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)
Died28 July 2021
Measurements172 cm / 73-75 kg
AffiliationsThe Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
NOC 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Pete George
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Pete George
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Pete George
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

Special Notes