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Marco Maddaloni, 177 cm tall, under-73 kg Italian judoka, was born in Napoli on 7 December 1984 as the third and youngest child of Giovanni Maddaloni and Caterina Iuliano. His father Giovanni ran the local Judo Club Star Napoli, where his elder brother Pino and sister Laura were already vigorously training at the time he was born. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that as soon as the young Marco could walk he was immediately thrust into the judo-arena. However, unlike his much more accomplished bro, it took Marco only a few years to start showing excellent results: already in 2002, while still a teenager, aged just 17, he became absolute champion of Republica Italiana in the under-73 category, an unprecedented record, and probably to remain such for the rest of the century! In the following year Marco became European Junior vice-champion, and in 2004 and 2005 he won back-to-back European under-23 championships. Other than judo, Marco was a carabiniere 2003-2004, and as of 2005 he is a member of the Italian police. In early 2009 he appeared as a photo-model on a cover of a nationwide magazine, after which the entire Italian sport and general public is speculating about his future career as a model.
7 times Italian judo champion for age (of which 3 times Italian champion all age); 2002, absolute judo champion of Italy at 17 years of age, the youngest of all times !!! 2003, European junior judo vice-champion, Sarajevo; 2004, European under-23 judo champion, Ljubljana; 2005, European under-23 judo champion, Kiev; 2005, absolute judo champion of Italy; 2008, 5th place in the European Championschips, Lisboa; 2008, 3rd place in the World Cup, Tiblisi; 2008, 3rd place in the World Cup, Vienna
Medals overview G S B Continental Titles U23: 2 0 0 World Cups: 0 0 2 Continental junior Titles: 0 1 0 National Ch. Titles: 3 1 1 National Ch. Titles U20: 2 0 2
- Marco Maddaloni at JudoInside.com