Jim George (weightlifter)

James D. George (born June 1, 1935) is a retired American weightlifter. He competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a bronze and a silver medal, respectively.[1]

Jim George
Jim George, Ireneusz Paliński, Jan Bochenek 1960.jpg
Jim George, Ireneusz Paliński and Jan Bochenek at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1935-06-01) June 1, 1935 (age 86)
Akron, Ohio, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight81–83 kg (179–183 lb)

George is the son of Bulgarian immigrants from Macedonia.[2] His elder brother, Pete George, is also a retired Olympic weightlifter. Jim was a four-time AAU champion and the 1959 Pan American champion in the light-heavyweight division. He also won four medals at the world championships (1955–1959) and set two world record (1956), in the snatch and clean and jerk.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Jim George". sports-reference. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ John D. Fair, Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell Muscletown USA; Penn State Press, 1999, ISBN 0271043253, p. 159.
  3. ^ James George. chidlovski.net