Japan at the 1972 Summer 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 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 184 (148 men and 36 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer Masatoshi Shinomaki
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
13
Silver
8
Bronze
8
Total
29
Olympic history (summary)
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Japan competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 184 competitors, 148 men and 36 women, took part in 113 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold[edit]

Med 1.png* Takao Kawaguchi — Judo, Men's Lightweight (63 kg)

Silver[edit]

Med 2.png* Kikuo Wada — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Lightweight

Bronze[edit]

Med 3.png* Motoki Nishimura — Judo, Men's Heavyweight

Archery[edit]

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Japan entered three men and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Yoshiko Akayama, at 17th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics[edit]

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:44.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:12.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.05m (→ 19th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.06m (→ did not advance)

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:10.00 (→ 20th place)

Men's Tandem

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

  • Junji Yuasa — 276.00 points (→ 19th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Japan in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (14-20)
  • Lost to Hungary (12-20)
  • Defeated United States (20-16)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Lost to Norway (17-19)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Iceland (19-18) → 11th place

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Sakano, Makihara, and Kubo — 13569 points (13th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:20.82
  • Repechage — 8:27.36 (→ did not advance)

Sailing[edit]

Men's Finn:

Men's Flying Dutchman:

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Romania (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Lost to Spain (4-6)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-11)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (4-7)
  • Lost to Italy (5-12) → Did not advance
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Badminton (demonstration sports)[edit]

Men's Doubles:

  1. 1st round - Lost to Ng. Boon Bee and P. Gunalan of Malaysia (8 - 15, 1 - 15)

Women's Singles:

  1. 1st round - defeated Ulla Strand of Denmark (11 - 5, 11 - 9)
  2. Semi–Final - defeated Gillian Gilks of Great Britain (11 - 3, 8 - 11, 11 - 9)
  3. Final - defeated Utami Dewi of Indonesia (11 - 5, 11 - 3)
  1. 1st round - defeated Joke van Beusekom of Netherlands (11 - 3, 11 - 2)
  2. Semi-Final - lost to Utami Dewi of Indonesia (5 - 11, 9 - 11)

Mixed Doubles:

  • Kojima and Nakayama
  1. 1st round - lost to Talbot and Gilks of Great Britain (9 - 15, 4 - 15)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-17.