Romania Issued Stamp on Legendary Champion Ion Tiriac

romania tennis stampIon Tiriac, the tennis champion and one of the most important promoters of Romanian sport both in our country and abroad, debuted in the world of sports as an ice hockey player. Between 1958 and 1964 he was a member of Romania’s ice hockey team, which participated in the Winter Olympics and the World Championships in Innsbruck.

Throughout his professional career as a tennis player, Ion Tiriac has won over 40 titles in renowned international competitions, in which he raised the art of tennis at the highest levels, both technically and in terms of the public spectacle. Between 1959 and 1978 Ion Tiriac played over 150 matches in the Davis Cup, disputing three finals against the US team in 1969, 1970 and 1972, all three starring partner Ilie Nastase.

Issue Date: 16.10.2015 Designer: Mihai Vamasescu Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamp: 33 x 48 mm, Minisheet: 113 x 172 mm, Souvenir Sheet: 126 x 105 mm  Values: 2.10 Lei, 9.10 Lei

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