Angelo Parisi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameAngelo•Parisi
Used nameAngelo•Parisi
Born3 January 1953 in Arpino, Frosinone (ITA)
Measurements185 cm / 110 kg
NOC France Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 4


With four Olympic medals (one gold, two silver, one bronze) Angelo Parisi is one of the most successful judokas in Olympic history. Although Italian born, Parisi was raised in London after his family relocated there when he was three years old. He won a bronze in the judo open class in 1972 representing Great Britain, and then represented France in 1980 and 1984, following his marriage to a Frenchwoman.

In 1980, Parisi won the unlimited class title and placed second in the open class and in 1984 he won his fourth medal with a silver in the unlimited class. Parisi never managed to win at the World Championships, but reached 12 European Championship finals, winning six.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Judo GBR Angelo Parisi
Open Class, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
1980 Summer Olympics Judo FRA Angelo Parisi
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Open Class, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1984 Summer Olympics Judo FRA Angelo Parisi
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1984 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRA Angelo Parisi

Special Notes