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Marine Debauve
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Debauve at the 2008 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of France France

Born

September 3 1988 (1988-09-03) (age 28)
Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France

Years on National Team

1999-2008

Coach(es)

Yves Kieffer, Veronique Legras, Marjorie Heuls

Current status

Retired

Marine Debauve (born September 3, 1988) is a French artistic gymnast who competed in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. As the 2005 all-around European Champion, Debauve is also the first French female gymnast to win a major international all-around title. She was also the 2003 French all-around national champion.

Gymnastics Career

Debauve first became interested in gymnastics at the age of 4 and participated in her first international competition at the age of 11. In 2003 she won the all-around French championship and took part in her first world championships. She represented her country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece finishing 6th in the team event. In the all-around final she finished in 7th place, the highest ranking ever achieved by a French gymnast at the Olympics. A year later she was all-around champion at the 2005 European Championships, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win a major international all-around title.

Although she initially retired in 2005 after winning the European Championships, Debauve returned to compete for France at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the team final the French team finished in 7th place. Debauve lived in Paris and was coached by Yves Kieffer and Marjorie Heuls.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2003French Nationals1st
Anaheim World Championships10
2004Athens Olympic Games67
2005French Nationals1st
Paris World Cup1st
Stuttgart World Cup53rd
Debrecen European Championships1st
2008Beijing Olympic Games7

Floor Music

2004 - "Another Cha-Cha" by Santa Esmeralda

2008 - "Tikal"


European All-Around Champions
Larisa Latynina • Natalia Kot • Larisa Latynina • Marjana Bilic • Věra ČáslavskáKarin JanzTamara Lazakovich | Ludmilla TourischevaLudmilla TourischevaNadia ComăneciMaxi GnauckOlga BicherovaElena ShushunovaDaniela SilivaşSvetlana BoginskayaTatiana GutsuGina GogeanLilia PodkopayevaSvetlana KhorkinaAlina KozichMarine DebauveVanessa FerrariKsenia SemenovaAnna DementyevaAliya MustafinaGiulia SteingruberEllie Downie

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