Corneliu Ion

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Corneliu Ion
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Personal information
Born 27 June 1951 (1951-06-27) (age 65)
Focșani, Romania[1]
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport Pistol shooting
Event(s) 25 meter rapid fire pistol
10 m air pistol
Club CSA Steaua București[2]
Coached by Gheorghe Corbescu[2]

Corneliu Ion (born 27 June 1951) is a retired Romanian shooter who specialized in the 25 meter rapid fire pistol event. He competed at the 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1980 and a silver in 1984, placing fifth in 1976.[1] In 1984 he served as the flag bearer for Romania at the opening ceremony.[3] In 1975 he set a team world record at 2370 points and in 1977 equaled the individual world record at 598 points.[2]

Ion graduated from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and from the International School of Shooting Trainers in Wiesbaden in 1989. He took up shooting in 1969 at CSA Steaua București and later worked as a coach there for 12 years, becoming head of the shooting section in 1989. His trainees include Iulian Raicea and Sorin Babii. In parallel, between 1990 and 2001 he served as president of the Romanian Shooting Federation.[4] He was also a member of the Romanian Olympic Committee.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Corneliu Ion.
  2. ^ a b c d Corneliu Ion. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. ^ Romania.
  4. ^ Corneliu Ion. Radio Romania International (2008-06-20)