Mircea Dobrescu

Mircea Dobrescu (5 September 1930 – 6 August 2015) was a flyweight boxer from Romania. He competed at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1956, losing to Terence Spinks on points.[2] He won two more silver medals at the European championships in 1955 and 1957.

Mircea Dobrescu
Mircea Dobrescu 2.jpg
Personal information
Born5 September 1930
Cotorca, Buzău [ro], Romania
Died6 August 2015 (aged 84)
Height150 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
ClubSteaua București
Coached byConstantin Nour[1]
Medal record
Representing  Romania
Romania National Amateur Boxing Championships
Silver medal – second place 1952 Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1953 Galați, Brașov and Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1955 Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1957 Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1959 Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1960 Bucharest -51 kg
Gold medal – first place 1961 Bucharest -51 kg
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne -51 kg
European Amateur Boxing Championships
Silver medal – second place 1955 West Berlin -51 kg
Silver medal – second place 1957 Prague -51 kg

Dobrescu took up boxing in 1948 and retired in 1982 after winning six national flyweight titles, the one from 1953 against his brother Constantin.[3] He inherited glaucoma from his mother, which resulted in blindness during his last years.[1]

1956 Olympic resultsEdit

Below are Mircea Dobrescu's results from the flyweight division at the 1956 Olympic boxing tournament in Melbourne:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hercule de buzunar" (in Romanian). Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  2. ^ Mircea Dobrescu. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "1953 Romanian National Championships". Amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

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