At the end of 2009, Girard and her companion Karl Taillepierre created a high-level group of athletes which she trained at the Combs-la-Ville track. This group named "Team Patricia Girard" became a legally independent association declared in the Prefecture of Seine-et-Marne in February 2012 with its registered office in Combs-la-Ville . Among these athletes are: Cindy Billaud (since October 2014), Alice Decaux (up to 2011), Adrianna Lamalle (up to 2012), Gnima Faye (up to 2012), Reina-Flor Okori , Rosvitha Okou , Cornnelly Calydon , Karl Taillepierre , Toumany Coulibaly , Pascal Martinot-Lagarde , Thomas Ravon , Mohamed Koné, Ronald Pognon and Leslie Djhone (since October 2014).
She was the silver medallist in the hurdles at the 1994 IAAF World Cup and won that event at the 1994 IAAF Grand Prix Final with a career best time of seconds. In 1997 she competed in the World Championships held in Athens , Greece in the 100 metres hurdles where she finished second behind Sweden's Ludmila Engquist . She won two straight hurdles titles at the 1994 European Athletics Championships and 1998 European Athletics Championships . At the 1999 World Championships in Athletics she came fifth in the hurdles final and improved to fourth at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics . She tried for a third straight European title at the 2002 European Athletics Championships but hit a hurdle in the final and finished last. She retired from competition in 2004.