Andrée Brunet-Joly

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndrée Marguerite Blanche•Brunet-Joly
Used nameAndrée•Brunet-Joly
Born16 September 1901 in Paris IIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died30 March 1993 in Boyne City, Michigan (USA)
Measurements165 cm
NOC France


Andrée Brunet-Joly had a long competitive career, representing France from 1921-33, while skating both in singles and pairs. She skated pairs with Pierre Brunet and later married him. Together they won 10 consecutive French crowns in pairs skating (1924-33). In addition to their two Olympic pairs gold medals (1928, 1932), they were World Champions in 1926, 1928, 1930, and 1932, and runners-up in 1925. In 1932, the Brunets completed a Triple Crown by also winning the European Championships. Brunet-Joly was also the top French singles skater of her era, winning the French national title from 1921-30. She competed at both the 1924 and 1928 Winter Olympics in singles, finishing 5th and 11th, respectively. After their competitive careers ended, the couple settled in the United States where they skated in ice shows and coached skating, with Carol Heiss and Scott Hamilton among their pupils. The Brunets had a child, Jean-Pierre, one of the very few skaters to ever defeat Dick Button, but he died in a car accident when only 19-years-old.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) FRA Andrée Joly
Singles, Women (Olympic) 5
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Pierre Brunet 3 Bronze
1928 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) FRA Andrée Joly
Singles, Women (Olympic) 11
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Pierre Brunet 1 Gold
1932 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) FRA Andrée Brunet
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Pierre Brunet 1 Gold

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