- Born:9 February 1998 (21 years)
Italian judoka Giovanni Esposito became World Cadet Champion in 2015 in Sarajevo. He captured silver at the Grand Prix in Tel Aviv in 2019. He won a bronze medal at the European Cadet Championships and claimed the gold at the EYOF 2015 in Tbilisi U66kg. He is raised in Napoli, the Italian city of judo talent. Elio Verde is his idol, also from Napels. He captured a bronze medal at the European Open in Oberwart in 2018. He won the European Cup U21 in Leibnitz in 2018.