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Vasile Tiţă

Full name: Vasile J. Tiţă
Gender: Male
Born: February 21, 1928 in Bucureşti, Bucureşti, Romania
Died: June 23, 2013
Affiliations: Steaua Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The high point of Vasile Tiţă’s career was at his first major international tournament, the 1952 Olympic Games, where he reached the middleweight final, where he was knocked out by Floyd Patterson after a minute of boxing. Called Prince of Obor (Prinţul din Obor) during his boxing career – Obor, where he was from, being a neighborhood of Bucarest, Tiţă competed at three more major international tournaments after his Olympic success, but with less success. At the 1953 and 1957 European Championships, he lost in the first round and at the 1955 European Championships, he reached the quarter-finals, where he lost to eventual bronze medalist Bedřich Koutný. Domestically, Tiţă won seven consecutive Romanian titles from 1951-57, six of them as a light-middleweight and one, in 1954, as a middleweight. Tiţă died in June 2013 after suffering from Alzheimer’s decease for a decade, as the last survivor of four Romanian athletes who medaled at the 1952 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Men's Middleweight Romania ROU 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF R
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Romania ROU Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-08-02 Patterson (USA) , Tiţă (ROU)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-08-01 Tiţă (ROU) , Nikolov (BUL) decision 3
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-31 Tiţă (ROU) , Sentimenti (ITA) referee stops contest 3
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Romania ROU Round Two Match #7 1 Tiţă (ROU) , Andrade (BRA) disqualified 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Romania ROU Round One Match #13 1 1952-07-29 Tiţă (ROU) , Duggan (IRL) disqualified 3
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