Ezio Gamba

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Ezio Gamba
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Lightweight
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1976 Madrid Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1979 Paris Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1983 Moscow Lightweight
European Judo Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Rostock Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1977 Berlin Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1979 Brussels Lightweight
Silver medal – second place 1983 Paris Lightweight
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Belgrade Lightweight

Ezio Gamba (born 2 December 1958, in Brescia) is a retired judoka from Italy, who represented his native country at four consecutive Summer Olympics (1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988). He claimed the gold medal in the men's lightweight division (– 71 kg) in 1980 by defeating Great Britain's Neil Adams.

Four years later in Los Angeles, California Gamba won the silver medal in the same weight division, after being defeated by South Korea's Ahn Byeong-Keun in the final.

He is the current trainer of the Russian National Judo team.[1] In 2013, for his great contribution to the development of sports in the Russian Federation Gamba was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship.[2]

In early January 2016, he was granted Russian citizenship by President of Russia Vladimir Putin.[3]

International medals[edit]


82 European Championships (71 kg) - Rostock, Germany

80 Olympic Games (71 kg) - Moscow, Russia

80 Dutch Open (71 kg) – Den Haag, Holland


84 Olympic Games (71 kg) - Los Angeles, CA, USA

83 World Championships (71 kg) - Moscow, Russia

83 European Championships (71 kg) - Paris, France

79 World Championships (71 kg) - Paris, France

79 European Championships (71 kg) - Brussels, Belgium

78 Jr. European Championships (71 kg) – Miskolc, Hungary

77 Jr. European Championships (71 kg) – Berlin, Germany

76 Jr. World Championships (78 kg) - Madrid, Spain


86 European Championships (71 kg) – Belgrade, Yugoslavia


  1. ^ Главным тренером мужской сборной России по дзюдо стал итальянец
  2. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 1 июня 2013 года № 525 «О награждении орденом Дружбы иностранных граждан» Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Путин вручил главному тренеру сборной России по дзюдо Гамбе паспорт РФ". РИА Новости.

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