Japan at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese)
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 19 in 4 sports
Medals
Rank: 23
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Background[edit]

Japan secured its first Olympic medals in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium; however, suffered from severe embarrassment when it found its Olympic team stranded in Belgium without the funds necessary to return home. The weaknesses of the Japan Amateur Athletic Association, which sponsored the team, exposed, the Japanese government agreed to subsidize future Olympic participation. Other preparation on a national level included the designation of November 3 as “National Fitness Day” with games held at the athletic grounds of Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. [1]

For the 1924 Olympics, Japan fielded a team of 28 athletes, who competed in four events. The team was equipped by Mizuno Corp., which later became one of the world’s leading sportswear and equipment manufacturers.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Naito, KatsutoshiKatsutoshi Naito Wrestling Men's Freestyle featherweight July 14

Aquatics[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tsunenobu Ishida 100 m backstroke 1:26.0 4 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 3:09.2 4 Did not advance
Torahiko Miyahata 100 m freestyle 1:04.2 3 q DNS Did not advance
Kazuo Noda 400 m freestyle 5:43.8 3 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 23:44.2 3 Did not advance
Kazuo Onoda 100 m freestyle 1:05.4 3 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle DNF Did not advance
Giyo Saito 100 m backstroke 1:20.2 2 Q 1:19.8 4 Did not advance
Katsuo Takaishi 100 m freestyle 1:04.0 1 Q 1:02.4 3 q 1:03.0 5
1500 m freestyle 22:43.2 2 Q 21:48.6 2 Q 22:10.4 5
Torahiko Miyahata
Kazuo Noda
Kazuo Onoda
Katsuo Takaishi
4×200 m freestyle relay 10:24.2 2 Q 10:12.4 3 q 10:15.2 4

Athletics[edit]

Eight athletes represented Japan in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport as well as the Games.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shizo Kanakuri Marathon N/A Did not finish
Yahei Miura Marathon N/A Did not finish
Tokushige Noto 400 m 51.7 2 Q 50.7 5 Did not advance
800 m N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 5248.330 22
Mikio Oda Long jump N/A 6.83 3 Did not advance
Triple jump N/A 14.35 3 Q 14.35 6
High jump N/A 1.80 4 Did not advance
Katsuo Okazaki 5000 m N/A 15:22.2 2 Q Did not finish 12
Sasago Tani 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Kikunosuke Tashiro Marathon N/A Did not finish
Seiichi Ueda Pentathlon N/A Elim-3

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Masanosuke Fukuda Singles Bye  Wheatley (GBR)
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
 Timmer (NED)
W 8–6, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
 Cochet (FRA)
L 2–6, 1–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Takeichi Harada Singles Bye  Žemla (TCH)
W 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
 Cousin (FRA)
W Retired
 Gilbert (GBR)
W 10–8, 2–6, 11–9, 6–2
 de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 4–6, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Asaji Honda Singles  Borotra (FRA)
L 3–6, 3–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Sunao Okamoto Singles Bye  Koželuh (TCH)
L 6–4, 5–7, 8–10, 6–4, 4–6
Did not advance
Masanosuke Fukuda
Asaji Honda
Doubles N/A  van Lennep /
Timmer (NED)
W 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
 Flaquer /
Saprisa (ESP)
L 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Takeichi Harada
Sunao Okamoto
Doubles N/A  Thalbitzer /
Bache (DEN)
W 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
 Alonso /
Alonso (ESP)
L 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Wrestling[edit]

Freestyle wrestling[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Katsutoshi Naito Featherweight Bye  Foubert (BEL)
W
 Reed (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
 Chilcott (CAN)
W
Bronze medal semifinal
 Huupponen (FIN)
W
Silver medal final
 Newton (USA)
L
Bronze medal final
 Hansson (SWE)
W
3rd

Greco-Roman[edit]

Men's
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Eighth round Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Katsutoshi Naito Featherweight  Vallmajo (ESP)
W
 Sánchez (ESP)
W
 Capron (FRA)
L
 Nord (NOR)
L
Did not advance =8

References[edit]

  • Guttmann, Allen. Japanese Sports: A History. University of Hawaii Press (2001), ISBN 0824824644

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guttman, Allen. Japanese Sports: A History (University of Hawaii Press, 2001), p. 119-120.