Japan at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Japan at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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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)

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

Medalists[]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Naoto Tajima Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Gold Son Kitei Athletics Men's Marathon[1][2]
 Gold Shigeo Arai, Shigeo Sugiura, Masaharu Taguchi, and Masanori Yusa Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
 Gold Noboru Terada Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
 Gold Tetsuo Hamuro Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke
 Gold Hideko Maehata Swimming Women's 200m Breaststroke
 Silver Shuhei Nishida Athletics Men's Pole Vault
 Silver Masao Harada Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Silver Masanori Yusa Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Silver Shumpei Uto Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
 Bronze Naoto Tajima Athletics Men's Long Jump
 Bronze Sueo Ōe Athletics Men's Pole Vault
 Bronze Nan Shoryu Athletics Men's Marathon[1]
 Bronze Masaji Kiyokawa Swimming Men's 100m Backstroke
 Bronze Reizo Koike Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke
 Bronze Shigeo Arai Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Bronze Shozo Makino Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
 Bronze Shumpei Uto Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle

Basketball[]

First Round

Second Round

9 August 1936 (1936-08-09)
4:00PM
 Japan 43–31  Poland
Scoring by half: 23–13, 20–18

Third Round

11 August 1936 (1936-08-11)
4:00 PM
 Mexico 28–22  Japan
Scoring by half: 12–8, 16–14

Football[]

Round of 16
Japan 3–2 Sweden
Kamo Goal 49'
Ukon Goal 62'
Matsunaga Goal 85'
Report Persson Goal 24'37'
Hertha-BSC Field, Berlin
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Wilhelm Peters (Germany)
Quarter-finals
Italy 8–0 Japan
Frossi Goal 14'75'80'
Biagi Goal 32'57'81'82'
Cappelli Goal 89'
Report
Mommsenstadion, Berlin
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
Star

References[]

  1. ^ a b 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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