Parry O'Brien

1932 - 2007

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William Patrick "Parry" O'Brien (January 28, 1932 – April 21, 2007) was an American shot put champion. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics where he won two gold medals (1952, 1956) and one silver medal (1960). In his last Olympic competition (1964) he placed fourth. For all of these accomplishments, O'Brien was inducted into the IAAF and U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Parry O'Brien has received more than 82,056 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Parry O'Brien is the 52nd most popular athlete (up from 104th in 2019), the 2,410th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,978th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Parry O'Brien ranks 52 out of 3,055Before him are Shizo Kanakuri, Frank Zane, Larry Scott, Florence Griffith Joyner, Thomas Hicks, and Mark Phillips. After him are Hans Woellke, Eric Liddell, Fritz Hofmann, Francisco Lázaro, Archie Hahn, and Peter Norman.

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Among people born in 1932, Parry O'Brien ranks 129Before him are Amrish Puri, Anna Moffo, Michihiro Ozawa, Dino Sani, Geraldine McEwan, and Alfred Worden. After him are Frances E. Allen, Nichelle Nichols, Colville Young, Christy Brown, Momoko Kōchi, and Gato Barbieri. Among people deceased in 2007, Parry O'Brien ranks 99Before him are Denny Doherty, Lee Hazlewood, Vilma Espín, Gianfranco Ferré, Julien Gracq, and Maurice Papon. After him are David Lane, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Pierre Messmer, Raul Hilberg, Raymond Barre, and Jerzy Kawalerowicz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Parry O'Brien ranks 2,410 out of 15,968Before him are Brittany Murphy (1977), Michael J. Sandel (1953), Lew Wallace (1827), Elgin Baylor (1934), Louis Gossett Jr. (1936), and Murray Perahia (1947). After him are Jimmy Cobb (1929), Will Sampson (1933), Wilbur Scoville (1865), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Parry O'Brien ranks 21Before him are Ronnie Coleman (1964), Eddie Eagan (1897), Tommie Smith (1944), Frank Zane (1942), Larry Scott (1938), and Florence Griffith Joyner (1959). After him are Archie Hahn (1880), Robert Garrett (1875), Jim Thorpe (1887), Thomas Curtis (1873), Frederick Lorz (1884), and Jim Hines (1946).