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Nicolae Martinescu, 1972 Olympic wrestling champ, dies at 73

April 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM   |   Comments

April 4 (UPI) -- Former Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic champion Nicolae Martinescu of Romania died Monday at the age of 73.

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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