Japan at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Japan
IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese)
At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble
Competitors 61 (52 men, 9 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Takaaki Kaneiri
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Juichi Maruyama Downhill 2:19.33 64
Hitonari Maruyama 2:18.04 59
Yoshiharu Fukuhara 2:14.09 54
Tsuneo Noto 2:10.32 45
Yoshinari Kida Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Yoshiharu Fukuhara 1:53.96 51 1:58.01 56 3:51.97 50
Tomio Sasaki 1:53.16 46 1:56.99 51 3:50.15 47
Tsuneo Noto 1:52.55 43 1:54.10 40 3:46.65 40
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Tsuneo Noto DNF 56.60 2 Did not advance
Yoshiharu Fukuhara DSQ 56.82 2 Did not advance
Yoshinari Kida DSQ 57.87 2 Did not advance
Tomio Sasaki 55.98 4 56.62 2 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mihoko Otsue Downhill 1:51.60 34
Mihoko Otsue Giant Slalom 2:10.56 36
Mihoko Otsue Slalom 46.78 26 1:04.59 31 1:51.37 31

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Hajime Yoshimura 1'23:05.5 9 1'32:05.5 43
Shozo Okuyama 1'21:51.0 7 1'28:51.0 34
Isao Ono 1'20:47.8 8 1'28:47.8 33
Miki Shibuya 1'21:37.1 6 1'27:37.1 28
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Isao Ono
Miki Shibuya
Shozo Okuyama
Hajime Yoshimura
9 2'35:21.0 13
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Kazuo Sato DNF
Hiroshi Ogawa 59:55.4 65
Akiyoshi Matsuoka 54:46.2 53
Tokio Sato 53:41.2 50
30 km Kazuo Sato 1'46:12.4 45
Tokio Sato 1'43:13.8 33
50 km Sotoo Okushiba 2'45:09.4 38
Tokio Sato 2'40:00.5 29
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Tokio Sato
Sotoo Okushiba
Kazuo Sato
Akiyoshi Matsuoka
2'20:54.8 10
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Fujiko Kato 18:28.2 32
10 km Fujiko Kato 40:40.0 23

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Yutaka Higuchi 23 26 1529.6 218 25
Tsuguhiko Kozuka 24 19 1584.0 189 21
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Haruko Ishida 18 25 1552.7 218 26
Kazumi Yamashita 15 14 1639.0 139 14
Kumiko Okawa 8 5 1763.6 61 8

Ice hockey[edit]

Consolation Round[edit]

Teams in this group play for 9th-14th places. Japan entered in this round, from the start they did not play for a medal.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
9  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 33 9 10
10  Japan 5 4 1 0 27 12 8
11  Norway 5 3 2 0 15 15 6
12  Romania 5 2 3 0 22 23 4
13  Austria 5 1 4 0 12 27 2
14  France 5 0 5 0 9 32 0

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia – Japan Japan 5:1 (2:0, 0:0, 3:1)
Goalscorers: Tisler 2, Beravs, Felc, Mlakar – Iwamoto.

Japan Japan – Norway Norway 4:0 (2:0, 2:0, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Okajima 2, Ebina, Araki.

Japan Japan – Romania Romania 5:4 (3:0, 1:3, 1:1)
Goalscorers: Hikigi 2, Araki, Itoh, Kudo – Florescu, Pana, Mois, Ionescu.

Japan Japan – Austria Austria 11:1 (1:0, 6:0, 4:1)
Goalscorers: Itoh 2, Okajima 2, Hikigi 2, Araki, Kudo, Takashima, Toriyabe, Iwamoto – Puschnig.

France France – Japan Japan 2:6 (0:0, 0:4, 2:2)
Goalscorers: Mazza, Faucomprez – Ebina 2, Hikigi, Itoh, Okajima, Araki.

Contestants[edit]

10. JAPAN
Goaltenders: Kazudži Morišima, Tošimitsu Ótsubo
Defence: Isao Asai, Mičihiro Sató, Hisaši Kasai, Toru Itabaši, Takaaki Kaneiri, Kendži Toriyanbe.
Forwards: Mamoru Takašima, Kimihisa Kudó, Kodži Iwamoto, Takao Hikigi, Toru Okadžima, Minoru Itó, Takeši Akiba, Yutaka Ebina, Kazuo Matsuda, Nobuhiro Araki.

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Masatoshi Suto Individual 62.0 66.0 183.0 30 53:32.6 176.03 31 359.03 31
Katsutoshi Okubo 66.0 69.5 194.8 23 52:33.1 187.43 26 382.23 24
Akemi Taniguchi 73.0 72.5 224.4 4 55:04.5 158.74 39 383.14 23
Hiroshi Itagaki 73.5 76.0 237.4 2 53:26.2 177.25 29 414.65 10

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Yukio Kasaya Normal hill 71.0 95.4 72.0 101.0 196.4 23
Takashi Fujisawa 73.0 100.6 71.0 93.9 194.5 26
Masakatsu Asari 72.5 100.8 59.5 69.0 169.8 47
Akitsugu Konno 72.5 101.3 69.5 95.0 196.3 24
Seiji Aochi Large hill 90.5 94.6 87.5 90.4 185.0 26
Akitsugu Konno 91.5 95.5 90.5 95.6 191.1 20
Yukio Kasaya 91.0 97.3 88.5 93.8 191.1 20
Takashi Fujisawa 101.0 116.8 82.5 75.9 192.7 18

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Takayuki Hida 42.9 37
Tamio Dejima 42.6 33
Masaki Suzuki 41.2 15
Keiichi Suzuki 40.8 8
1500 m Masaki Suzuki 2:14.8 40
Mutsuhiko Maeda 2:14.8 40
Keiichi Suzuki 2:13.1 31
Tadao Ishihata 2:12.7 30
5000 m Mutsuhiko Maeda 8:08.3 33
Tadao Ishihata 7:55.8 22
Yoshiaki Demachi 7:55.6 21
10,000 m Hirofumi Otsuka 17:38.8 28
Yoshiaki Demachi 16:54.6 22
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Sachiko Saito DNF
Kaname Ide 50.0 27
Misae Takeda 49.4 25
1000 m Sachiko Saito 1:41.0 26
Misae Takeda 1:40.4 25
1500 m Jitsuko Saito 2:36.6 26
Kaname Ide 2:34.2 23
Sachiko Saito 2:31.4 18
3000 m Kaname Ide 5:27.9 21
Jitsuko Saito 5:27.8 20

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