Anne-Marie Pira (born 6 February 1955) is a retired Belgian heptathlete who excelled in the hurdles and jumping events.

She was born in Brussels.[1] Pira became Belgian heptathlon champion in 1976, 1977 and 1979. She also won the 100 metres hurdles in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980; the high jump in 1976, 1977 and 1978; and the long jump in 1980.[2]

In the high jump she finished 17th at the 1976 Olympic Games[1] and competed at the 1978 European Championships without reaching the final.[3] At the 1980 European Indoor Championships she finished eleventh in the long jump[4] and competed in the 60 metres hurdles.[5]

Her personal best high jump was 1.92 metres, achieved in 1977.[1] She became Belgian Sportswoman of the Year in 1976 and 1977.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Anne-Marie Pira". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Belgian Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Women High Jump Athletics XII European Championships 1978 Praga (TCH)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "1980 European Indoor Championships, women's long jump final". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "1980 European Indoor Championships, women's 60 m hurdles heats". Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Olympians Who Were Elected Belgian Athlete of the Year". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2017.