- Category : 1942-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 2
French athlete and sports leader.
He won five league titles in France in the 400m hurdles between 1963 and 1968, and thrice broke the national record (51 s 0 in 1964, 50 s 6 in 1965 and 50 s 3 in 1966). In 1966, Poirier won the bronze medal of the European Championships in Budapest (50 s 5). He also participated in the Olympic Games of 1964 and 1968 where he was eliminated respectively in the first round and semifinals.
Robert Poirier was the national technical director of French athletics from 2001 to 2005.