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Mircea Socolescu

Full name: Mircea Socolescu
Gender: Male
Born: July 14, 1902 in București, Bucureşti, Romania
Died: October 5, 1993 in București, Bucureşti, Romania
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Brother of Grigore Socolescu.

Biography

Prof. Mircea Socolescu was a Romanian geologist and geophysicist, who studied mining and mineralogy in Bucureşti. Socolescu wrote four books and a large number of scientific papers, mainly on economic geology and applied geology, opening new options for investigating the subsoil by introducing magnetic and electromagnetic prospecting methods. In 1993, shortly before his death, Socolescu was elected an honorary member of the Romanian Academy. His friends [Ion Gavăt] and [Toma Petre Ghițulescu], both geologists and geophysicists, were also members of the Romanian bob team at St. Moritz in 1928. This marked the first Romanian participation in the Olympic Winter Games. Mircea’s brother Gregori was the bob’s pilot.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five Romania-2 ROU 7

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Final Standings
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Run 1
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Romania-2 ROU Run 2
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