Nicolae Martinescu

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Nicolae Martinescu
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Personal information
Born 24 February 1940
Vişani, Romania
Died 1 April 2013 (aged 73)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Dunarea Galati
CS Dinamo București[1]
Mioara Velicu and Nicolae Martinescu

Nicolae Martinescu (24 February 1940 – 1 April 2013) was a Greco-Roman wrestler from Romania. He competed at the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1972, placing third in 1968 and fourth in 1964. At the 1976 Olympics he served as the flag bearer for Romania at the opening ceremony.[2] Martinescu won a European title in 1966 and five medals at the world championships between 1963 and 1974.[3] Domestically he collected 18 Romanian national titles between 1961 and 1978.[1] After retiring from competitions he worked at the Romanian Wrestling Federation. Martinescu died aged 73 in Bucharest. He was survived by his wife, folk singer Mioara Velicu, and daughter.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Nicolae Martinescu. Romanian Olympic Committee
  2. ^ Romania.
  3. ^ Martinescu, Nicolae (ROU).
  4. ^ "Profile: Nicolae Martinescu". Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Gabriela Niculescu (October 2010) Mioara Velicu: „Eram băieţoasă şi îi organizam pe toţi“.