Japan at the 2000 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 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney
Competitors 266 (156 men and 110 women) in 28 sports
Flag bearer Kosei Inoue
Medals
Rank: 15
Gold
5
Silver
8
Bronze
5
Total
18
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 266 competitors, 156 men and 110 women, took part in 156 events in 28 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Archery[edit]

Sayoko Kawauchi was the most successful Japanese archer in Sydney, advancing to the quarterfinal before being defeated by eventual silver medallist Kim Nam-Soon.

Men's individual
Masafumi Makiyama Yuji Hamano Takayoshi Matsushita
1/32 eliminations Defeated Alexandr Li
Kazakhstan
151-150 Lost to Ilario Di Buò
Italy
163-158 Lost to Grzegorz Targonski
Poland
166-164
1/16 eliminations Defeated Matteo Bisiani
Italy
162-159 - - - - - -
1/8 eliminations Lost to Kyo-Moon Oh
Korea
166-160 - - - - - -
Quarterfinal - - - - - - - - -
Semifinal - - - - - - - - -
Final - - - - - - - - -
- - -
Women's individual
Sayoko Kawauchi Mayumi Asano
1/32 eliminations Defeated Denisse Astrid van Lamoen
Chile
151-146 Lost to Jianping Yang
China
156-154
1/16 eliminations Defeated Kate Fairweather
Australia
160-156 - - -
1/8 eliminations Defeated Karen Scatotto
United States
159-157 - - -
Quarterfinal Lost to Nam-Soon Kim
Korea
114-100 - - -
5th place 40th place

Men's team competition:

  • Makiyama, Matsushita, Hamano — Round of 16, 14th place (0-1)

Athletics[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's 100 m

  • Round 1 — 10.39
  • Round 2 — 10.6 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 10.45
  • Round 2 — 10.25
  • Semifinal — 10.39 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 10.59 (did not advance)

Men's 200 m

  • Round 1 — 20.6
  • Round 2 — 20.37
  • Semifinal — 20.69 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 20.75
  • Round 2 — 20.56
  • Semifinal — 20.67 (did not advance)

Men's 400 m

  • Round 1 — 45.88
  • Round 2 — 46.15 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 46.25 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 46.59 (did not advance)

Men's 5,000 m

  • Round 1 — 13:29.99
  • Final — 13:46.90 (15th place)
  • Round 1 — 13:41.31 (did not advance)

Men's 10,000 m

  • Round 1 — 27:59.95
  • Final — 27:40.44 (7th place)
  • Round 1 — 27:45.13
  • Final — 28:08.11 (15th place)

Men's 110 m Hurdles

  • Round 1 — 13.74
  • Round 2 — 13.94 (did not advance)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Round 1 — 50.15 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 50.68 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 01:01.81 (did not advance)

Men's 4x100 m

  • Round 1 — 38.52
  • Semifinal — 38.31
  • Final — 38.66 (6th place)

Men's 4x400 m

  • Round 1 — 03:05.21
  • Semifinal — 03:13.63 (did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualifying — 78.49
  • Final — 76.60 (9th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualifying — 7.84 (did not advance)
  • Qualifying — NM (did not advance)

Men's Triple Jump

  • Qualifying — 16.67 (did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying — 2.15 (did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying — 5.55 (did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

  • Final — 1:25:03 (22nd place)
  • Final — 1:25:34 (27th place)

Men's 50 km Walk

  • Final — 4:13:28 (36th place)
  • Final — DQ

Men's marathon

  • Final — 2:17:21 (21st place)
  • Final — 2:20:52 (41st place)
  • Final — DNF

Women's competition[edit]

Women's 5,000 m

  • Round 1 — 15:23.41 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 15:39.83 (did not advance)
  • Round 1 — 15:48.20 (did not advance)

Women's 10,000 m

  • Round 1 — 32:07.68
  • Final — 32:24.17 (20th place)
  • Round 1 — 32:34.70
  • Final — 31:52.59 (15th place)
  • Round 1 — 32:36.60
  • Final — 31:27.44 (10th place)

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Round 1 — 13.13
  • Round 2 — 13.11
  • Semifinal — 13.16 (did not advance)

Women's 800 m Wheelchair

  • Final — 01:56.49 (Silver medal)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualifying — 1.94
  • Final — 1.90 (11th place)
  • Qualifying — 1.92 (did not advance)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:23:14 (Gold medal)
  • Final — 2:27:03 (7th place)
  • Final — 2:30:34 (15th place)

Badminton[edit]

Men's Singles

  • Round of 64: Bye
  • Round of 32: Lost to Xia Xuanze of China

Women's Singles

Women's Doubles

Baseball[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

Japan, which had won a bronze medal in the first Olympic baseball tournament and a silver medal in the second, once again made the semifinals in the third. The Japanese team defeated the Netherlands, Italy, Australia, and Africa but lost to the three teams that finished at the top of the group: the United States, Korea, and Cuba. In the semifinals, Japan played Cuba for the second time in as many games, losing again to the two-time gold medallists. Playing for the bronze medal against Korea, the Japanese team was again defeated.

  • Preliminary Round (4-3)
  • Lost to United States 2-4
  • Defeated Netherlands 10-2
  • Defeated Australia 7-3
  • Defeated Italy 6-1
  • Defeated South Africa 8-0
  • Lost to Korea 6-7
  • Lost to Cuba 2-6
  • Semifinals
  • Lost to Cuba 0-3
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Lost to Korea 1-3
  • Team Roster

Beach volleyball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Flatwater[edit]

Women's competition[edit]

Women's Kayak Singles 500 m

  • Qualifying Heat — 02:00.833 (did not advance)

Slalom[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Kayak Singles

  • Qualifying — 442.64 (did not advance)

Cycling[edit]

Cross Country Mountain Bike[edit]

Men's Cross Country Mountain Bike

  • Final — Lapped (34th place)

Women's Mountain Bike

  • Final — 2:06:13.88 (26th place)

Road Cycling[edit]

Men's Road Race

  • Final — DNF

Women's Road Race

  • Final — 3:12:40 (40th place)

Track Cycling[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Men's Sprint

Men's 1 km Time Trial

Men's Point Race

Men's Keirin

  • Shinichi Ota
    • First Round — Heat — 1; Place — 3
    • Repechage — Heat — 1; Place — 2
    • Second Round — Heat — 2; Place — 6 (did not advance)
  • Yuichiro Kamiyama
    • First Round — Heat — 3; Place — 6
    • Repechage — Heat — 3; DNF (did not advance)

Men's Olympic Sprint

Women's competition[edit]

Women's Point Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3 Metre Springboard

  • Preliminary — 389.88
  • Semi-final — 226.89 — 616.77
  • Final — 407.58 — 634.47 (8th place)

Men's 10 Metre Platform

  • Preliminary — 457.59
  • Semi-final — 191.49 — 649.08
  • Final — 445.41 — 636.90 (5th place)

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Japan in 2000.

Men's foil
Men's sabre
Women's foil

Football[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Group D
  • Quarter Finals
  • Japan — United States 2-2 (USA wins after penalties)
  • Team Roster

Gymnastics[edit]

Judo[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Five men and four women competed in six different Sailing events at the 2000 Olympics, including two top 10 finishes.

Men's Double Handed Dinghy (470)

  • Race 1 — 19
  • Race 2 — (22)
  • Race 3 — (26)
  • Race 4 — 13
  • Race 5 — 4
  • Race 6 — 16
  • Race 7 — 17
  • Race 8 — 18
  • Race 9 — 10
  • Race 10 — 16
  • Race 11 — 20
  • Final — 133 (18th place)

Women's Mistral

  • Race 1 — 6
  • Race 2 — 12
  • Race 3 — 10
  • Race 4 — 10
  • Race 5 — (15)
  • Race 6 — 5
  • Race 7 — 9
  • Race 8 — 11
  • Race 9 — (16)
  • Race 10 — 7
  • Race 11 — 8
  • Final — 78 (10th place)

Women's Single Handed Dinghy (Europe)

  • Race 1 — 21
  • Race 2 — 13
  • Race 3 — 20
  • Race 4 — 22
  • Race 5 — 22
  • Race 6 — 17
  • Race 7 — 22
  • Race 8 — (24)
  • Race 9 — 22
  • Race 10 — (23)
  • Race 11 — 13
  • Final — 172 (23rd place)

Women's Double Handed Dinghy (470)

  • Race 1 — 9
  • Race 2 — 5
  • Race 3 — 10
  • Race 4 — 7
  • Race 5 — 1
  • Race 6 — (14)
  • Race 7 — 8
  • Race 8 — 3
  • Race 9 — (12)
  • Race 10 — 12
  • Race 11 — 11
  • Final — 66 (8th place)

Open Laser

  • Race 1 — (38)
  • Race 2 — 12
  • Race 3 — 19
  • Race 4 — 15
  • Race 5 — 32
  • Race 6 — (36)
  • Race 7 — 17
  • Race 8 — 25
  • Race 9 — 24
  • Race 10 — 30
  • Race 11 — 28
  • Final — 202 (27th place)

Open High Performance Two Handed Dinghy (49er)

  • Race 1 — 4
  • Race 2 — 4
  • Race 3 — 10
  • Race 4 — 15
  • Race 5 — 9
  • Race 6 — 16
  • Race 7 — (17)
  • Race 8 — 15
  • Race 9 — 15
  • Race 10 — 13
  • Race 11 — 16
  • Race 12 — (17)
  • Race 13 — 14
  • Race 14 — 16
  • Race 15 — 14
  • Race 16 — 12
  • Final — 173 (16th place)

Shooting[edit]

Softball[edit]

Women's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round Robin
  • Defeated Cuba (4:1)
  • Defeated PR China (3:1)
  • Defeated United States (2:1)
  • Defeated Australia (1:0)
  • Defeated Canada (4:3)
  • Defeated Italy (2:0)
  • Defeated New Zealand (2:1)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Australia (1:0)
  • Final
  • Lost to United States (1:2) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Swimming[edit]

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:51.41 (did not advance)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 15:14.43 (did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 15:18.20 (did not advance)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 52.91
  • Semi-final — 53.01
  • Final — 52.58 (5th place)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:58.07
  • Semi-final — 01:57.66 (did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:59.00
  • Semi-final — 01:58.06 (did not advance)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:01.68
  • Semi-final — 01:01.31
  • Final — 01:01.00 (4th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:02.86 (did not advance)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:15.54
  • Semi-final — 02:15.16 (did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:15.71 (did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:05.68 (did not advance)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:17.36 (did not advance)
  • Final — 04:20.93 (8th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 04:20.76 (did not advance)

Women's 50 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 25.52
  • Semi-final — 25.43
  • Final — 25.65 (8th place)

Women's 100 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 55.8
  • Semi-final — 55.62
  • Final — 55.53 (7th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:12.45 (did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 04:14.23 (did not advance)

Women's 800 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 08:33.06
  • Final — 08:37.39 (8th place)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 59.11
  • Semi-final — 59.04
  • Final — 59.13 (6th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:00.97 (did not advance)

Women's 200 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:09.85
  • Semi-final — 02:09.88
  • Final — 02:09.66 (7th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:10.22
  • Semi-final — 02:09.89
  • Final — 02:10.72 (8th place)

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:09.12
  • Semi-final — 01:09.04
  • Final — 01:08.37 (6th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — DNS (did not advance)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:27.39
  • Semi-final — 02:26.24
  • Final — 02:26.98 (8th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:29.60
  • Semi-final — 02:31.71 (did not advance)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:00.88
  • Semi-final — 01:01.07
  • Final — 01:00.55 (Silver medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 01:02.19
  • Semi-final — 01:01.25
  • Final — 01:01.14 (5th place)

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:11.69
  • Semi-final — 02:12.49
  • Final — 02:11.05 (Bronze medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:12.15
  • Semi-final — 02:11.02
  • Final — 02:11.21 (4th place)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:15.16
  • Semi-final — 02:15.09
  • Final — 02:15.64 (8th place)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:21.65 (did not advance)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:40.35 (did not advance)
  • Final — 04:35.96 (Silver medal)

Women's 4x100 m Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:05.76
  • Final — 04:04.16 (Bronze medal)

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Japan won two silver medals in the synchronized swimming competition at the 2000 Olympics.

Team

  • Technical Routine — 34.51
  • Free Routine — 64.35
  • Final — 98.86 (Silver medal)

Duet

  • Technical Routine — 34.3
  • Free Routine — 64.35
  • Final — 98.65 (Silver medal)

Table tennis[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Trampolining[edit]

Triathlon[edit]

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Weightlifting[edit]

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Koki Tagashira – 56 kg 107.5 112.5 117.5 135.0 140.0 142.5 252.5 13
Yasuji Kikuzuma – 56 kg 105.0 105.0 105.0 140.0 140.0 145.0 250.0 15
Yoshihisa Miyaji – 69 kg 145.0 145.0 150.0 170.0 175.0 175.0 320.0 11
Hisaya Yoshimoto + 105 kg 170.0 180.0 182.5 DNF

Wrestling[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 2000 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.