Great Olympians

Biographies - PIR


Anne-Marie Pira

B. 1955-02-06, Bruxelles, Belgium
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's High Jump 17th 6
6


Giuseppe Pira

B. 1932-01-04, Dorgali, Italy
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Eights sixth 320
320


Pierangelo Pira

B. 1954-01-04, Rimini, Italy
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


(David) Antonio Piraíno V.

B. 1928-08-12, Palomar, Chile; D. 2020-05-06
Equestrianism - Dressage
1968 HP
Dressage, Individual 20th 1.25
Dressage, Team sixth 160
161.25


Jules Pirard

B. 1885-05-28, Hautmont, France; D. 1962-12-22
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, European system bronze 640
640


Gaetano Pirastu

B. 1955-07-22, Oristano, Italy
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Lightweight (-60 kg) Prel 0.492
0.492


Ion Pîrcălab

B. 1941-11-05, București, Romania
Football
1964 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Christian Pire

B. 1930-09-01, Tunis, Tunisia, lived in Paris, represented France
Aquatics - Diving
1956 1960 HP
Men's Springboard 14th 18th 18.56
18.56

There is no reason whatsoever to class this athlete as Tunisian, as Tunisia had a separate Olympic team by 1960.


Álvaro Roberto de Avila Pires

B. 1941-08-13, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Water Polo
1964 1968 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle R1:36th -3.64
Men's 4x100 metres Medley Relay R1:13th 6.4
Men's Water Polo 13th 12.8
19.20064


João Pires Sobrinho

B. 1934-10-06, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:3rd 0.023
Men's 200 metres R1:3rd 0.025
Men's 4x100m Relay SF:6th 13
13.048


Roger Pires

B. 1940-10-12, Plateau d'Hauteville, France
Cross-Country Skiing
1964 1968 HP
Men's 15 kilometres 23rd 24th 0.416
Men's 30 kilometres 21st 43rd 0.6400256
Men's 50 kilometres 24th 0.16
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay sixth 11th 176
177.2160256


Giancarlo Piretta

B. 1942-03-20, Torino, Italy
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fifth 1250
1250


Robert Charles "Bob" Pirie

B. 1916-04-30, Toronto, Ont., Canada; D. 1984-01-22
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 400 metres Freestyle SF:10th 100
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle SF:9th 160
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay 7th 100
360


(Douglas Alistair) Gordon Pirie

B. 1931-02-10, Leeds, England, Great Britain; D. 1991-12-07
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's 5000 metres fourth silver R1:8th 5600.0091
Men's 10000 metres 7th 8th 10th 756
6356.0091


Irene Pirie-Milton

B. 1914-06-07, Toronto, Ont., Canada; D. 1998-12
Swimming
1932 1936 HP
Women's 100m Freestyle R1:4th R1:26th 4.064
Women's 400m Freestyle R1:4th 40
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay fourth fourth 800
844.064


Lockwood Masters "Woody" Pirie

B. 1904-04-25, New York, NY, USA; D. 1965-05-04
Sailing (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Two-Person Keelboat (Swallow) bronze 3200
3200


Mehmet Akif Pirim

B. 1968-09-17, Rize, Turkey
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 HP
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) gold bronze 13440
13440


Juan Píriz

B. 1902-05-17, Montevideo, Uruguay; D. 1946-03-23
Football (1 gold)
1928 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Josip Pirmajer

B. 1944-02-14, Trbovlje, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2018-06-24
Football
1964 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320

Although born in Slovenia, he started his football career in Srbobran, Serbia. He continued to live there, was honoured by the town as its most successful sportsman and died there in 2018. I consider him Serbian as a result.


Bruce Pirnie

B. 1942-09-20, Boston, USA, represented Canada
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's Shot Put 17th QU:20th 7.5
7.5


René Pirolley

B. 1931-10-17, Paris, France; D. 2013-03-26
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's 100 metres Backstroke SF:16th 9.6
Men's 200 metres Butterfly R1:9th 240
249.6


Piros Béla

B. 1891, Arad, Romania, then part of Hungary, represented Hungary
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Architecture - Architectural Designs AC 9.437
9.437


Piroska József

B. 1930-07-20, Budapest, Hungary
Alpine Skiing
1952 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 79th 0.0000000000016
Men's Slalom R1:78th 0.00000000000256
0.00000000000416


Gaspard Pirotte

represented Belgium
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, Swedish system bronze 640
640


Roger Pirotte

B. 1910-03-31, represented Belgium
Track Cycling
1936 HP
Men's Tandem Sprint QF 717.5
717.5


Joachim Pirsch

B. 1914-10-26, from Berlin, represented Germany; D. 1988-08-25
Rowing (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Double Sculls silver 5000
5000


Dumitru Pirvulescu

B. 1933-06-14, Bucuresti, Romania; D. 2007-04-09
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Flyweight (-52 kg) 9th fourth gold bronze 20100
20100


Désiré Piryns

B. 1889, Zele, Belgium; D. 1948
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - Drawings and Water Colours AC 3.724
3.724


Alessandro Pirzio Biroli

Olympic Competitor nr 4087


Written 2001-02-02 - last modified 2022-08-06

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