Year of Birth: 1940

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2017

Honours:

George Puce was the third best discus thrower in the world in 1968. He was a member of Canada’s Olympic team and competed in Mexico City where he placed 13th in the discus. George won 3 Commonwealth Games medals, including a bronze in the shot put in 1966 to go along with a silver in the discus.  His third was a gold in the discus in 1970. George was awarded a bronze medal in the discus at the 1963 FISU Games and the 1967 Pan Am Games.

George was the Canadian Champion in the discus in 1966, 1968, 1969 and held the Canadian Record of 211-3 (64.39) set in 1968 (formerly 172-6 (52.58m) in 1962). This record stood until 1976.