Christopher DEAN

Great Britain GBR

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Lake Placid 1980
  • Year of Birth
    1958
Olympic Results

Biography

Christopher DEAN

Christopher Dean and his partner Jayne Torvill broke the Russian domination of ice skate dancing and mesmerised the world with their interpretation of Ravel’s Bolero

Russian domination broken

At the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games, Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill from Nottingham, England, won the ice dance competition. This was the first time that the competition had been won by a non-Russian couple.

Ravel’s Bolero

The English couple mesmerised the world with their breathtaking interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. The judges awarded them 12 scores of 6.0 out of 18 marks, including across-the-board perfect scores for artistic impression.

Clever timing

The couple managed to present their 4-minute 28-second dance despite the fact that the time limit was 4 minutes 10 seconds. They did this by moving their bodies to the music for 18 seconds before they started skating.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

B
Ice Dancing
Ice Dancing Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

G
Ice Dancing
Ice Dancing Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1980

#5
Ice Dancing
Ice Dancing Figure Skating