Japan at the 1988 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 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul
Competitors 255 (186 men and 69 women) in 23 sports
Flag bearer Mikako Kotani
Medals
Rank: 14
Gold
4
Silver
3
Bronze
7
Total
14
Olympic history (summary)
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Japan competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. 255 competitors, 186 men and 69 women, took part in 166 events in 23 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

  • Tomoko Hasegawa — Shooting, 25 m pistol (30+30 shots) Women
  • Akira Ota — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Light-Heavyweight (90 kg)
  • Atsuji Miyahara — Wrestling, Men's Greco-RomanFlyweight (52 kg)

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

In their fourth Olympic archery competition, Japan was unable to win any medals. Defending bronze medallist Hiroshi Yamamoto placed eighth, the only individual archer to make the finals. The men's team placed sixth overall, while the women's team was last place.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Oki, Nakagomi, and Kitahara — Preliminary round (→ 15th place)

Men's Team Competition:

  • Yamamoto, Matsushita, and Furuhashi — Final (→ 6th place)

Athletics[edit]

Men's 100 metres

Men's 200 metres

Men's 400 metres

Men's 5,000 metres

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 28:16.43
  • Final — 28:09.70 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 28:26.04
  • Final — 29:04.44 (→ 17th place)
  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:11:05 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:13:41 (→ 9th place)
  • Final — 2:15:42 (→ 17th place)

Men's 4x100m Relay

  • Heat — 39.70
  • Semi Final — 38.90 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4x400m Relay

  • Heat — 3:05.63
  • Semi Final — 3:03.80 (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 7.48m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — NM (→ did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 77.46m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 76.90m (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:24:08 (→ 26th place)
  • Final — 1:32:46 (→ 47th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4'03:12 (→ 31st place)


Women's 10,000 metres

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:34:41 (→ 25th place)
  • Final — 2:35:15 (→ 28th place)
  • Final — 2:35:26 (→ 29th place)

Women's High Jump

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 56.26m (→ did not advance)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Women's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Ten fencers, five men and five women, represented Japan in 1988.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • vs East Germany (18 — 25)
  • vs Spain (19 — 25)
  • vs Hungary (19 — 22)
  • vs South Korea (24 — 33)
  • vs Czechoslovakia (17 — 21)
  • Classification Match
  • 11th/12th place: vs United States 24 — 21 (→ 11th place)
  • Team Roster

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1988.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Saito, Miwa, and Izumikawa — 13120pts (→ 17th place)

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 52.08 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:51.14
  • B-Final — 1:51.89 (→ 15th place)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:02.02 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)
  • Heat — 4:05.68 (→ did not advance, 38th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 15:47.35 (→ did not advance, 25th place)
  • Heat — 15:52.06 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 55.90
  • Final — 55.05 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Heat — 57.54
  • B-Final — 57.13 (→ 12th place)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:03.36
  • B-Final — 2:04.67 (→ 15th place)
  • Heat — 2:09.16 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:04.02
  • B-Final — 1:03.89 (→ 13th place)
  • Heat — 1:04.35 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:17.69
  • B-Final — 2:18.03 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 2:22.23 (→ did not advance, 30th place)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 54.82
  • B-Final — 54.98 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 56.19 (→ did not advance, 24th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:01.42
  • B-Final — 2:02.18 (→ 15th place)
  • Heat — 2:02.30 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:07.23 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Heat — 2:08.11 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:28.11 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Heat — 4:33.03 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 3:46.88
  • Final — 3:44.36 (→ 5th place)

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 26.44
  • B-Final — 26.45 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat — 26.61 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 57.29
  • B-Final — 56.72 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 58.40 (→ did not advance, 32nd place)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:01.76
  • B-Final — 2:02.31 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 2:06.18 (→ did not advance, 29th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:15.51
  • B-Final — 4:15.59 (→ 15th place)
  • Heat — 4:17.30 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 8:39.55 (→ did not advance, 11th place)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:05.38 (→ did not advance, 24th place)
  • Heat — 1:06.14 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:18.74
  • B-Final — 2:18.78 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 2:21.46 (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:13.36 (→ did not advance, 24th place)
  • Heat — 1:16.63 (→ did not advance, 26th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:35.81 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Heat — 2:37.44 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 1:02.04
  • B-Final — 1:01.80 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 1:02.35
  • B-Final — 1:02.53 (→ 14th place)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:12.68
  • Final — 2:11.62 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:15.41
  • B-Final — 2:15.61 (→ 14th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:20.20
  • B-Final — 2:20.43 (→ 16th place)
  • Heat — 2:22.59 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:55.31 (→ did not advance, 19th place)
  • Heat — 5:00.92 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:18.88 (→ did not advance, 12th place)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Three synchronized swimmers represented Japan in 1988.

Women's solo
Women's duet

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Women's Singles Competition

  • First Round — Lost to Il-Soon Kim (South Korea) 3-6, 6-3, 5-7

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to United States (0-3)
  • Lost to Argentina (1-3)
  • Lost to France (1-3)
  • Defeated Tunisia (3-0)
  • Lost to the Netherlands (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Defeated South Korea (3-2)
  • 9th/10th place: Lost to Italy (2-3) → Tenth place
  • Team Roster

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (3-2)
  • Lost to East Germany (2-3)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-1)
  • Semi Finals
  • Lost to Peru (2-3)
  • Final
  • Lost to PR China (0-3) → Fourth place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1988 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-23.