Gwendal receives a letter from Marina, asking him if he
would like to skate with her. Gwendal doesn't think about it
seriously, but he keeps the letter in a drawer just in
Marina comes in Lyon for the first time to meet Gwendal and
make a test with him.
Marina definitely stays in Lyon.
Marina & Gwendal enter their first competition together.
Marina's mother comes to live with her in France.
Marina & Gwendal place 10th at their first Worlds
Marina & Gwendal rise in the rankings: they place 5th at
the European championships, a dramatic improvement from
their 12th place finishing in 1994.
Marina & Gwendal win their first National title.
Marina gets French citizenship.
Big disappointment for Marina & Gwendal after placing
only 4th at Europeans behind Romanova & Yaroshenko,
while many people thought they deserved to win the bronze
Marina & Gwendal place 3rd at the first Grand prix
Final, in front of the Canadians Bourne & Kraatz.
Again, Marina & Gwendal miss the podium at Worlds, where
they are beaten by Bourne & Kraatz. They feel
Marina & Gwendal win their second National title, this
time beating the World bronze medallists, Sophie Moniotte
and Pascal Lavanchy, who were coming back after an
At Nations Cup, Marina & Gwendal unveil a new style with
their "Romeo & Juliet" routine, full of drama and of
difficult lifts, including two new reverse lifts.
Marina & Gwendal win their first and long-awaited bronze
medal at Europeans.
Marina & Gwendal make their dream come true by winning
the bronze medal at the Nagano Olympic Games.
Marina & Gwendal go on improving by winning the silver
medal at Worlds.
Despite a wonderful performance to "The Man in the Iron
Mask", Marina & Gwendal place second at Europeans behind
Krylova & Ovsiannikov, when near to everybody thought
they deserved to win.
Marina & Gwendal win the original dance at Worlds, which
gives them big hopes for the gold medal.
Big disappointment: Marina & Gwendal place second behind
Krylova & Ovsiannikov at Worlds. Like the Duchesnays
before them, they are the people's champions.
Marina & Gwendal unveil their new program, coreographed
by Torvill & Dean, "Carmina Burana", at Trophée
Lalique. They win and get a 6.0 from the British judge. In
the same time, they learn that Krylova & Ovsiannikov
will have to withdraw from Europeans & Worlds due to an
Marina & Gwendal win the European title in Vienna,
Austria. It is the first European title for French ice
dancers since 1968 when the Guhels won.
Marina & Gwendal become World champions in their home
country, getting 1st place ordinals from all judges and four