28 June 1902|
||27 July 1991
Pierre Brunet (28 June 1902 – 27 July 1991) was a figure skater who competed for France in both singles and pairs.
Brunet was born in Paris, France. He and his partner Andrée Joly were the French national champions from 1924 until 1935, and won three Olympic medals. They refused to defend their title at the 1936 Winter Olympics, however, in protest over Nazi Germany. The pair won four World Championships, competing in alternate years.
As a single skater, Brunet won ten national titles. He placed 8th (last) as a single skater at the 1924 Winter Olympics and 7th at the 1928 Winter Olympics.
Brunet and Joly were married in 1929. They had a son, Jean-Pierre, who went on to compete for the United States.
In 1936, Brunet and Joly turned professional. They emigrated to the United States in 1940 and became coaches. Brunet's students included Olympic gold-medal winning skaters Carol Heiss and Scott Hamilton in addition to World Champion Donald Jackson.
Pierre Brunet died in Boyne City, Michigan. He was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1976.
Pairs (with Andrée Joly)