Peter George (USA): Snatch Lifting in Paris, 1950
History in Color:
October 14, 1950, Paris, France – 1948 Olympic vice champion, 21-year old middleweight Peter George of Akron, OH, USA competes in the snatch program in the 75kg at the 1950 World Championship in Paris.
Peter George won both the snatch and clean-and-jerk programs but still earned only a silver medal.
The title was won by legendary Khadr El Touni of Egypt due to his 17.5kg lead in the press lift. Vladimir Pushkarev of Team USSR was the 3rd in the middleweight.