Japan at the 2006 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 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
Competitors 110 (58 men, 52 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Joji Kato (opening and closing)[1][2]
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Shizuka Arakawa won the country's only medal, a gold, in women's figure skating. She was the first person born and raised in Asia to become an Olympic champion in that event. Athletes representing Japan participated in all but one of the 2006 Olympics' 15 sports, with Ice hockey the only exception.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Arakawa, ShizukaShizuka Arakawa Figure skating Ladies'

At 24 years and 56 days old, Shizuka Arakawa was the oldest female figure skater to win the gold medal in 86 years.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Noriyo Hiroi Women's giant slalom 1:04.63 1:12.03 n/a 2:16.66 26
Women's slalom 44.74 48.85 n/a 1:33.59 29
Mizue Hoshi Women's slalom 45.35 48.03 n/a 1:33.38 27
Yasuhiro Ikuta Men's slalom 1:15.19 1:08.09 n/a 2:23.28 47
Kentaro Minagawa Men's slalom 53.44 50.74 n/a 1:44.18 4
Akira Sasaki Men's giant slalom Did not finish
Men's slalom 54.37 Did not finish
Mami Sekizuka Women's slalom 47.22 50.50 n/a 1:37.72 38
Daisuke Yoshioka Men's giant slalom 1:23.78 1:21.25 n/a 2:45.03 24
Naoki Yuasa Men's slalom 54.76 49.81 n/a 1:44.57 7

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Daisuke Ebisawa Sprint 29:49.7 3 63
Hidenori Isa Sprint 28:37.1 1 39
Pursuit 39:11.25 5 35
Individual 52:27.2 6 10
Tatsumi Kasahara Sprint 29:07.0 1 48
Pursuit 41:42.07 7 50
Individual 1:02:44.6 5 68
Shinya Saito Individual 1:05:29.4 8 79
Kyoji Suga Sprint 30:10.6 2 71
Mass start 52:01.6 5 30
Individual 56:57.7 1 14
Tatsumi Kasahara
Hidenori Isa
Kyoji Suga
Shinya Saito
Relay 1:25:15.6 13 12
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Kanae Meguro Sprint 26:19.9 4 64
Individual 55:28.4 5 37
Tomomi Otaka Sprint 26:28.7 3 69
Individual 1:00:22.2 6 69
Tamami Tanaka Sprint 26:20.6 5 65
Individual 55:10.5 4 32
Ikuyo Tsukidate Sprint 25"17.0 1 51
Pursuit Lapped
Individual 57:20.4 4 55
Tomomi Otaka
Kanae Meguro
Tamami Tanaka
Ikuyo Tsukidate
Relay 1:26:09.0 18 16

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Suguru Kiyokawa
Ryuichi Kobayashi
Two-man 57.27 57.02 57.90 Did not advance 27
Manami Hino
Chisato Nagaoka
Two-woman 59.41 58.80 59.51 59.77 3:57.49 15

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Katsuhito Ebisawa Men's 15 km classical 41:25.8 42
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:21:16.2 42
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:10:39.6 49
Masako Ishida Women's 10 km classical 30:24.0 31
Women's 15 km pursuit 46:37.7 35
Shunsuke Komamura Men's 30 km pursuit Did not finish
Men's 50 km freestyle 2:14:08.8 59
Nobu Naruse Men's 15 km classical 41:22.0 41
Men's 30 km pursuit 1:25:21.3 59
Men's 50 km freestyle Did not finish
Chizuru Soneta Women's 15 km pursuit 46:45.5 38
Women's 30 km freestyle 1:27:25.8 25
Sumiko Yokoyama Women's 15 km pursuit 45:58.6 30
Women's 30 km freestyle 1:29:41.3 37
Nokubo Fukuda
Masako Ishida
Sumiko Yokoyama
Madoka Natsumi
Women's 4 x 5 km relay 56:57.8 12
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Nobuku Fukuda Women's sprint 2:17.82 28 Q 2:18.2 5 Did not advance 24
Shunsuke Komamura Men's sprint 2:22.38 43 Did not advance 43
Madoka Natsumi Women's sprint 2:16.30 15 Q 2:19.9 4 Did not advance 17
Yuichi Onda Men's sprint 2:17.53 13 Q 2:22.3 6 Did not advance 26
Katsuhito Ebisawa
Yuichi Onda
Men's team sprint n/a 17:46.6 6 Did not advance 8
Nobuku Fukuda
Madoka Natsumi
Women's team sprint n/a 17:33.1 4 Q 17:27.6 8

Curling pictogram.svg Curling[edit]

Women's[edit]

Team: Ayumi Onodera (skip), Yumie Hayashi, Mari Motohashi, Moe Meguro, Sakurako Terada (alternate)

Round Robin
Draw 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Russia (Privivkova) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 7
Japan (Onodera) 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5

;Draw 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
United States (Johnson) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Japan (Onodera) 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6

;Draw 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Japan (Onodera) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 4
Norway (Nordby) 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 2 X 9

;Draw 5

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Japan (Onodera) 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Denmark (Holm) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 1 9

;Draw 8

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Japan (Onodera) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Canada (Kleibrink) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

;Draw 9

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Japan (Onodera) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
Sweden (Norberg) 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 8

;Draw 10

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Great Britain (Martin) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 X 5
Japan (Onodera) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 X 10

;Draw 11

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Japan (Onodera) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 6

;Draw 12

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Switzerland (Ott) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 X X 11
Japan (Onodera) 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 X X 5
Standings
Rank Team Skip Won Lost
1 Sweden Anette Norberg 7 2
2 Switzerland Mirjam Ott 7 2
3 Canada Shannon Kleibrink 6 3
4 Norway Dordi Nordby 6 3
5 Great Britain Rhona Martin 5 4
6 Russia Ludmila Privivkova 5 4
7 Japan Ayumi Onodera 4 5
8 Denmark Dorthe Holm 2 7
9 United States Cassandra Johnson 2 7
10 Italy Diana Gaspari 1 8

Key: The hammer indicates which team had the last stone in the first end.

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Athlete Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Miki Ando Ladies' n/a 56.00 8 Q 84.20 16 140.20 15
Shizuka Arakawa Ladies' n/a 66.02 3 Q 125.32 1 191.34 Gold medal icon.svg
Fumie Suguri Ladies' n/a 61.75 4 Q 113.48 4 175.23 4
Daisuke Takahashi Men n/a 73.77 5 Q 131.12 9 204.89 8
Nozomi Watanabe
Akiyuki Kido
Ice dance 27.95 17 46.59 15 78.87 15 153.41 15

Key: CD = Compulsory Dance, FD = Free Dance, FS = Free Skate, OD = Original Dance, SP = Short Program

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ken Mizuno Aerials 157.67 25 Did not advance 25
Kai Ozaki Moguls 19.70 30 Did not advance 30
Yugo Tsukita Moguls 19.13 32 Did not advance 32
Osamu Ueno Moguls 23.03 15 Q 19.54 20
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Miyuki Hatanaka Moguls 18.61 27 Did not advance 27
Kayo Henmi Aerials 129.40 21 Did not advance 21
Miki Ito Moguls 22.34 15 Q 17.78 20
Tae Satoya Moguls 23.63 9 Q 22.12 15
Aiko Uemura Moguls 24.20 5 Q 24.01 5

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Madoka Harada Women's singles 48.042 47.852 47.989 47.767 3:11.650 13
Takahisa Oguchi Men's singles 52.795 52.449 52.498 52.366 3:30.108 20
Shigeaki Ushijima Men's singles 53.306 1:29.310 52.414 52.318 4:07.348 34
Goro Hayashibe
Masaki Toshiro
Doubles 48.067 47.793 n/a 1:35.860 12

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-Country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Yosuke Hatakeyama Sprint 116.1 7 0:38 19:43.0
+1:14.0
22
Individual Gundersen 235.0 10 1:50 44:29.8
+4:45.2
32
Takashi Kitamura Individual Gundersen 192.5 40 4:40 47:17.3
+7:32.7
43
Norihito Kobayashi Sprint 103.9 28 1:27 19:36.0
+1:07.0
18
Individual Gundersen 217.0 23 3:02 42:23.1
+2:38.5
16
Daito Takahashi Sprint 107.7 18 1:12 19:31.4
+1:02.4
15
Individual Gundersen 233.5 12 1:56 Did not start
Akito Watabe Sprint 115.4 9 0:41 19:37.3
+1:08.3
19
Yosuke Hatakeyama
Norihito Kobayashi
Takashi Kitamura
Daito Takahashi
Team 864.2 5 0:49 51:36.0
+1:43.4
6

Note: 'Deficit' refers to the amount of time behind the leader a competitor began the cross-country portion of the event. Italicized numbers show the final deficit from the winner's finishing time.

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuka Kamino Women's 500 m 45.848 2 Q 47.356 4 Did not advance 14
Women's 1000 m 1:33.959 3 Did not advance 14
Women's 1500 m 2:37.865 3 Q n/a 2:44.057 4 Final B
2:29.540
7
Takafumi Nishitani Men's 500 m 43.212 3 Did not advance 15
Mika Ozawa Women's 1000 m 1:34.715 2 Q 1:33.337 5 1:33.337 5 Did not advance 9
Hayato Sueyoshi Men's 1500 m 2:25.280 4 Did not advance 19
Chikage Tanaka Women's 500 m 46.387 3 Did not advance 17
Satoru Terao Men's 500 m 42.607 1 Q 42.471 2 Q 42.120 3 Final B
42.377
6
Men's 1000 m 1:29.090 2 Q 1:28.499 3 Did not advance 9
Men's 1500 m 2:37.865 3 Q n/a 2:44.057 4 Final B
2:24.875
9
Ikue Teshigawara Women's 1500 m 2:30.977 4 Did not advance 17
Yoshiharu Arino
Takahiro Fijimoto
Takfumi Nishitani
Satoru Terao
Men's 5000 m relay Disqualified
Yuka Kamino
Mika Ozawa
Chikage Tanaka
Nobuko Yamada
Women's 3000 m relay Did not advance 4:21.413 4 Final B
4:35.096
7

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Masaru Inada Men's 59.63 59.74 1:59.37 18
Kazuhiro Koshi Men's 58.65 59.40 1:58.05 11
Eiko Nakayama Women's 1:01.82 1:02.10 2:03.92 14

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Qualifying First Round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Masahiko Harada Normal hill Disqualified
Tsuyoshi Ichinohe Large hill 89.9 18 Q 108.5 16 Q 93.9 202.4 25
Daiki Ito Normal hill 123.0 9 Q 126.0 13 Q 117.5 243.5 18
Large hill 110.9 6 Q 82.5 42 Did not advance 42
Noriaki Kasai Normal hill 132.5 1 Q 126.0 13 Q 115.0 241.0 20
Large hill 117.3 1 Q 104.0 21 Q 123.3 227.3 12
Takanobu Okabe Normal hill 127.5 7 PQ 118.0 24 Q 111.5 229.5 23
Large hill 122.1 7 PQ 115.0 8 Q 121.8 236.8 8
Tsuyoshi Ichinohe
Daiki Ito
Noriaki Kasai
Takanobu Okabe
Team n/a 426.8 6 Q 466.3 893.1 6

Note: PQ indicates a skier was pre-qualified for the final, based on entry rankings.

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

Halfpipe
Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Run 1 Qualifying Run 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Kazuhiro Kokubo Halfpipe 26.9 23 31.0 17 Did not advance 23
Fumiyuki Murakami Halfpipe 27.9 20 31.1 16 Did not advance 22
Takaharu Nakai Halfpipe 36.0 9 36.8 8 Did not advance 14
Domu Narita Halfpipe 31.5 15 14.7 29 Did not advance 35
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Run 1 Qualifying Run 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Chikako Fushimi Halfpipe 13.0 26 34.8 6 Q (9.5) 15.6 12
Melo Imai Halfpipe 7.2 31 1.4 28 Did not advance 34
Shiho Nakashima Halfpipe 35.5 5 Q n/a 33.1 (30.6) 9
Soko Yamaoka Halfpipe 28.5 14 35.6 5 Q (22.4) 32.7 10

Note: In the final, the single best score from two runs is used to determine the ranking. A bracketed score indicates a run that wasn't counted.

Parallel GS
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Tomoka Takeuchi Women's parallel giant slalom 1:21.67 9 Q  Guenther (AUT) (8)
L +0.24 (+0.10 +0.14)
Did not advance 9
Kentaro Tsuruoka Men's parallel giant slalom 1:18.14 28 Did not advance 28
Eri Yanetani Women's parallel giant slalom 1:23.21 18 Did not advance 18

Key: '+ Time' represents a deficit; the brackets indicate the results of each run.

Snowboard Cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Itaru Chimura Men's snowboard cross 1:22.83 27 Q 2 Q 4 Did not advance Classification 13-16
4
7
Yuka Fujimori Women's snowboard cross 1:32.46 15 Q n/a 2 Q 4 Classification 5-8
3
7

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Yusuke Imai 1000 m n/a 1:10.48 20
1500 m n/a 1:50.56 34
Joji Kato 500 m 35.59 35.19 1:10.78 6
Kesato Miyazaki 5000 m n/a 6:40.03 21
Keiichiro Nagashima 500 m 35.67 35.47 1:11.14 13
1000 m n/a 1:11.78 32
Takaharu Nakajima 1000 m n/a 1:11.10 27
1500 m n/a 1:51.61 38
Yuya Oikawa 500 m 35.35 35.21 1:10.56 4
Hiroyasu Shimizu 500 m 35.66 35.78 1:11.44 18
Teruhiro Sugimori 1500 m n/a 1:49.51 24
Takahiro Ushiyama 1000 m n/a 1:11.21 28
1500 m n/a 1:50.59 35
5000 m n/a 6:51.53 27
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Eriko Ishino 1500 m n/a 2:01.85 22
3000 m n/a 4:11.21 13
5000 m n/a 7:12.48 11
Nami Nemoto 1500 m n/a 2:02.34 29
Tomomi Okazaki 500 m 38.46 38.46 1:16.92 4
1000 m n/a 1:17.63 16
Sayuri Osuga 500 m 38.65 38.74 1:17.39 8
Hiromi Otsu 1500 m n/a 2:04.77 33
Eriko Seo 3000 m n/a 4:16.27 20
Maki Tabata 1000 m n/a 1:17.64 17
1500 m n/a 2:00.77 15
3000 m n/a 4:12.38 14
5000 m n/a 7:18.05 13
Aki Tonoike 1000 m n/a 1:17.64 17
Yukari Watanabe 500 m 39.46 39.19 1:18.65 15
Sayuri Yoshii 500 m 38.68 38.75 1:17.43 9
1000 m n/a 1:17.58 15
Team Pursuit
Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
From:
Teruhiro Sugimori
Kesato Miyazaki
Takahiro Ushiyama
Men's team pursuit 4:03.83 8 Canada (1)
L 3:53.88
Did not advance 7th place Final
Germany (5)
L 3:50.37
8
From:
Eriko Ishino
Nami Nemoto
Hiromi Otsu
Maki Tabata
Women's team pursuit 3:08.34 7 Norway (2)
W Overtook
Canada (3)
L 3:05.95
Bronze Final
Russia (1)
L Overtaken
4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony". Retrieved Feb 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flagbearers for the Closing Ceremony". Retrieved Feb 22, 2009.