Valeriu Bularcă

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameValeriu•Bularcă
Used nameValeriu•Bularcă
Born14 February 1931 in Întorsura Buzăului (ROU)
Died7 February 2017 in Brașov (ROU)
Measurements174 cm / 73 kg
NOC Romania

Biography

Valeriu Bularcă was the first Romanian to win a major international medal in wrestling, earning a bronze at the 1958 World Championships. He improved that in 1961 when he became World Champion in Greco-Roman at 73 kg. Bularcă competed at two Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 1964. He was a six-time Romanian Champion. Bularcă started wrestling with CS Steagu Red Braşov but later moved to CS Dinamo Braşov. He later became a wrestling coach with CS Steagu Red Braşov and was made an Honored Master of Sports in Romania.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling ROU Valeriu Bularcă
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =15
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling ROU Valeriu Bularcă
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver