submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 19.05.2006
Terry Chlentzos Keramaris and Vikki Vrettos Fraioli recently visited their Uncle Pete in Palm Springs, CA, while he was recuperating in a rehabilitation center, following hip surgery. This is a short interview with him during his stay there in March 2006.
Peter Clentzos was born in Oakland, CA on June 15, 1909 to parents Diamantis Haralambos Chlentzos and Yanoula Coulentianos from Kythera, Greece.
Pete is an inspiration for his many accomplishments. At 96, he is the oldest, living, Olympic medal winner in the world!
He has been honored by numerous organizations for his dedication and contributions as an athlete, teacher, coach, and administrator.
Click on the links below to read the many articles posted on the web about Pete.
A biography by Steve Smith (part one)
A biography by Steve Smith (part two)
Athens, golf federation honor Pete Clentzos
Washington Post Article
Ahepa Olympic Proclamation
Pasadena Senior Center honors Olympian Pete Clentzos
Pete Clentzos - Pole Vault Olympian 1932
Pole Vault Olympic Ratings
2004 Biennial Salute Banquet Keynote Speech
Kidsnewsroom.org: Olympic Torch Lights Up America
See also: http://www,kytheraconnections.com
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