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Pierre Béchu

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Pierre Béchu
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born(1959-03-10)10 March 1959
Bron, France
Died24 August 1988(1988-08-24) (aged 29)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partnerNathalie Hervé
Catherine Le Bail

Pierre Béchu (10 March 1959 – 24 August 1988)[1] was a French ice dancer. With Nathalie Hervé, he became a five-time French national champion, from 1980 to 1984. They placed eighth at the 1981 World Championships, fifth at the 1983 European Championships, and 14th at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

In August 1988, Hervé and Béchu were traveling with their daughter, Johanna, when their vehicle collided with another, killing Béchu and Johanna.[2]

Early in his career, Béchu competed with Catherine Le Bail. They won bronze at the 1978 French Championships.


With Hervé

Event 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Winter Olympics 14th
World Championships 12th 8th 11th WD
European Championships 11th 6th 6th 5th 8th
St. Gervais 2nd 2nd
French Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD = Withdrew

With Le Bail

Event 1977–78
French Championships 3rd


  1. ^ "Pierre Béchu". sports-reference.com.
  2. ^ Patinage Magazine N°12, October 1988
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