Peter George was born June 29, 1929. He was an American weightlifter and Olympic champion of Macedonian descent. He won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. 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.