Pete George's Press

Pete George's PressHow outstanding is this picture?  Shown here is Pete George's final press of 122.5 kg at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic games... enough to put him in the lead, at least temporarily. George had to settle for silver though as a few minutes later he was overtaken by Fyodor Bogdanovsky of the Soviet Union who eventually took the gold with a 420 kg total (75kg weight class.) If you look very closely, you can see Bob Hoffman in the crowd.

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