Japan at the 2002 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 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Competitors 103 (59 men, 44 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Eriko Sanmiya (speed skating)
Medals
Rank: 21
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Shimizu, HiroyasuHiroyasu Shimizu Speed skating Men's 500 m
 Bronze Satoya, TaeTae Satoya Freestyle skiing Women's moguls

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Yasuyuki Takishita Downhill 1:43.75 42
Yasuyuki Takishita Super-G DNF
Kiminobu Kimura Giant Slalom 1:17.19 1:14.67 2:31.86 37
Akira Sasaki 1:16.11 1:14.47 2:30.58 34
Kentaro Minagawa Slalom DSQ DSQ
Akira Sasaki DNF DNF
Kiminobu Kimura 52.46 55.97 1:48.43 18
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Kumiko Kashiwagi Giant Slalom 1:19.90 1:19.65 2:39.55 35
Noriyo Hiroi 1:19.85 1:18.12 2:37.97 29
Noriyo Hiroi Slalom 56.35 55.63 1:51.98 14
Kumiko Kashiwagi 56.14 56.27 1:52.41 16

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km sprint Yukio Mochizuki 2 28:28.5 69
Hidenori Isa 2 28:03.6 62
Kyoji suga 1 27:21.0 41
12.5 km
pursuit 2
Kyoji Suga 3 36:28.8 35
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 3 Rank
20 km Hironao Meguro 56:29.2 3 59:29.2 66
Hidenori Isa 52:52.8 4 56:52.8 44
Kyoji Suga 52:51.9 2 54:51.9 20
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Hironao Meguro
Hidenori Isa
Kyoji Suga
Yukio Mochizuki
2 1'29:04.4 13
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km sprint Mami Shindo-Honma 2 23:36.8 45
Hiromi Seino-Suga 2 23:03.5 30
Tamami Tanaka 2 23:00.0 29
Ryoko Takahashi 2 22:58.3 28
10 km
pursuit 4
Mami Shindo-Honma 3 36:28.6 41
Ryoko Takahashi 3 35:20.6 36
Hiromi Seino-Suga 1 34:18.8 24
Tamami Tanaka 2 34:07.7 23
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 3 Rank
15 km Mami Shindo-Honma 51:38.6 8 59:38.6 64
Ryoko Takahashi 50:18.0 4 54:18.0 50
Tamami Tanaka 49:40.4 4 53:40.4 45
Hiromi Seino-Suga 50:10.6 3 53:10.6 42
Women's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Mami Shindo-Honma
Tamami Tanaka
Hiromi Seino-Suga
Ryoko Takahashi
1 1'35:09.8 14
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 Starting delay based om 10 km sprint results.
3 One minute added per missed target.
4 Starting delay based om 7.5 km sprint results.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Men
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Masanori Inoue
Hiroshi Suzuki
Two-man 48.41 21 48.61 27 48.58 24 48.36 18 3:13.96 21
JPN-2 Shinji Miura
Hiroaki Ohishi
Two-man 48.61 28 48.70 28 49.08 29 48.70 24 3:15.09 29
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Hiroshi Suzuki
Sinji Miura
Shinji Doigawa
Masanori Inoue
Four-man 47.65 23 47.46 21 47.92 19 48.14 19 3:11.17 20

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men

Sprint

Athlete Qualifying round Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Masaaki Kozu 3:05.90 47 Did not advance
Daichi Azegami 3:01.47 38 Did not advance

Pursuit

Athlete 10 km C 10 km F pursuit1
Time Rank Time Final rank
Katsuhito Ebisawa 28:45.2 55 Q 27:14.3 49
Mitsuo Horigome 27:50.3 38 Q 25:30.5 33
Hiroyuki Imai 27:42.6 36 Q 25:32.8 34
Masaaki Kozu 27:37.6 34 Q 25:05.6 24
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Katsuhito Ebisawa 41:54.4 50
Hiroshi Kudo 40:29.9 38
Hiroyuki Imai 40:27.1 36
Masaaki Kozu 39:28.3 19
30 km
F
Mitsuo Horigome 1'18:06.3 48
Katsuhito Ebisawa 1'17:18.2 42
Masaaki Kozu 1'15:32.4 30
Hiroyuki Imai 1'14:55.6 27
50 km
C
Hiroshi Kudo 2'23:02.3 41
Katsuhito Ebisawa 2'21:05.3 38
Masaaki Kozu 2'17:51.9 27
Hiroyuki Imai 2'09:41.3 6
1 Starting delay based om 10 km C. results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

4 x 10 km relay

Athletes Race
Time Rank
Masaaki Kozu
Hiroyuki Imai
Mitsuo Horigome
Katsuhito Ebisawa
1'37:50.5 12
Women

Sprint

Athlete Qualifying round Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Tomomi Otaka 3:34.14 47 Did not advance
Nobuko Fukuda 3:28.38 39 Did not advance
Madoka Natsumi 3:18.78 16 Q 3:17.5 3 Did not advance

Pursuit

Athlete 5 km C 5 km F pursuit2
Time Rank Time Final rank
Madoka Natsumi 14:51.4 59 Did not advance
Nobuko Fukuda 14:31.6 50 Did not advance
Sumiko Yokoyama 14:22.4 44 Q 13:25.1 27
Kanoko Goto 14:16.1 38 Q 13:37.4 38
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Tomomi Otaka 32:27.9 48
Madoka Natsumi 31:54.1 47
Kanoko Goto 30:36.6 32
Sumiko Yokoyama 30:32.3 31
15 km
F
Nobuko Fukuda DNF
Midori Furusawa 44:41.8 42
Kanoko Goto 42:50.4 27
Sumiko Yokoyama 42:16.2 22
30 km
C
Tomomi Otaka 1'50:00.3 43
Midori Furusawa 1'45:50.0 36
Madoka Natsumi 1'41:06.0 26
Sumiko Yokoyama 1'39:48.8 21
2 Starting delay based om 5 km C. results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

4 x 5 km relay

Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kanoko Goto
Madoka Natsumi
Nobuko Fukuda
Sumiko Yokoyama
51:35.7 10

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Country Skip W L
Canada Canada Kelley Law 8 1
Switzerland Switzerland Luzia Ebnöther 7 2
United States United States Kari Erickson 6 3
United Kingdom Great Britain Rhona Martin 5 4
Germany Germany Natalie Neßler 5 4
Sweden Sweden Elisabet Gustafson 5 4
Norway Norway Dordi Nordby 4 5
Japan Japan 8th Akiko Katoh 2 7
Denmark Denmark Lene Bidstrup 2 7
Russia Russia Olga Jarkova 1 8
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Japan 7–8  United States
 United Kingdom 9–1  Japan
 Germany 5–3  Japan
 Japan 7–8   Switzerland
 Japan 7–8  Sweden
 Canada 9–4  Japan
 Japan 5–8  Norway
 Russia 6–7  Japan
 Denmark 5–6  Japan

Contestants

Japan
Tokoro CC, Kitami

Skip: Akiko Katoh
Third: Yumie Hayashi
Second: Ayumi Onodera
Lead: Mika Konaka
Alternate: Kotomi Ishizaki

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Points SP FS Rank
Yosuke Takeuchi 32.0 24 20 22
Takeshi Honda 5.0 2 4 4
Women
Athlete Points SP FS Rank
Yoshie Onda 22.5 17 14 17
Fumie Suguri 8.5 7 5 5

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Teppei Noda Moguls DNF 0.30 30 Did not advance
Katsuya Nakamoto 30.70 20.56 26 Did not advance
Kenro Shimoyama 30.20 23.39 20 Did not advance
Yugo Tsukita 29.20 25.33 9 Q 29.82 15.81 16
Taku Nakanishi Aerials 162.89 20 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Miyuki Hatanaka Moguls 39.49 21.36 20 Did not advance
Tae Satoya 37.21 23.65 6 Q 34.23 24.85 3
Aiko Uemura 37.00 23.82 4 Q 35.48 24.66 6

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shigeaki Ushijima 45.905 29 45.260 24 45.283 27 45.651 28 3:02.099 27

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takahisa Oguchi
Kei Takahashi
DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yumie Kobayashi 44.192 19 44.107 23 44.149 24 44.215 23 2:56.663 25

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's sprint

Events:

  • large hill ski jumping
  • 7.5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Kenji Ogiwara 93.5 34 18:39.1 33
Norihito Kobayashi 101.1 24 18:04.6 17
Satoshi Mori 106.9 14 18:25.0 22
Daito Takahashi 114.4 4 17:37.9 6

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Satoshi Mori 221.5 22 44:40.6 30
Kenji Ogiwara 233.0 13 41:56.6 11
Gen Tomii 234.5 12 45:15.4 33
Daito Takahashi 243.5 6 42:01.2 12

Men's Team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Gen Tomii
Kenji Ogiwara
Satoshi Mori
Daito Takahashi
901.0 4 52:26.5 8

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Takafumi Nishitani 500 m 43.211 1 Q 45.535 3 Did not advance
Satoru Terao 42.334 2 Q 42.692 1 Q 1:05.790 3 ADV 42:219 5
Satoru Terao 1000 m 1:31.025 2 Q 1:28.241 2 Q DSQ DSQ
Naoya Tamura 1:28.867 1 Q 1:29.864 3 ADV 1:27.751 4 QB 1:35.823 7
Satoru Terao 1500 m 2:23.680 3 Q DSQ DSQ
Naoya Tamura 3:06.585 5 Did not advance
Takafumi Nishitani
Satoru Terao
Yugo Shinohara
Takehiro Kodera
Naoya Tamura
5000 m relay 6:50.925 3 QB 7:19.893 5
Women
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Chikage Tanaka 500 m 45.193 1 Q DSQ DSQ
Yuka Kamino 45.933 4 Did not advance
Ikue Teshigawara 1000 m 1:33.855 3 Did not advance
Chikage Tanaka 1:42.332 1 Q 1:34.960 2 Q 1:38.269 3 QB 1:35.125 7
Yuka Kamino 1500 m 2:52.591 4 Did not advance
Chikage Tanaka 2:29.202 1 Q 2:21.924 4 QB 2:31.479 7
Chikage Tanaka
Yuka Kamino
Ikue Teshigawara
Atsuko Takata
Nobuko Yamada
3000 m relay 4:17.968 2 Q 4:21.107 4

Skeleton[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Masaru Inada 52.05 16 51.93 16 1:43.98 18
Kazuhiro Koshi 51.50 6 51.52 10 1:43.02 8
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eiko Nakayama 54.00 12 54.72 12 1:48.72 12

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Qualifying jump Final jump 1 Final jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Noriaki Kasai Normal hill 85.0 101.5 29 Q 85.0 83.0 49 Did not advance
Hiroki Yamada 84.5 103.0 28 Q 88.0 109.5 33 Did not advance
Masahiko Harada 90.5 114.5 11 Q 91.0 117.5 14 Q 89.5 114.5 232.0 20
Kazuyoshi Funaki Pre-qualified 92.0 119.5 10 Q 94.5 123.5 243.0 9
Hideharu Miyahira Large hill 111.5 97.7 19 Q 117.0 108.6 29 Q 116.0 106.8 215.4 24
Noriaki Kasai 113.0 101.9 14 Q 110.0 97.5 41 Did not advance
Masahiko Harada 19.5 116.1 2 Q 119.5 115.1 20 Q 116.5 107.7 222.8 20
Kazuyoshi Funaki Pre-qualified 126.5 128.7 5 Q 121.0 116.8 245.5 7
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Masahiko Harada
Hiroki Yamada
Hideharu Miyahira
Kazuyoshi Funaki
926.0 5
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

Snowboarding[edit]

Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Kentaro Miyawaki 13.6 31 27.0 23 Did not advance
Daisuke Murakami 19.4 27 32.7 13 Did not advance
Takaharu Nakai 38.3 6 Q 40.7 5
Women's parallel giant slalom
Athlete Qualifying Round one Quarter final Semi final Final Rank
Time Rank
Tomoka Takeuchi 43.76 22 Did not advance
Ran Iida 43.06 16 Q DSQ DSQ
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Nagako Mori 14.4 21 13.0 16 Did not advance
Yuri Yoshikawa 17.7 19 21.8 14 Did not advance
Yoko Miyake 24.5 14 35.4 5 Q 33.7 8
Michiyo Hashimoto 27.0 12 38.0 3 Q 26.6 12

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Manabu Horii 35.30 15 35.02 15 70.32 14
Kuniomi Haneishi 35.15 13 34.96 12 70.11 12
Toyoki Takeda 35.00 8 34.81 6 69.81 8
Hiroyasu Shimizu 34.61 2 34.65 2 69.26 2
1000 m Hiroyuki Noake 1:49.18 44
Manabu Horii 1:09.50 22
Toyoki Takeda 1:08.95 16
Yusuke Imai 1:08.90 15
1500 m Yusuke Imai 1:48.76 34
Keiji Shirahata 1:47.78 25
Takaharu Nakajima 1:47.64 23
Hiroyuki Noake 1:46.38 15
5000 m Hiroki Hirako 6:30.46 17
Keiji Shirahata 6:28.95 13
Toshihiko Itokawa 6:27.52 12
10,000 m Toshihiko Itokawa 13:31.96 11
Keiji Shirahata 13:20.40 4
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Eriko Sanmiya 38.25 12 38.12 9 76.37 11
Yukari Watanabe 37.98 9 38.22 10 76.20 9
Sayuri Osuga 37.82 8 38.60 16 76.42 12
Tomomi Okazaki 37.77 7 37.87 6 75.64 6
1000 m Maki Tabata DSQ
Sayuri Osuga 1:16.48 18
Eriko Sanmiya 1:16.26 17
Aki Tonoike 1:14.64 7
1500 m Yuri Obara 2:01.39 29
Yayoi Nagaoka 1:59.93 24
Aki Tonoike 1:57.97 14
Maki Tabata 1:56.35 9
3000 m Eriko Seo 4:12.33 19
Nami Nemoto 4:11.92 18
Maki Tabata 4:03.63 6
5000 m Nami Nemoto DNF
Maki Tabata 7:06.32 8

References[edit]