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Christopher Dean Portrait
Christopher Dean
27th July 1958, Nottingham, England
Parents: Colin & Mavis Dean (stepmother Betty Dean)
Siblings: None
Began Skating: Age 10
First Coach: Ken Babbington
Former Career: Police Constable
1st Skating Partner: Sandra Elson
British Primary Dance Champions 1972
British Junior Dance Champions 1974
2nd Partner: Jayne Torvill
British Ice Dance Champions 1978 – 1983 & 1994
European Ice Dance Champions 1981, ’82, ’84 & 1994
World Ice Dance Champions 1981 – 84
Olympic Ice Dance Champions 1984
Olympic Ice Dance Bronze Medalists 1994
World Professional Ice Dance Champions 1984, ’85, ’90, ’95 & ‘96
Children: Jack, born 1998 & Sam, born 2000
Home: Colorado Springs, USA
Honours: MBE awarded 1981
OBE awarded 2000
Awards: BBC Television Team of the Year 1982
BBC Television Team of the Year 1983
BBC Television Sports Personality of the Year 1984
Freeman of the City of Nottingham 1985
Inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1989
Nottingham Trent University HonMA 1993
Honoured by the German Figure Skating Federation 1995
Honoured by the Russian Figure Skating Federation 2009
Patronage: The Chloe Cotton Trust