Pierre Brunet (figure skater)
Pierre and Andrée Brunet on their marriage day in 1929
|Born||28 June 1902|
|Died||27 July 1991(aged 89)|
|Height||168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
Pierre Émile Ernest Brunet (28 June 1902 – 27 July 1991) was a figure skater. Together with his wife Andrée Brunet he won Olympic medals in 1924, 1928 and 1932, as well as four world titles between 1926 and 1932 in pair skating. He also competed in singles, winning the national title in 1924–1931 and finishing seventh-eighth at the 1924 and 1928 Winter Olympics.
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.
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.
|Winter Olympic Games||8th||7th|
Pairs (with Andrée Joly)
|Winter Olympic Games||3rd||1st||1st|
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