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Vasile Andrei (born 28 July 1955) is a retired heavyweight wrestler from Romania. He competed in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1980 and a gold medal in 1984. At the 1984 Olympics he also placed sixth in freestyle wrestling,[2] and in 1980 and 1988 served as flag bearer for Romania at the opening ceremony.[3] At the world and European championships he won six medals in Greco-Roman wrestling between 1979 and 1987.[4]

Vasile Andrei
Vasile Andrei 1980.jpg
Andrei at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1955-07-28) 28 July 1955 (age 64)
Albeşti, Romania
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubProgresul Bucuresti
Steaua Bucureşti[1]
Coached byDumitru Pârvulescu
Gheorghe Suteu[1]

Andrei took up wrestling at Progresul Bucuresti coached by Dumitru Pârvulescu and later moved to Steaua Bucureşti. After retiring from competitions he worked as a wrestling coach, and in 2000 trained the Tunisian national team.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Vasile Andrei. Romanian Olympic Committee
  2. ^ "Profile: Vasile Andrei". Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  3. ^ Romania.
  4. ^ Andrei, Vasile (ROU).