Peter George

:: 6/23/2017: Victor Rosenberg, Cleveland Heights Ohio, USA
Yes, I guess Rapahel Chimishkian was the first Armenian Olympic gold medalist. And since he was from Georgia, he preceded Paul Anderson in that category....I'm also curious about whether Pete George ever attended St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church in Fairlawn, Ohio, where I saw Bulgarian President Zhelyu Zhelev in 1992.

:: 6/21/2017: arthur chidlovski, boston ma, usa
Victor, you are correct. The interview I read was in the Iron Master (1991) and I referred to it @ http://www.chidlovski.net/blog/index.php/2017/04/25/peter-george-usa/

:: 6/21/2017: Victor Rosenberg, Cleveland Heights Ohio, USA
Arthur--Is the interview on your site or elsewhere? And am I correct that the Georges, or Taleffs, were ethnic Bulgarians from Macedonia?

:: 6/17/2017: Peter George, Honoulu HI, USA
Victor, Our fatherís name was Tryan Taleff. It was changed to Tony George after arriving in the USA.

:: 6/4/2017: arthur chidlovski, , usa
all set. thanks.

:: 6/4/2017: p.sacco, atl high. n.j., u.s.
Which numbers are correct?

:: 6/4/2017: p.sacco, atl high. n.j., u.s.
1950:Middleweight total equals 390 not 395,1953 total:372.5 not 370.

:: 6/3/2017: arthur chidlovski, , usa
Victor, it's a good question... From the interview with Peter George, Bulgarian was the first language he spoke when he was a kid. He was fluent in Bulgarian, spoke and read Bulgarian papers... You're right about Nurikyan being from an Armenian family in Plovdiv. But, he the first Bulgarian but wasn't the first Armenian to win the Olympics in weightlifting :-)

:: 6/3/2017: arthur chidlovski, , usa
In 1950 he competed in the 75kg, in 1953 - in the 67.5kg class

:: 6/3/2017: p.sacco, atl high. n.j., u.s.
Pete George: 1950: 107.5 126 157.5 390 1953:107.5 115 150 370?

:: 5/15/2017: Victor Rosenberg, Cleveland Heights Ohio, USA
In the caption to the colorized picture elsewhere on this website, it is mentioned that the George brothers are from a Bulgarian family. Does anyone know what their original family name was? And by the way, if Pete George counts as the first Bulgarian Olympic champion, should Norair Nurikyan count as an Armenian Olympic champion?

:: 8/23/2012: Jason Freshwater, Grandview Texas, USA
My dad Henry Freshwater used to train with Pete at Larry Barnholths garage gym. He always spoke highly of Pete.

:: 8/12/2012: Joseph Wilson, Marietta Georgia, USA
Childhood friend and class mate at Robinson elementary school and East Hi. We lived on Robert street and are 3 monfh apart..His older brother George was a pain until they moved. Every kid in our neighborhood bragged that we knew him when left for London. We didn't think that when he and his best friend Mike started body building. Pete was small like me. Hi Petr!

:: 8/12/2012: Joseph Wilson, Marietta Georgia, USA
Childhood friend and class mate at Robinson elementary school and East Hi. We lived on Robert street and are 3 monfh apart..His older brother George was a pain until they moved. Every kid in our neighborhood bragged that we knew him when left for London. We didn't think that when he and his best friend Mike started body building. Pete was small like me. Hi Petr!


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