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 91,804 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Parry O'Brien is the 213th most popular athlete (down from 52nd in 2019), the 4,744th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,409th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Athlete.

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Among athletes, Parry O'Brien ranks 213 out of 3,059Before him are Harald Tammer, Ken McArthur, Valeriy Pidluzhnyy, Jonathan Edwards, Milka Babović, and Yang Chuan-kwang. After him are Samuel Jones, Arthur Russell, Leonid Zhabotinsky, Armas Taipale, Micheline Ostermeyer, and Francis Lane.

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Among people born in 1932, Parry O'Brien ranks 232Before him are Jean Stablinski, Solange Berry, Erró, Donald Byrd, Albert Collins, and Yakir Aharonov. After him are Sanpei Shirato, Ted Cassidy, Elaine May, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Otto Schily, and Katarina Taikon. Among people deceased in 2007, Parry O'Brien ranks 182Before him are Salomon Morel, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Gyula Zsivótzky, Angelo Felici, Sandro Salvadore, and Yang Chuan-kwang. After him are Manuel Bento, Driss Chraïbi, Jan Wolkers, Mariano Gonzalvo, Toše Proeski, and Aloísio Lorscheider.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Parry O'Brien ranks 4,744 out of 18,182Before him are Marta Kauffman (1956), Jerry Rubin (1938), Alice Pearce (1917), Barry Bonds (1964), Mitchell Ryan (1928), and Haddon Sundblom (1899). After him are Samuel Jones (1880), David Chase (1945), Richard Montague (1930), Art Farmer (1928), Stephen Collins (1947), and Joe Haldeman (1943).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Parry O'Brien ranks 48Before him are Ralph Rose (1885), William Porter (1926), Harry Hillman (1881), Johnny Hayes (1886), Charley Paddock (1900), and Platt Adams (1885). After him are Samuel Jones (1880), Francis Lane (1874), Fred Kelly (1891), Frederick Lorz (1884), Maxie Long (1878), and Earle Meadows (1913).