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Pierre Thiolon

Full name: Pierre Michel Louis Thiolon
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 17, 1927 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: April 14, 2014
Affiliations: Stade français, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Pierre Thiolon started to play basketball with Stade français in 1945 and from 1949-55 played with Racing Club de France. With Racing Club, Thiolon won French titles in 1951, 1953 and 1954. Thiolon was capped 35 times with the French national team between 1947 and 1951 and won silver at the 1948 Olympics and bronze at the 1951 European Championships. He also competed at the 1947 European Championships where the French team finished in fifth place.

After his retirement from sports, Thiolon owned a small fence manufacturing company and coached Racing Club de France junior basketball team. His younger brother Bernard was also an international level basketball player and in 1951 Thiolon married Ginette Merle who was capped 18 times with the French national women’s team in late 1940s and early 1950s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Men's Basketball France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1948-08-13 USA 65, FRA 21 0
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1948-08-12 FRA 43, BRA 33 2
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1948-08-09 FRA 53, CHI 52 4
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Group D Match #1 1 1948-08-01 FRA 62, IRI 30 10
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Group D Match #4 1 1948-08-02 FRA 37, CUB 31 0
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Group D Match #5 2 1948-08-03 MEX 56, FRA 42 5
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball France FRA Group D Match #10 1 1948-08-06 FRA 73, IRL 14 7
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