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Ion Monea

Full name: Ion Monea
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 30, 1940 in Tohanu Vechi, Braşov, Romania
Died: March 1, 2011 in București, Bucureşti, Romania
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In Monea took up boxing at the age of 15 and competed at three Olympic Games (1960, 1964 and 1968) and four European Championships (1961, 1963, 1967 and 1969). Competing as middleweight until 1964, he won a 1960 Olympic bronze and 1963 European Championship silver, while losing his quarter-final bout at both the 1961 European Championships and 1964 Olympics. After the 1964 Olympics, Monea switched to light-heavyweight and won a 1968 Olympic silver and European Championships silvers in 1967 and 1969, losing to Soviet-Lithuanian [Danas Pozniakas] on all three occasions. Monea was Balkan champion in 1961-63 and Romanian middleweight champion in 1960-64 and light-heavyweight champion in 1965-70. He retired from sports in 1971 and later worked as a boxing coach with Dinamo Bucareşti, his most famous pupil was the 1988 Olympic silver medalist [Daniel Dumitrescu].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 19 Roma Boxing Men's Middleweight Romania ROU 3T Bronze
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Men's Middleweight Romania ROU 5T
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Romania ROU 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1960 Summer 19 Roma Boxing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1960-09-03 Crook (USA) , Monea (ROU)
1960 Summer 19 Roma Boxing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1960-09-02 Monea (ROU) , Büchi (SUI) referee stops contest 1
1960 Summer 19 Roma Boxing Romania ROU Round Two Match #1 1 Monea (ROU) , Paparizov (BUL) decision 5 59 59 60 60 60 298
1960 Summer 19 Roma Boxing Romania ROU Round One Match #1 1 1960-08-26 Monea (ROU) bye
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1964-10-20 Schulz (GER) , Monea (ROU) 0 56 58 59 57 58 288
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Romania ROU Round Two Match #2 1 1964-10-18 Monea (ROU) , Kim (KOR) decision 5 60 60 60 59 60 299
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Boxing Romania ROU Round One Match #3 1 1964-10-14 Monea (ROU) bye

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Monea (ROU) , Dragan (POL) decision 4 59 60 60 58 60 297
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1968-10-20 Monea (ROU) , Ayinla-Adekunle (NGR) decision 3 60 57 60 58 60 295
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Romania ROU Round Two Match #5 1 1968-10-18 Monea (ROU) , Reimers (FRG) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Boxing Romania ROU Round One Match #9 1 1968-10-13 Monea (ROU) bye
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