Nicola Tempesta

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Nicola Tempesta
Nicola Tempesta 1966.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born 28 June 1935 (1935-06-28) (age 83)
Napoli, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb)
Sport Judo
Club Associazione Polisportiva Partenope, Napoli

Nicola Tempesta (born 28 June 1935) is a retired Italian judoka who competed at the 1964 and 1972 Olympics. He finished in sixth place in 1964 and was disqualified in 1972.[1] Tempesta won more than 10 European medals, including two gold – in 1957 and 1961.[2][3]


Year Tournament Place Weight class
1954 BelgiumBrussels(Belgium) 3rd Open
1957 NetherlandsRotterdam(Netherlands) 1st 80 kg
1959 AustriaVienna(Austria) 2nd Open
1960 NetherlandsAmsterdam(Netherlands) 2nd 80kg
1960 NetherlandsAmsterdam(Netherlands) 2nd 80 kg
1960 NetherlandsAmsterdam(Netherlands) 3rd 80 kg
1961 ItalyMilan(Italy) 1st -
1962 West GermanyEssen(West Germany) 2nd -
1963 SwitzerlandGeneva(Switzerland) 2nd Open(Amateur)


  1. ^ Nicola Tempesta.
  2. ^ Saverio Panzica (20 June 2004). I GRANDI DEL JUDO – NICOLA TEMPESTA – L’ ”ELEFANTE BIANCO”. Interview with Tempesta in Italian.
  3. ^ Judo – Europameisterschaften (Herren): Vierter Dan, Judo Schwergewicht, Alle Kategorien, Mannschaft
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