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Antônio Lira

Full name: Antônio Pereira Lira
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: November 13, 1909 in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Died: August 23, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Antônio Lira was a shot putter who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, without making a fair throw, but was a Brazilian and South American champion. Lira was a military man who became a general in the Brazilian army, and had a brother who was a minister in the Brazilian government. Antônio Lira spent many years as commander of the Escola de Educação Física do Exército. In 1963, Lira was attacked, shot and killed by a young man who was upset with Brazil’s government.

Personal Best\: SP – 14.18 (1941).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Shot Put Brazil BRA AC NM
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Men's Shot Put Brazil BRA AC QR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Final Standings AC NM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Final Round Round One NP foul
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Three NP foul NM
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round AC DNQ
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