Japan at the 1936 Summer Olympics

The Empire of Japan competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

Japan at the
1936 Summer Olympics
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in Berlin
Flag bearerKenkichi Oshima
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
6
Silver
4
Bronze
8
Total
18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 GoldNaoto TajimaAthleticsMen's Triple Jump
 GoldSon KiteiAthleticsMen's Marathon[1][2]
 GoldShigeo Arai, Shigeo Sugiura, Masaharu Taguchi, and Masanori YusaSwimmingMen's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
 GoldNoboru TeradaSwimmingMen's 1500m Freestyle
 GoldTetsuo HamuroSwimmingMen's 200m Breaststroke
 GoldHideko MaehataSwimmingWomen's 200m Breaststroke
 SilverShuhei NishidaAthleticsMen's Pole Vault
 SilverMasao HaradaAthleticsMen's Triple Jump
 SilverMasanori YusaSwimmingMen's 100m Freestyle
 SilverShumpei UtoSwimmingMen's 400m Freestyle
 BronzeNaoto TajimaAthleticsMen's Long Jump
 BronzeSueo ŌeAthleticsMen's Pole Vault
 BronzeNan ShoryuAthleticsMen's Marathon[1]
 BronzeMasaji KiyokawaSwimmingMen's 100m Backstroke
 BronzeReizo KoikeSwimmingMen's 200m Breaststroke
 BronzeShigeo AraiSwimmingMen's 100m Freestyle
 BronzeShozo MakinoSwimmingMen's 400m Freestyle
 BronzeShumpei UtoSwimmingMen's 1500m Freestyle

Basketball

First Round

Second Round

9 August 1936 (1936-08-09)
4:00PM
 Japan 4331  Poland
Scoring by half: 23–13, 20–18

Third Round

11 August 1936 (1936-08-11)
4:00 PM
 Mexico 2822  Japan
Scoring by half: 12–8, 16–14

Football

Round of 16
Japan 32 Sweden
Kamo  49'
Ukon  62'
Matsunaga  85'
Report Persson  24', 37'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Wilhelm Peters (Germany)
Quarter-finals
Italy 80 Japan
Frossi  14', 75', 80'
Biagi  32', 57', 81', 82'
Cappelli  89'
Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Otto Olsson (Sweden)

Rowing

Japan had 16 rowers participate in three out of seven rowing events in 1936.[3]

Men's coxed pair
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Japan had 3 rowers participate in 2 out of four Sailing events in 1936.

O-Jolle
  • Norio Fujimura
Star
  • Minoru Takarabe
  • Takuo Mitsui

References

  1. Both Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) and Nam Sung-yong (Nan Shoryu) were Koreans, but since Korea was a Japanese colony at the time, they were required to use their legal and official names in Japanese pronunciations and are recorded under the Japanese spellings in the Olympic records
  2. IOC biography of Son Kitei
  3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Japan Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 May 2018.


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