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Pete George

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePeter T. "Pete"•George
Used namePete•George
Born29 June 1929 in Akron, Ohio (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 73-75 kg
AffiliationsThe Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Pete George ran up an impressive record in major competition. In addition to his Olympic record, he won five World Championships and was twice runner-up for that title. He also won two Pan American Games gold medals (1951 and 1955 both in middleweight) and was a five-time national champion. Pete George attended Kent State University and then dental school at the Ohio State University. He became a practicing orthodontist in Hawai’i and also served as a professor on the state of the Medical College of the University of Hawai’i and served a term as president of the Hawai’ian Dental Association.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 150.0 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 155.0 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 392.5 1
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 400.0 1
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 125.0 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 127.5 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 157.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 407.5 2
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 412.5 2
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 127.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 157.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 162.5 AC

Olympic family relations

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