At his retirement, Dr. Peter T. George had scored more points in world competition than any other weightlifter in the sport’s history. He was world champion five times, runner-up twice and held national, world and Olympic records in three body weight classes. He won Olympic gold at Helsinki in 1952, silver at London in 1948 and Melbourne in 1956.

George was selected to coach the 1980 U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team, which did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Games.

In 1996 at the Atlanta Games, he was honored as one of America’s “100 Golden Olympians.”

Dr. George was in the private practice of orthodontics and served on the faculty of the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine.

BORN 1929

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