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November 2002
Great Nottinghamians : Torvill and Dean
Torvill and Dean
Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill.
Torvill and Dean ended an illustrious partnership spanning 23-years in 1998, read their biography below.

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Torvill and Dean
1957 - Jayne Torvill is born in Nottingham.
1958 - Christopher Dean is born in Nottingham.
1965 - Jayne becomes hooked on ice skating aged 8.
1968 - Chris starts skating age 10.
1971 - Jayne becomes British National Pairs Champion with partner was Michael Hutchenson.
1972 - Chris starts competing as an ice dancer with partner Sandra Elson.
1974 - Chris joins the Police force aged 16.
1975 - Torvill and Dean unite for the first time.
1978 - Come 4th in their first European Championships.
1978 - Come 11th in their first World Championships.
1979 - Come 6th in the European Championships.
1979 - Come 8th in the World Championships.
1980 - Chris and Jayne progress to become British National Dance Champions for the first time.
1980 - Come 4th in the European Championships.
1980 - Come 5th in Olympics.
1981 - Jayne wins Sports Writers' Sportswoman of the Year.
1981 - Win the European Championships for the first time.
1981 - Win the World Champiopnships, for the first time.
1982 - Win the European Championships.
1982 - Win the World Championships.
1983 - Win the World Championships.
1984 - Win the European Championships.
1984 - Win the World Championships for the 4th time in a row.
1984 - Win the Olympic gold medal for their dance to Ravel's Bolero, in Sarajevo.
1984 - Torvill and Dean both win BBC Sports Personality of the Year
1985 - Embark on their first world tour.
1987 - Perform 'Ice Escapades' touring the USA.
1988-90 - Perform with the Russian Allstars on a world tour.
1991 - Chris marries French-Canadian world champion ice dancer Isabelle Duchesney.
1992 - Start the best of Torvill and Dean Tour of the UK.
1993 - Chris divorces wife Isabelle
1994 - Win the European Championships.

1994 - Torvill and Dean make a dramatic return to the Olympic stage in Lillehammer, Norway. Winning the bronze medal.

1994 - Chris marries Jill Trenary.
1994-95 - Start 'Face the music' World tour.
1997 - Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform in the 'Ice Adventures' tour of Great Britain.
1998 - Perform for the last time on the 'Canadian Stars' on Ice tour.
1998 - Torvill and Dean anounce their retirement.
1999 - Torvill and Dean are awarded an OBE.
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