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Ion Drîmbă

Full name: Ionel Alexandru "Ion" Drîmbă
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 18, 1942 in Timişoara, Timiş, Romania
Died: 2006 in [unknown], Unknown, Brazil
Affiliations: Steaua Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Ileana Gyulai-Drîmbă-Jenei.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ion Drîmbă already had two Olympics under his belt when he entered the 1968 Olympic with serious hopes for a medal. The Romanian foil team had captured the 1967 world title, and were hoping to repeat that performance in Mexico. But the team was eliminated in a close semi-final with the USSR, and placed fourth. Drîmbă still achieved success in the individual event, where he only lost two bouts to win the Olympic title - the first Romanian fencer to do so. After winning a team bronze medal at the 1969 World Championships, he defected to the west in 1970. He started working as a fencing coach in West Germany, the United States, Brazil and Venezuela. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, he briefly returned to Romania, unsuccessfully attempting to become president of the Romanian NOC. Drîmbă won one Romanian title in sabre (1964) and three in foil (1964, 1968-69).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 6 p2 r2/5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 9T
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Men's Foil, Team Romania ROU 6
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Romania ROU 5 p2 r2/4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Romania ROU 7T
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 1 Gold
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Foil, Team Romania ROU 4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Two 6 1960-08-29 0 4 9 20
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Woyda (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Brecht (GER) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Sisikin (URS) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 3
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 2 1960-08-29 4 1 24 12
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 1 1960-08-29 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Schwende (CAN) 4 5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 1 1960-08-29 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Hamilton (IRL) 1 5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 1 1960-08-29 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Echeverry (COL) 0 5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 1 1960-08-29 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Ben Joullon (MAR) 2 5
1960 Summer 18 Roma Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Twelve 2 1960-08-29 Verhalle (BEL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Pool One AC 1964-10-14 1 0 10 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-14 Drîmbă (ROU) 10, Madani (IRI) 4 10
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Pool Two AC 1964-10-14 0 1 6 10
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-14 Losert (AUT) 10, Drîmbă (ROU) 6 6
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-13 3 2 23 16
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Sveshnikov (URS) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Gyuricza (HUN) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Leckie (GBR) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-13 Woyda (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-13 Curletto (ITA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 2 1964-10-13 4 1 24 13
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 2 1964-10-13 Courtillat (FRA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Hoskyns (GBR) 3 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Ryan (IRL) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Nannini (ARG) 3 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Six 1 1964-10-13 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Zarnegar (IRI) 1 5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool 1 1968-10-16 4 1 22 15
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Pool Eight 1 1968-10-15 5 0 25 10
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Nine 1 1968-10-15 4 0 20 9

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-16 1 1 17 13
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-16 GER 8/60, ROU 8/57 8/57 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-16 Wellmann (GER) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-16 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Brecht (GER) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-16 Mehl (GER) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-16 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Gerresheim (GER) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-16 ROU 9, HUN 5 9 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-16 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Kamuti (HUN) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-16 Gyuricza (HUN) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 NC 1964-10-16 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Gyarmati (HUN) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-16 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Szabó (HUN) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-15 0 1 2 9
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-15 POL 9, ROU 2 2 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Skrudlik (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 2 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Woyda (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One NC 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Franke (POL) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Parulski (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-15 2 1 28 13
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 ROU 11, FRA 5 11 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Revenu (FRA) 3 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Rodocanachi (FRA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Magnan (FRA) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Noël (FRA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 3
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 ROU 8/62, USA 8/54 8/62 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Axelrod (USA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Anastasi (USA) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-15 Glazer (USA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Cohen (USA) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 ROU 9, ARG 0 9 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Bisellach (ARG) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One NC 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Taboada (ARG) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Lanteri (ARG) 0 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One NC 1964-10-15 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Nannini (ARG) Not contested
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool 4 1968-10-19 1 1 16 15
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1968-10-19 0 1 3 9
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1968-10-19 POL 9, ROU 3 3 2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Franke (POL)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Parulski (POL)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1968-10-19 Woyda (POL) , Drîmbă (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 NC 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Skrudlik (POL) Not contested
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round One 1 1968-10-19 ROU 8, ITA 7 8 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round One 2 1968-10-19 Maffei (ITA) , Drîmbă (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round One 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Granieri (ITA)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round One 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Pinelli (ITA)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round One 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , La Ragione (ITA)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round Two 2 1968-10-19 URS 8/63, ROU 8/60 8/60 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round Two 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Sveshnikov (URS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round Two 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Putiatin (URS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round Two 2 1968-10-19 Sharov (URS) , Drîmbă (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Round Two 1 1968-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) , Sisikin (URS)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 2 0 21 11
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 ROU 8/61, JPN 8/57 8/61 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , Fukuda (JPN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1968-10-18 Okawa (JPN) , Drîmbă (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , Mano (JPN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , Shimizu (JPN)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 ROU 13, EGY 3 13 3
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , El-Kalyoubi (EGY)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1968-10-18 Soheim (EGY) , Drîmbă (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , El-Abidin (EGY)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1968-10-18 Drîmbă (ROU) , El-Husseini (EGY)

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 5 1964-10-19 3 4 23 28
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-19 Pawłowski (POL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 1 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-19 Mavlikhanov (URS) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-19 Lefèvre (FRA) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Kovács (HUN) 3 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Shibata (JPN) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Leckie (GBR) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-19 Theuerkauff (GER) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 3
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 3 1964-10-19 3 2 21 16
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Rylsky (URS) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Chicca (ITA) 2 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, González (ARG) 2 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1964-10-19 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Ryan (IRL) 2 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Posada (COL) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 2 2

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 3T 1964-10-23 0 1 0 9
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 HUN 9, ROU 0 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 NC 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Pézsa (HUN) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 Bakonyi (HUN) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 2 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 NC 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Meszéna (HUN) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Pool for 5/6 2 1964-10-23 Kovács (HUN) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 2 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-23 0 1 6 8
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1964-10-23 FRA 8, ROU 6 6 3
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Ramez (FRA) 3 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Arabo (FRA) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Parent (FRA) 4 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Pool Two NC 1964-10-23 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Lefèvre (FRA) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 2 0 19 9
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 ROU 10, GBR 6 10 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Oldcorn (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 3
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Hoskyns (GBR) 2 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Leckie (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 3
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 ROU 9, AUS 3 9 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Martonffy (AUS) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 2 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, Tornallyay (AUS) 1 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two NC 1964-10-22 Drîmbă (ROU) Not contested, Rizzuto (AUS) Not contested
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 5