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Pete George

Pete George

Pete George
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Intro Weightlifter
Is Athlete Weightlifter
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 29 June 1929, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Age 92 years
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Peter T. "Pete" George (born June 29, 1929) is an American weightlifter and Olympic and World champion of Macedonian descent. He won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He also won 5 World championships outside of the Olympics in 1947, 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955. He placed second at the World Championships in 1949, and 1950, making a total of 10 medals in World and Olympic competition. He also set 4 world records, 3 in the clean and jerk, and 1 in the total.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he received silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, and at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

He was the first 15-year-old to clean and jerk 300 lbs and was the youngest senior state champion of Ohio at 14 and 1/2.

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