Ion Draica (born 5 January 1958) is a retired middleweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Romania. He won the world title in 1978, the European title in 1977–1979 and an Olympic gold medal in 1984.[3]

Ion Draica
Ion Draica.jpg
Personal information
Born5 January 1958 (1958-01-05) (age 62)
Constanţa, Romania[1]
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubFarul Constanţa[2]

Draica spent his entire career with the club Farul Constanţa, and after retiring from competitions became its president. In 2000 he was also appointed as president of Romanian Federation of Wrestling.[2] In parallel he was involved in questionable business activities, which resulted in large debts and divorce with his wife Daniela.[4]


  1. ^ Ion Draica Archived 16 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Ion Draica. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. ^ Draica, Ion (ROU).
  4. ^ Ion Draica, de pe podiumul olimpic la tribunal. (3 July 2003)