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Nicolae Martinescu

Full name: Nicolae Martinescu
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: February 24, 1940 in Vişani, Brăila, Romania
Died: April 1, 2013 in Bucureşti, Bucureşti, Romania
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Nicolae Martinescu was the world’s top Greco-Roman light-heavyweight and later heavyweight wrestler during the late 1960s and early 70s. The high point of his career was at the 1972 Olympics, where he won Olympic heavyweight gold, after winning a light-heavyweight bronze at the 1968 Olympics. At the World Championships, Martinescu was less successful, winning light-heavyweight silver in 1963, heavyweight silver in 1971, light-heavyweight bronzes in 1966 and 1967, heavyweight bronze in 1974 and super-heavyweight bronze in 1970. At the European Championships, Martinescu won the light-heavyweight title in 1966 and heavyweight bronzes in 1972 and 1973. He was also an 18-time Romanian national champion between 1961-78. Martinescu was married to popular Romanian folk singer Mioara Velicu and later was active with Romanian Wrestling Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Romania ROU 4
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Romania ROU 1 Gold
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Romania ROU 7T

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Final Standings 4 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Final Round Match #2 2 1964-10-19 Radev (BUL) decision, Martinescu (ROU)
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four 3T 1964-10-19 5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four Match #3 1 1964-10-19 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Wiesberger, Jr. (AUT) 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three 5T 1964-10-18 4
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three Match #4 1 1964-10-18 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Yılmaz (TUR) 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two 6T 1964-10-17 3
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two Match #3 1 1964-10-17 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Bulgarelli (ITA) 1
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round One 7T 1964-10-16 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Wrestling Romania ROU Round One Match #3 1T 1964-10-16 Martinescu (ROU) , Sosnowski (POL) draw 2
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Final Standings 3 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Final Round Match #1 2 1968-10-26 Radev (BUL) fall (4:58), Martinescu (ROU)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Six 3 1968-10-26 7,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Six Match #1 2 1968-10-26 Yakovenko (URS) decision, Martinescu (ROU) 3,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Five 3 1968-10-26 4,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Five Match #2 AC 1968-10-26 Martinescu (ROU) 0,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four 3 1968-10-26 4,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four Match #1 2 1968-10-26 Svensson (SWE) decision, Martinescu (ROU) 3,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three 2T 1968-10-25 1,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three Match #2 1 1968-10-25 Martinescu (ROU) fall (4:51), Kiss (HUN) 0,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two 2T 1968-10-24 1,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two Match #3 1 1968-10-24 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Klinge (GDR) 1,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Wrestling Romania ROU Round One Match #4 1 1968-10-23 Martinescu (ROU) fall (2:09), Kiehl (FRG) 0,0

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Final Standings 1 1972-09-06
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Five 2 1972-09-10 5,5
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Five Match #1 2 1972-09-10 Kiss (HUN) decision, Martinescu (ROU) 3,0
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four 2 1972-09-10 2,5
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Four Match #1 1 1972-09-10 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Albrecht (GDR) 1,0
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three 2 1972-09-08 1,5
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three Match #1 1 1972-09-08 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Ignatov (BUL) 1,0
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two 2 1972-09-07 0,5
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two Match #7 AC 1972-09-07 Martinescu (ROU) 0,0
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round One 2 1972-09-06 0,5
1972 Summer 32 München Wrestling Romania ROU Round One Match #7 1 1972-09-06 Martinescu (ROU) decision, Saito (JPN) 0,5
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Final Standings 7T 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three 7T 1976-07-22 8,0
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round Three Match #5 2 1976-07-22 Goranov (BUL) fall (5:51), Martinescu (ROU) 4,0
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two 5T 1976-07-21 4,0
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round Two Match #5 1 1976-07-21 Martinescu (ROU) fall (2:18), N'Diaye (SEN) 0,0
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round One 9T 1976-07-20 4,0
1976 Summer 36 Montréal Wrestling Romania ROU Round One Match #5 2 1976-07-20 Balboshin (URS) fall (1:23), Martinescu (ROU) 4,0
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