Full name: Antônio Pereira Lira
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
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).
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|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Athletics||Men's Shot Put||Brazil||BRA||AC QR|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Brazil||Final Standings||AC||NM|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Brazil||Final Round||Round One||NP||foul|
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|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Brazil||Final Round||Round Three||NP||foul||NM|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Athletics||Brazil||Qualifying Round||AC||DNQ|