- Born:2 December 1958 (61 years)
Italian star Ezio Gamba from Brescia was 1980 Olympic Champion and is considered one of the best athletes in Italy ever. He was also finalist in 1984 and won 2 Olympic medals and the 1982 European title. He got famous as coach of Italy and the Russian team winning 3 Olympic titles, silver and bronze by 7 judoka. In 2013, Gamba was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship for his outstanding contribution to the development of sports in the Russian Federation.