National and International career as a figure skater
- Didier Gailhaguet reached the winners’ podium of the French Championships on five occasions, winning the title in 1974 and 1975.
- He won a silver medal at what later became the ISU World Junior Championships in Vienna, Austria, in 1968.
- He was selected to take part in the European Figure-Skating Championships and World Figure-Skating Championships on five occasions. He represented France at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, before severely injuring his knee during a rugby match prior to the 1976 Winter Games.