Giovanni Di Cristo (born 1 August 1986 in Torre del Greco) is an Italian judoka.
At just six years old he started to practice judo at his local gym, in Torre del Greco near Naples. His first important successes came in the Minors category in 2001 and Cadets, when he won the Italian title in the 66 kg in 2002. He became known in the juvenile nationals and showed he was a leading athlete on the Italian judo scene, gaining two bronze medals in the junior championships of 2004 and 2005. In the same year he won the Italian junior/senior cup in Ostia. The year 2007 is the year that saw his definitive consecration in the international judo scene, winning the bronze medal in the Italian Under-23 championships, and then going on to become the Italian national champion in Monza and finally winning the gold medal in the European Under-23 Championships on 24 November 2007, in Salzburg (Aut), after crushing the competition of the other European competitors.The athlete, a new acquisition of the Guardia di Finanza, reconfirmed his high-level status in the Italian Championships in Genova on 26 April 2008, winning 7 encounters and beating Marco Maddaloni in the final mach, who had been absent in 2007.
|2004||Italian Judo Championships Juniores||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2005||Italian Judo Championships Juniores||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2005||Italy Judo Cup Ju/Se||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2007||Italian Judo Championships U23||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2007||Italian Judo Championships||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2007||European Judo Championships U23||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2008||Italian Judo Championships||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2008||Super World Cup Rotterdam||2nd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2009||Game of Mediterraneo Pescara||1st||Lightweight (73 kg)|