The wrestling governing body, FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling), broke the news Wednesday in a statement in which they recognized the wrestler's accomplishments as an Olympian.
"Mr Nicolae Martinescu was a very talented wrestler," the statement read. "Olympic gold medal in Munich in 1972, Olympic bronze medal in Mexico in 1968 and 2 silver medals in World Championships."
No further details were divulged about Martinescu's death.
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