Olympic wrestling champion Martinescu dies at 73

Updated: April 3, 2013, 4:23 PM ET
Associated Press

VEVEY, Switzerland -- Wrestling's governing body says former Olympic champion Nicolae Martinescu of Romania has died. He was 73.

Martinescu won gold in the Greco-Roman heavyweight class at the 1972 Munich Games and light-heavyweight bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Games.

Governing body FILA says "all our thoughts are for his family and the Romanian Wrestling Federation."

FILA did not give details of Martinescu's death.

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