Marcel Roșca

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Marcel Roșca
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Personal information
Born (1943-10-18) 18 October 1943 (age 75)
Bucharest, Romania[1]
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
SportSports shooting
Event(s)25 rapid-fire pistol

Marcel Roșca (Romanian pronunciation: [marˈt͡ʃel ˈroʃka]; born 18 October 1943) is a retired Romanian pistol shooter. He competed in the individual 25 m rapid-fire event at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1968, placing sixth in 1964.[1] He also won three team medals at the world championships in 1966, 1970 and 1974.


Roșca was born in a family of singers and always wanted to become one.[2] In 1968, he graduated from the Theatrical Arts Academy, but instead of pursuing a theatrical career became an officer for the Traffic Division of the Bucharest Police.[3]

In 1970, he was a winner of the X Factor TV show "Star without name".[4] After that he sang as a bass with the Romanian National Opera before defecting to West Germany in 1984.[3][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Marcel Roșca". sports-reference. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Marcel Rosca. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b "Partea a II-a a poveştii românului medaliat cu argint olimpic la tir şi ajuns interpret de Operă: "Băi Roşca, cine eşti tu să crezi în Dumnezeu?"" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Povestea romanului medaliat cu argint olimpic la tir si ajuns interpret al Operei din Essen" (in Romanian). Retrieved April 13, 2014.

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