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Stéphane Bernadis

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Name  Stephane Bernadis
Retired  2003
Began skating  1982
Partner  Sarah Abitbol

Former training locations  Paris
Height  1.78 m
Role  Figure skater
Country represented  France
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Born  23 February 1974 (age 41) (1974-02-23) Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Former coach  Jean-Christophe Simond, Stanislav Leonovich, Jean-Roland Racle
Similar People  Sarah Abitbol, Surya Bonaly, Gwendal Peizerat, Marina Anissina

Former choreographer  Tatiana Tarasova
Skating club  Francais Volants Paris

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Stéphane Bernadis (born 23 February 1974) is a French former pair skater. With skating partner Sarah Abitbol, he is the 2000 World bronze medalist, the 2000 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, a seven-time European medalist (two silver and five bronze medals), and a ten-time French national champion.


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Bernadis began skating at age eight because of his mother, English skater Donna Davies. He teamed up with Sarah Abitbol in 1992. Abitbol/Bernadis were coached by Jean-Roland Racle early in their career and then by Stanislav Leonovich in Paris.

At the 2000 World Championships in Nice, France, Bernadis said he was attacked by an unknown assailant with a razor on March 28 when he opened his hotel room door – resulting in an eight inch cut down his left forearm. Bernadis said he had received a death threat three weeks earlier. At the event, he and Abitbol won the bronze medal, becoming the first French pair skaters to win a World medal since Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet won gold in 1932.

An injury to Bernadis led the pair to withdraw after the short program from the 2001 World Championships. They qualified for the 2002 Olympics by winning the 2001 Golden Spin of Zagreb. Abitbol/Bernadis withdrew from the 2002 Olympics after Abitbol's Achilles tendon ruptured in practice – she underwent surgery and was off the ice for six months. After the 2003 European Championships, the pair changed coaches, moving to Jean-Christophe Simond.

Abitbol/Bernadis worked on throw triple axels.

Personal life

Bernadis and his wife, Elisabeth, have a daughter named Ava.


(with Abitbol)


with Abitbol

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

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Stéphane Bernadis Wikipedia

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