ABBAGNALE Guiseppe (1959) Carmine (1962) and Agostino (1966) Italy / Rowing
In Italian rowing, these three brothers are a legend in themselves. The two older brothers, Guisseppe and Carmine, in the two-man category, won the world championships no less than seven times, and were Olympic champions twice, in Los Angeles in 1984, and in the 1988 games in Seoul. They only narrowly missed the hat trick at Barcelona, beaten by the British team. Italian television dedicated a three-hour documentary to them.For his part, Agostino, the youngest of the three, has carried on the tradition and won the family two gold medals. He won one in the pairs at the Atlanta Games before winning another gold medal in Sydney in the paired four.