Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 295 in 24 sports
Flag bearer Saori Yoshida[1]1st
Medals
Rank: 11
Gold
7
Silver
14
Bronze
17
Total
38
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan, represented by Japanese Olympic Committee, competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Despite being London's third Olympic games, Japan marked their London debut at this games. The nation also celebrated its centennial anniversary in the Olympics, having participated at every games since 1912 except for two editions; it was not invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London for its instigation of World War II, and was also part of the US-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Japan sent a total of 295 athletes to the Games, 138 men and 157 women, to compete in 24 sports.

Japan left London with a total of 38 medals (7 gold, 14 silver, and 17 bronze), finishing eleventh in the gold medal rankings and sixth in the overall medal rankings. This was also the nation's most successful Olympics, winning the largest number of medals in non-boycoted games. Eleven of these medals were awarded to the athletes in swimming, seven in judo, six in wrestling, and three in gymnastics. Five Japanese athletes won more than a single Olympic medal in London. With the absence of baseball and softball at the Olympics, Japan's team-based athletes proved successful in London, as women's football and women's volleyball teams won silver and bronze medals, respectively. For the first time since 1968, Japan had won two Olympic medals in men's boxing.

Among the nation's medalists were freestyle wrestlers Kaori Icho and Saori Yoshida, who successfully defended their Olympic titles in their respective events. Two-time Olympic silver medalist and gymnast Kōhei Uchimura won the coveted gold medal in individual all-around,[2] becoming the fourth Japanese man to claim the title after 28 years. Meanwhile, Ryōta Murata became the first Japanese boxer to win an Olympic gold medal since 1960, in the men's middleweight division. Defending swimming champion Kosuke Kitajima, who aimed to win gold in two breaststroke events for third Games in succession, missed out on the medal standings in the finals.

Medalists[edit]

The following Japanese competitors won medals at the Games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

Delegation[edit]

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) selected a team of 295 athletes, 138 men and 157 women, to compete in all sports except basketball, and handball; it was the nation's fifth-largest team sent to the Olympics, but the smallest since the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. For the second time in its Olympic history, Japan was represented by more female than male athletes. There was only a single competitor in diving and in equestrian dressage.

The Japanese team included several past Olympic champions, three of them defending (freestyle wrestlers Kaori Icho and Saori Yoshida, and breaststroke swimmer Kosuke Kitajima). Yoshida, who won two consecutive gold medals in the Olympics before, became Japan's third female flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 2004, and the sixth in Olympic history.[3] Javelin thrower and one-time world and Asian champion Yukifumi Murakami, on the other hand, served as the nation's team captain.[1]

Dressage rider Hiroshi Hoketsu repeated his record from Beijing, as the oldest athlete to compete in these Olympic games, at age 71. Single sculls rower Daisaku Takeda and show jumper Taizo Sugitani made their fifth appearance, having participated at every Olympic games since 1996. Hammer thrower and former Olympic gold medalist Koji Murofushi, along with swimmer Kosuke Kitajima, was among the Japanese athletes who competed at their fourth Olympics. Meanwhile, breaststroke swimmer Kanako Watanabe, at age 15, was the youngest athlete of the team.

Other Japanese athletes featured gymnast and two-time Olympic silver medalist Kōhei Uchimura, javelin thrower and world junior champion Genki Dean, who embraced his British roots to represent the nation,[4] table tennis player Ai Fukuhara, who became highly popular in China and Japan because of her nickname "China-dolls", and swimmers Ryosuke Irie and Takeshi Matsuda, who previously won the bronze medal in Beijing.

Archery[edit]

Japan has qualified one archer for the men's individual event and one archer for the women's individual event

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Takaharu Furukawa Individual 679 5  Lee K W (HKG) (60)
W 6–4
 Hrachov (UKR) (28)
W 6–4
 Nesteng (NOR) (21)
W 6–2
 Mohamad (MAS) (20)
W 6–2
 van der Ven (NED) (16)
W 6–5
 Oh (KOR) (3)
L 1–7
2nd
Yu Ishizu 671 15  Terry (GBR) (50)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Hideki Kikuchi 659 44  Nesteng (NOR) (21)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Takaharu Furukawa
Yu Ishizu
Hideki Kikuchi
Team 2009 5 N/A  India (IND) (12)
W 214 (29)–214 (27)
 United States (USA) (4)
L 219–220
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ren Hayakawa Individual 654 16  Bjerendal (SWE) (49)
W 6–4
 Stepanova (RUS) (17)
W 7–3
 Ki B-b (KOR) (1)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Miki Kanie 665 6  Dorokhova (UKR) (59)
W 7–1
 Xu J (CHN) (27)
W 6–0
 Román (MEX) (11)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Kaori Kawanaka 646 28  Schuh (FRA) (37)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Ren Hayakawa
Miki Kanie
Kaori Kawanaka
Team 1965 5 N/A  Ukraine (UKR) (12)
W 207–192
 Mexico (MEX) (4)
W 219–209
 South Korea (KOR) (1)
L 221-206
 Russia (RUS) (6)
W 209–207
3rd

Athletics[edit]

Japanese athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[5][6]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Kentaro Nakamoto finished sixth in men's marathon.
Men
Track & road events[7]
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Masashi Eriguchi 100 m BYE 10.30 6 Did not advance
Isamu Fujisawa 20 km walk N/A 1:21:48 18
Arata Fujiwara Marathon N/A 2:19:11 45
Shota Iizuka 200 m 20.81 5 N/A Did not advance
Yuzo Kanemaru 400 m 46.01 4 N/A Did not advance
Takayuki Kishimoto 400 m hurdles DSQ N/A Did not advance
Koichiro Morioka 50 km walk N/A 3:43:14 10
Kentaro Nakamoto Marathon N/A 2:11:16 6
Akihiko Nakamura 400 m hurdles DSQ N/A Did not advance
Takumi Saito 20 km walk N/A 1:22:43 25
Yuki Sato 5000 m 13:38.22 11 N/A Did not advance
10,000 m N/A 28:44.06 22
Yusuke Suzuki 20 km walk N/A 1:23:53 36
Shinji Takahira 200 m 20.57 3 Q N/A 20.77 6 Did not advance
Kei Takase 20.72 2 Q N/A 20.70 8 Did not advance
Takayuki Tanii 50 km walk N/A DNF
Tetsuya Tateno 400 m hurdles 49.95 4 N/A Did not advance
Ryota Yamagata 100 m BYE 10.07 2 Q 10.10 6 Did not advance
Ryo Yamamoto Marathon N/A 2:18:34 40
Yuki Yamazaki 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Masato Yokota[8] 800 m 1:48.48 4 N/A Did not advance
Masashi Eriguchi
Shota Iizuka
Takumi Kuki
Shinji Takahira
Ryota Yamagata
4×100 m relay 38.07 2 Q N/A 38.35 5
Yoshihiro Azuma
Yuzo Kanemaru
Hiroyuki Nakano
Kei Takase
4×400 m relay 3:03.86 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Genki Dean Javelin throw 82.07 7 Q 79.95 10
Yukifumi Murakami 77.80 24 Did not advance
Koji Murofushi Hammer throw 78.48 2 Q 78.71 3rd
Seito Yamamoto Pole vault NM Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Keisuke Ushiro Result 11.32 6.86 13.59 1.99 50.78 15.47 46.66 4.90 66.38 4:39.33 7842 20
Points 791 781 703 794 779 794 801 880 834 685
Women
Track & road events[7]
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Masumi Fuchise 20 km walk N/A 1:28:41 11
Kayoko Fukushi 10000 m N/A 31:10.35 10
Chisato Fukushima 100 m BYE 11.41 5 Did not advance
200 m 24.14 7 N/A Did not advance
Mayumi Kawasaki 20 km walk N/A 1:30:20 18
Ayako Kimura 100 m hurdles 13.75 7 N/A Did not advance
Ryoko Kizaki Marathon N/A 2:27:16 16
Satomi Kubokura 400 m hurdles 55.85 5 q N/A 56.25 8 Did not advance
Hitomi Niiya 10,000 m N/A 30:59.19 9
Kumi Otoshi 20 km walk N/A 1:33:50 37
Yoshimi Ozaki Marathon N/A 2:27:43 19
Risa Shigetomo N/A 2:40:06 79
Mika Yoshikawa 5000 m 15:16.77 13 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 31:47.67 16
Anna Doi
Chisato Fukushima
Kana Ichikawa
Yumeka Sano
Momoko Takahashi
4×100 m relay 44.25 8 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tomomi Abiko Pole vault 4.25 =19 Did not advance
Yuki Ebihara Javelin throw 59.25 16 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sho Sasaki Singles  Soeroredjo (SUR)
W 21–12, 21–7
N/A 1 Q  Cordón (GUA)
W 23–21, 21–10
 Lin D (CHN)
L 12–21, 21–16, 16–21
Did not advance
Kenichi Tago  Karunaratne (SRI)
L 18–21, 16–21
N/A 2 Did not advance
Naoki Kawamae
Shoji Sato
Doubles  Koo K K /
Tan B H (MAS)
L 12–21, 14–21
 Jung J-s /
Lee Y-d (KOR)
L 21–16, 21–15
 Bach /
Gunawan (USA)
W 21–15, 21–15
3 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sayaka Sato Singles  Egelstaff (GBR)
W 18–21, 21–16, 21-12
 Tvrdy (SLO)
W 22–20, 21–18
N/A 1 Q  Baun (DEN)
W 15–14ret
Retired
Mizuki Fujii
Reika Kakiiwa
Doubles  Gutta /
Ponnappa (IND)
W 21–16, 21–18
 Cheng W-h /
Chien Y-c (TPE)
L 19–21, 11–21
 Sari /
Yao L (SIN)
W 16–21, 21–10, 21–19
2 Q N/A  Juhl /
Pedersen (DEN)
W 22–20, 21–10
 Bruce /
Li (CAN)
W 21–12, 19–21, 21–13
 Tian Q /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 10–21, 23–25
2nd
Miyuki Maeda
Satoko Suetsuna
 Tian Q /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 16–21, 17–21
 Poon L Y /
Tse Y S (HKG)
W 21–15, 21–19
 Pedersen /
Juhl (DEN)
W 18–21, 21–14, 21–18
3 N/A Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Shintaro Ikeda
Reiko Shiota
Doubles  Fischer Nielsen /
Pedersen (DEN)
L 11–21, 10–21
 Mateusiak /
Kostiuczyk (POL)
L 18–21, 20–22
 Ng /
Gao (CAN)
W 21–10, 11–21, 21–15
3 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Japan has so far qualified boxers for the following events

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Katsuaki Susa Flyweight  Ramirez (CUB)
L 14–13
Did not advance
Satoshi Shimizu Bantamweight  Dogboe (GHA)
W 10–9
 Abdulhamidov (AZE)
W RSC
 Ouadahi (ALG)
W 17–15
 Campbell (GBR)
L 11–20
Did not advance 3rd
Yasuhiro Suzuki Welterweight  Khalsi (MAR)
W 14–13
 Sapiyev (KAZ)
L 25–11
Did not advance
Ryota Murata Middleweight BYE  Rahou (ALG)
W 21–12
 Kılıççı (TUR)
W 17–13
 Atoev (UZB)
W 13–12
 Falcão (BRA)
W 14–13
1st

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Japan has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takuya Haneda Men's C-1 101.13 12 92.72 2 92.72 3 Q 104.16 6 Q 110.62 7
Kazuki Yazawa Men's K-1 96.66 18 92.57 13 92.57 15 Q 99.99 9 Q 104.44 9
Moe Kaifuchi Women's K-1 171.63 19 121.29 17 121.29 19 Did not advance – Report

Sprint[edit]

Japan has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Momotaro Matsushita Men's K-1 200 m 36.096 3 Q 37.201 7 FB 38.040 11
Naoya Sakamoto Men's C-1 200 m 41.528 3 Q 41.771 3 FA 44.699 8
Momotaro Matsushita
Hiroki Watanabe
Men's K-2 200 m 34.669 6 FB BYE 35.739 10
Shinobu Kitamoto Women's K-1 200 m 42.007 1 Q 41.816 3 FB 45.387 13
Shinobu Kitamoto
Asumi Ōmura
Women's K-2 500 m 1:47.323 6 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Japan had qualified the following cyclists for the Games.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Yukiya Arashiro Men's road race 5:46:37 48
Fumiyuki Beppu Men's road race 5:46:05 22
Men's time trial 55:40.64 24
Mayuko Hagiwara Women's road race Did not finish

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Seiichiro Nakagawa Men's sprint 10.144
70.977
7  Watkins (USA)
L
 Zielinski (POL)
W 10.792
66.716
 Baugé (FRA)
L
 Canelón (VEN)
 Awang (MAS)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
 Kelemen (CZE)
 Esterhuizen (RSA)
 Canelón (VEN)
W 10.950
9
Kayono Maeda Women's sprint 11.600
62.068
17  Meares (AUS)
L
 Sullivan (CAN)
 Lee H-j (KOR)
L
Did not advance
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Seiichiro Nakagawa
Yudai Nitta
Kazunari Watanabe
Men's team sprint 44.324
60.915
8 Q  Great Britain (GBR)
L 43.964
61.413
8 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Kazunari Watanabe Men's keirin 6 R 1 Q 6 11

Mountain biking[edit]

[9]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kohei Yamamoto Men's cross-country 1:35:26 27
Rie Katayama Women's cross-country 1:38:26 20

Diving[edit]

Japan has qualified in the following events.

Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Mai Nakagawa 10 m platform 327.65 8 Q 260.05 18 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Currently, Japan has qualified eight athletes for the Games.

Dressage[edit]

Hiroshi Hoketsu sets a historic milestone to be the oldest athlete of the Games, as he competed again in men's dressage.
Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Hiroshi Hoketsu Whisper Individual 68.739 40 Did not advance

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Atsushi Negishi Pretty Darling Individual 50.40 33 25.60 76.00 40 12.00 88.00 39 Did not advance 88.00 39
Yoshiaki Oiwa Noonday de Conde 38.10 1 Eliminated Did not advance
Kenki Sato Chippieh 42.20 15 Eliminated Did not advance
Toshiyuki Tanaka Marquis De Plescop 55.00 52 60.00 115.00 55 4.00 119.00 48 Did not advance 119.00 48
Takayuki Yumira Latina 58.50 =58 Eliminated Did not advance
Atsushi Negishi
Yoshiaki Oiwa
Kenki Sato
Toshiyuki Tanaka
Takayuki Yumira
See above Team 130.70 6 1060.30 1191.00 13 16.00 1207.00 12 N/A 1207.00 12

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Taizo Sugitani Avenzio Individual 0 =1 Q 4 4 =17 Q 8 12 =26 Q 14 33 Did not advance 14 33
Reiko Takeda Ari 22 71 Did not advance 22 71

Fencing[edit]

Japan has qualified 8 fencers.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kenta Chida Individual foil BYE  Sintes (FRA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Ryo Miyake BYE  Baldini (ITA)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Yuki Ota BYE  Kleibrink (GER)
W 15–5
 Cassarà (ITA)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Suguru Awaji
Kenta Chida
Ryo Miyake
Yuki Ota
Team foil N/A  China (CHN)
W 45–30
 Germany (GER)
W 41–40
 Italy (ITA)
L 39–45
2nd
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nozomi Nakano Individual épée BYE  Fiamingo (ITA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Kanae Ikehata Individual foil BYE  Gruchała (POL)
W 9–8
 Thibus (FRA)
W 15–11
 Nam H-H (KOR)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Shiho Nishioka  Heung (HKG)
W 13–10
 Vezzali (ITA)
L 8–14
Did not advance
Chieko Sugawara BYE  Jeon H-S (KOR)
W 15–13
 Maîtrejean (FRA)
W 15–9
 Di Francisca (ITA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Kanae Ikehata
Kyomi Hirata
Shiho Nishioka
Chieko Sugawara
Team foil N/A  Russia (RUS)
L 17–45
Classification semi-final
 United States (USA)
L 22–44
7th place final
 Great Britain (GBR)
W 30–21
7
Seira Nakayama Individual sabre N/A  Perrus (FRA)
W 15–12
 Zagunis (USA)
L 9–15
Did not advance

Field hockey[edit]

Japan has qualified 1 team.

  • Women's event – 1 team of 16 players.

Women's tournament[edit]

The following is the Japan roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[10] view · talk

Head Coach: Zenjiro Yasuda

Reserves:

Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7 15
 Great Britain 5 3 0 2 14 7 +7 9
 China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 6
 Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5 4
 Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 −8 2

     Advanced to semifinals

29 July 2012
19:00
v
Great Britain  4 – 0  Japan
Danson Goal 7'28'
Thomas Goal 23'
Walton Goal 26'
Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
31 July 2012
08:30
v
Netherlands  3 – 2  Japan
Lammers Goal 4'43'
Hoog Goal 30'
Report Komazawa Goal 46'
Mitsuhashi Goal 53'
Umpires:
Kang Hyun-Young (KOR)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
2 August 2012
08:30
v
South Korea  1 – 0  Japan
Cheon Seul-Ki Goal 42' Report
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Frances Block (GBR)
4 August 2012
13:45
v
Japan  1 – 1  Belgium
Yamamoto Goal 58' Report Boon Goal 34'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Wendy Stewart (CAN)
6 August 2012
13:45
v
Japan  1 – 0  China
Komazawa Goal 54' Report
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
9th/10th place
8 August 2012
08:30
v
Japan  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  South Africa
Murakami Goal 63'80' Report Deetlefs Goal 27'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Amy Hassick (USA)

Football[edit]

Japan is qualified for the men's and women's event

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Squad

The following is the Japan roster in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11][12] view · talk

Coach: Takashi Sekizuka

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Gonda, ShuichiShuichi Gonda (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 23) Japan F.C. Tokyo
2 2DF Tokunaga, YuheiYuhei Tokunaga* (1983-09-25)25 September 1983 (aged 28) Japan F.C. Tokyo
3 3MF Ogihara, TakahiroTakahiro Ogihara (1991-10-05)5 October 1991 (aged 20) Japan Cerezo Osaka
4 2DF Sakai, HirokiHiroki Sakai (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 22) Germany Hannover 96
5 2DF Yoshida, MayaMaya Yoshida* (c) (1988-08-24)24 August 1988 (aged 23) Netherlands VVV-Venlo
6 3MF Muramatsu, TaisukeTaisuke Muramatsu (1989-12-16)16 December 1989 (aged 22) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
7 4FW Otsu, YukiYuki Otsu (1990-03-24)24 March 1990 (aged 22) Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
8 2DF Yamamura, KazuyaKazuya Yamamura (1989-12-02)2 December 1989 (aged 22) Japan Kashima Antlers
9 4FW Sugimoto, KenyuKenyu Sugimoto (1992-11-18)18 November 1992 (aged 19) Japan Tokyo Verdy
10 3MF Higashi, KeigoKeigo Higashi (1990-07-20)20 July 1990 (aged 22) Japan Omiya Ardija
11 4FW Nagai, KensukeKensuke Nagai (1989-03-05)5 March 1989 (aged 23) Japan Nagoya Grampus
12 2DF Sakai, GotokuGotoku Sakai (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 21) Germany Stuttgart
13 2DF Suzuki, DaisukeDaisuke Suzuki (1990-01-29)29 January 1990 (aged 22) Japan Albirex Niigata
14 3MF Usami, TakashiTakashi Usami (1992-05-06)6 May 1992 (aged 20) Germany Hoffenheim
15 4FW Saito, ManabuManabu Saito (1990-04-04)4 April 1990 (aged 22) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
16 3MF Yamaguchi, HotaruHotaru Yamaguchi (1990-10-06)6 October 1990 (aged 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka
17 3MF Kiyotake, HiroshiHiroshi Kiyotake (1989-11-12)12 November 1989 (aged 22) Germany Nürnberg
18 1GK Ando, ShunsukeShunsuke Ando (1990-08-10)10 August 1990 (aged 21) Japan Kawasaki Frontale

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
 Honduras 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Morocco 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Spain 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
26 July 2012
14:45
v
Spain  0–1  Japan
Report Ōtsu Goal 34'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 37,726[13]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
29 July 2012
17:00
v
Japan  1–0  Morocco
Nagai Goal 84' Report
St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 24,936[14]
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
1 August 2012
17:00
v
Japan  0–0  Honduras
Report
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 25,862[15]
Referee: Slim Jedidi (Tunisia)
Quarter-final
4 August 2012
12:00
v
Japan  3–0  Egypt
Nagai Goal 14'
Yoshida Goal 78'
Ōtsu Goal 83'
Report
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 70,772[16]
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
Semi-final
7 August 2012
17:00
v
Mexico  3–1  Japan
Fabián Goal 31'
Peralta Goal 65'
Cortés Goal 90+3'
Report Ōtsu Goal 12'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,372[17]
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Bronze medal game
10 August 2012
19:45
v
South Korea  2–0  Japan
Park Chu-young Goal 38'
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 57'
Report
Final rank
4th place.

Women's tournament[edit]

Squad

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[19] view · talk

Head coach: Norio Sasaki

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Fukumoto, MihoMiho Fukumoto (1983-10-02)2 October 1983 (aged 28) 60 0 Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle
2 2DF Kinga, YukariYukari Kinga (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 (aged 28) 79 5 Japan INAC Leonessa
3 2DF Iwashimizu, AzusaAzusa Iwashimizu (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 25) 77 8 Japan NTV Beleza
4 2DF Kumagai, SakiSaki Kumagai (1990-10-17)17 October 1990 (aged 21) 41 0 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
5 2DF Sameshima, AyaAya Sameshima (1987-06-16)16 June 1987 (aged 25) 45 2 Japan Vegalta Sendai
6 3MF Sakaguchi, MizuhoMizuho Sakaguchi (1987-10-15)15 October 1987 (aged 24) 53 16 Japan NTV Beleza
7 4FW Ando, KozueKozue Ando (1982-07-09)9 July 1982 (aged 30) 103 17 Germany FCR 2001 Duisburg
8 3MF Miyama, AyaAya Miyama (c) (1985-01-28)28 January 1985 (aged 27) 112 27 Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle
9 3MF Kawasumi, NahomiNahomi Kawasumi (1985-09-23)23 September 1985 (aged 26) 31 8 Japan INAC Leonessa
10 3MF Sawa, HomareHomare Sawa (1978-09-06)6 September 1978 (aged 33) 179 80 Japan INAC Leonessa
11 4FW Ohno, ShinobuShinobu Ohno (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 28) 105 37 Japan INAC Leonessa
12 2DF Yano, KyokoKyoko Yano (1984-06-03)3 June 1984 (aged 28) 72 1 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
13 4FW Maruyama, KarinaKarina Maruyama (1983-03-26)26 March 1983 (aged 29) 70 14 Japan Speranza F.C. Osaka-Takatsuki
14 3MF Tanaka, AsunaAsuna Tanaka (1988-04-23)23 April 1988 (aged 24) 13 3 Japan INAC Leonessa
15 4FW Takase, MegumiMegumi Takase (1990-11-10)10 November 1990 (aged 21) 26 5 Japan INAC Leonessa
16 4FW Iwabuchi, ManaMana Iwabuchi (1993-03-18)18 March 1993 (aged 19) 11 2 Japan NTV Beleza
17 4FW Ogimi, YukiYūki Ōgimi (1987-07-15)15 July 1987 (aged 25) 83 36 Germany 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
18 1GK Kaihori, AyumiAyumi Kaihori (1986-09-04)4 September 1986 (aged 25) 31 0 Japan INAC Leonessa
Group play
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5
 Japan 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Canada 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Green indicates qualified for the quarter-finals
25 July 2012
17:00
v
Japan  2–1  Canada
Kawasumi Goal 33'
Miyama Goal 44'
Report Tancredi Goal 55'
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 14,119[20]
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)
28 July 2012
12:00
v
Japan  0–0  Sweden
Report
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 14,160[21]
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
31 July 2012
14:30
v
Japan  0–0  South Africa
Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 24,202[22]
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)
Quarter-final
3 August 2012
17:00
v
Brazil  0–2  Japan
Report Ōgimi Goal 27'
Ohno Goal 73'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 28,528[23]
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (Finland)
Semi-final
6 August 2012
17:00
v
France  1–2  Japan
Le Sommer Goal 76' Report Ōgimi Goal 32'
Sakaguchi Goal 49'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 61,482[24]
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
Gold medal game
9 August 2012
19:45
v
1st United States  2–1  Japan 2nd
Lloyd Goal 8'54' Report Ōgimi Goal 63'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 80,203[25]
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Ryohei Kato Team 15.433 14.333 N/A 15.900 N/A 15.300 14.766 N/A 16.041 N/A
Kazuhito Tanaka 13.666 12.200 15.100 15.750 15.725 Q 14.400 86.841 22 * 13.733 13.433 N/A 15.366 15.166 N/A
Yusuke Tanaka N/A 15.033 15.866 14.200 Q N/A N/A 15.200 N/A 15.500 16.000 N/A
Kōhei Uchimura 15.766 Q 12.466 14.966 16.033 15.533 Q 15.000 89.764 9 Q 15.700 14.166 15.133 15.900 15.416 15.733 N/A
Koji Yamamuro 14.433 14.400 14.900 15.333 14.200 14.366 87.632 18 Q N/A 15.366 14.033 N/A
Total 45.632 41.199 45.099 47.683 47.124 43.766 270.503 5 Q 44.733 42.365 45.699 45.971 46.282 46.899 271.952 2nd

* On 30 July, Koji Yamamuro was injured on vault during the men's team final. It was announced that he would not compete in the individual all-around final as a result, and that his teammate, Kazuhito Tanaka would be able to compete instead.

Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Kazuhito Tanaka All-around 14.166 13.433 15.200 15.533 15.500 15.575 89.407 6
Parallel bars N/A 15.500 N/A 15.500 4
Yusuke Tanaka Parallel bars N/A 15.100 N/A 15.100 8
Kōhei Uchimura All-around 15.100 15.066 15.333 16.266 15.325 15.600 92.690 1st
Floor 15.800 N/A 15.800 2nd
Koji Yamamuro All-around Withdrew due to injury
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Yu Minobe Team 12.966 N/A 13.066 14.133 N/A 13.100 N/A N/A
Yuko Shintake 13.633 13.633 N/A 14.166 N/A 13.266 N/A 13.433 N/A
Rie Tanaka 13.300 13.000 14.633 13.400 54.333 27 Q N/A 14.416 14.333 12.833 N/A
Asuka Teramoto 14.233 14.600 14.566 14.466 57.865 8 Q 14.233 14.700 14.200 13.900 N/A
Koko Tsurumi N/A 13.800 15.033Q N/A N/A 13.766 14.466 N/A
Total 41.166 42.033 44.232 42.765 170.196 6 Q 40.599 42.882 42.999 40.166 166.646 8
Rie Tanaka performs the balance beam in women's all-around.
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB
Rie Tanaka All-around 14.166 14.500 13.700 13.266 55.632 16
Asuka Teramoto 14.766 14.300 14.300 13.966 57.332 11
Koko Tsurumi Uneven bars N/A N/A 14.966 N/A 14.966 7

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Natsuki Fukase
Airi Hatakeyama
Rie Matsubara
Rina Miura
Nina Saeed-Yokota
Kotono Tanaka
Team 26.725 26.300 53.025 8 Q 27.000 27.100 54.100 7

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Masaki Ito Men's 109.810 4 Q 60.895 4
Yasuhiro Ueyama 109.809 5 Q 60.240 5
Ayano Kishi Women's 97.985 14 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hiroaki Hiraoka −60 kg BYE  McKenzie (GBR)
W 0111–0000
 Arshanski (ISR)
W 0012–0000
 Milous (FRA)
W 0012–0010
 Verde (ITA)
W 0110–0001
BYE  Galstyan (RUS)
L 0000–1000
2nd
Masashi Ebinuma −66 kg BYE  Mehmedovic (CAN)
W 0111–0000
 Lim (KAZ)
W 0010–0001
 Cho (KOR)
W 0001–0001
 Shavdatuashvili (GEO)
L 0000–0100
BYE  Zagrodnik (POL)
W 0110–0101
Did not advance 3rd
Riki Nakaya −73 kg BYE  Maxwell (BAR)
W 0100–0001
 Palelashvili (ISR)
W 0101–0000
 Boqiev (TJK)
W 0011–0002
 Elmont (NED)
W 0000–0001
BYE  Isaev (RUS)
L 0001–0011
2nd
Takahiro Nakai −81 kg BYE  Munyonga (ZAM)
W 1000–0000
 Toma (MDA)
W 0101–0003
 Bischof (GER)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance  Guilheiro (BRA)
W 0011–0002
 Nifontov (RUS)
L 0000–0201
Did not advance 5
Masashi Nishiyama −90 kg N/A  Mamedov (KGZ)
W 0110–0001
 Bolat (KAZ)
W 0010–0000
 Song (KOR)
L 0101–0011
Did not advance  Choriev (UZB)
W 0012–0012 YUS
 Denisov (RUS)
W 0000–0000 YUS
Did not advance 3rd
Takamasa Anai −100 kg N/A  Austin (GBR)
W 0101–0003
 Krpálek (CZE)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Daiki Kamikawa +100 kg N/A  Castillo (GUA)
W 0100–0000
 Makarau (BLR)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tomoko Fukumi −48 kg  Blanco (ESP)
W 0100–0001
 Edwards (GBR)
W 0020–0000
 Pareto (ARG)
W 0010–0002
 Dumitru (ROM)
L 0011–0102
BYE  Csernoviczki (HUN)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance 5
Misato Nakamura −52 kg BYE  An K-a (PRK)
L 0002–0102
Did not advance
Kaori Matsumoto −57 kg  Đukić (SLO)
W 0011–0002
 Gasimova (AZE)
W 0010–0000
 Quintavalle (ITA)
W 0010–0001
 Pavia (FRA)
W 0010–0000
BYE  Căprioriu (ROM)
W 0100–0000
1st
Yoshie Ueno −63 kg  Chaudhary (IND)
W 1000–0000
 Mišković (CRO)
W 0010–0000
 Joung D-w (KOR)
L 0010–0000
Did not advance  Willeboordse (NED)
W 0010–0000
 Tsedevsuren (MGL)
W 0010–0002
Did not advance 3rd
Haruka Tachimoto −70 kg BYE  Cortés (CUB)
W 0000–0001
 Chen F (CHN)
L 0020–0020 YUS
Did not advance  Bosch (NED)
L 0002–0011
Did not advance 7
Akari Ogata −78 kg  Jeong G-M (KOR)
W 0001–0002
 Verkerk (NED)
L 0002–0011
Did not advance
Mika Sugimoto +78 kg BYE  Blanco (VEN)
W 0100–0000
 Altheman (BRA)
W 0100–0000
 Bryant (GBR)
W 0011–0002
BYE  Ortiz (CUB)
L 0001–0000
2nd

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Based on their results at the 2011 Asian/Oceania Championships three Japanese pentathletes have qualified for London; Shinichi Tomii has earnt places in the men's event; Shino Yamanaka and Narumi Kurosu have earnt places in the women's event.[26]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Shinichi Tomii Men's 18–17 =11 832 2:01.19 6 1348 112 25 1088 11:19.03 29 2284 5552 22
Narumi Kurosu Women's 8–27 35 592 2:22.39 28 1092 496 33 704 13:52.94 35 1672 4060 34
Shino Yamanaka 7–28 36 568 2:30.36 35 996 64 15 1136 11:58.56 8 2128 4828 30

Rowing[edit]

Japan has qualified the following boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daisaku Takeda
Kazushige Ura
Lightweight double sculls 6:54.01 5 R 6:39.81 2 SA/B 6:48.61 6 FB 6:48.27 12
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Haruna Sakakibara Single sculls 7:52.98 5 QF BYE 8:12.26 5 SC/D 8:05.65 5 FD 8:42.90 23
Atsumi Fukumoto
Akiko Iwamoto
Lightweight double sculls 7:30.29 3 R 7:23.79 2 SA/B N/A 7:34.23 6 FB 7:32.12 12

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Japan has qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Makoto Tomizawa RS:X 25 25 25 29 24 26 34 30 21 4 EL 209 28
Ryunosuke Harada
Yugo Yoshida
470 19 12 25 12 7 11 21 17 17 15 EL 131 18
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Yuki Sunaga RS:X 19 23 22 22 22 24 22 20 18 12 EL 180 21
Manami Doi Laser Radial 29 32 31 27 26 36 30 22 27 29 EL 253 31
Ai Kondo
Wakako Tabata
470 9 4 17 20 11 9 13 DSQ 13 8 EL 103 14
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Yukio Makino
Kenji Takahashi
49er 16 13 17 14 18 11 18 16 18 18 14 15 6 2 10 EL 188 18

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Japan has gained four quota places in the shooting events;[27]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Tomoyuki Matsuda 50 m pistol 559 11 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 581 13 Did not advance
Midori Yajima 50 m rifle 3 positions 1148 39 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 590 33 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 589 38 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Yukari Konishi 25 m pistol 574 31 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 377 31 Did not advance
Yukie Nakayama Trap 65 15 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Japan sent a total of 29 swimmers at the London games, after having achieved qualifying standards in their respective events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[28][29] Excluding the relay events, eight swimmers competed in more than a single event, including the defending champion Kosuke Kitajima from the breaststroke events.

By results, Japan left London with 11 swimming medals (3 silver and 8 bronze), the largest amount received at a single event. Backstroke swimmer Ryosuke Irie, and breaststroke swimmer Satomi Suzuki managed to win three medals in all of their respective events, whether individual or relay. Kosuke Hagino, the youngest male swimmer in the team, surprisingly won the bronze medal in the men's 400 m individual medley, surpassing all-time defending champion Michael Phelps, who finished behind him in the finals. Butterfly swimmer Takeshi Matsuda managed to repeat his bronze medal from Beijing in the men's 200 m butterfly, in addition to his silver from the men's medley relay event. Kitajima, who bid to win double breaststroke swimming events for third Games in succession, missed out of medal standings in the final rounds.[30]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takuro Fujii 100 m butterfly 52.49 20 Did not advance
Kosuke Hagino 200 m individual medley 1:58.22 3 Q 1:57.95 5 Q 1:57.35 5
400 m individual medley 4:10.01 1 Q N/A 4:08.94 NR 3rd
Yasunari Hirai 10 km open water N/A 1:51:20.1 15
Yuya Horihata 400 m individual medley 4:13.09 7 Q N/A 4:13.30 6
Ryosuke Irie 100 m backstroke 53.56 5 Q 53.29 4 Q 52.97 3rd
200 m backstroke 1:56.81 4 Q 1:55.68 4 Q 1:53.78 2nd
Kazuya Kaneda 200 m butterfly 1:55.70 7 Q 1:55.56 10 Did not advance
Kosuke Kitajima 100 m breaststroke 59.63 2 Q 59.69 6 Q 59.79 5
200 m breaststroke 2:09.43 5 Q 2:09.03 5 Q 2:08.35 4
Takeshi Matsuda 100 m butterfly 52.36 =16 LSO Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:55.81 8 Q 1:54.25 1 Q 1:53.21 3rd
Ken Takakuwa 200 m individual medley 1:58.82 9 Q 1:58.31 6 Q 1:58.53 6
Ryo Tateishi 100 m breaststroke 59.86 8 Q 59.93 10 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:09.37 4 Q 2:09.13 7 Q 2:08.29 3rd
Kazuki Watanabe 200 m backstroke 1:58.17 13 Q 1:56.81 6 Q 1:57.03 6
Kosuke Hagino
Chiaki Ishibashi
Yuki Kobori
Takeshi Matsuda
Sho Sotodate
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:11.74 9 N/A Did not advance
Takuro Fujii
Ryosuke Irie
Kosuke Kitajima
Takeshi Matsuda
4×100 m medley relay 3:33.64 3 Q N/A 3:31.26 2nd
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Natsumi Hoshi 100 m butterfly 59.06 23 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:08.04 6 Q 2:06.37 3 Q 2:05.48 3rd
Hanae Ito 200 m freestyle 1:58.93 15 Q 1:59.24 16 Did not advance
Izumi Kato 200 m individual medley 2:13.85 14 Q 2:14.47 14 Did not advance
Yuka Kato 100 m butterfly 58.72 15 Q 58.26 11 Did not advance
Yumi Kida 10 km open water N/A 1:58:59.1 13
Yayoi Matsumoto 50 m freestyle 25.73 35 Did not advance
Mina Matsushima 100 m breaststroke 1:07.69 14 Q 1:08.26 16 Did not advance
Miyu Otsuka 200 m backstroke 2:11.65 21 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:39.13 12 N/A Did not advance
Satomi Suzuki 100 m breaststroke 1:07.08 6 Q 1:07.10 7 Q 1:06.46 3rd
200 m breaststroke 2:23.22 3 Q 2:22.40 3 Q 2:20.70 2nd
Miho Takahashi 400 m individual medley 4:45.10 20 N/A Did not advance
Aya Takano 400 m freestyle 4:12.33 26 N/A Did not advance
Aya Terakawa 100 m backstroke 59.82 4 Q 59.34 3 Q 58.83 3rd
Haruka Ueda 100 m freestyle 54.35 12 Q 54.59 16 Did not advance
Kanako Watanabe 200 m breaststroke 2:26.38 12 Q 2:27.32 14 Did not advance
Hanae Ito
Yayoi Matsumoto
Miki Uchida
Haruka Ueda
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:38.06 5 Q N/A 3:37.96 7
Hanae Ito
Yayoi Matsumoto
Aya Takano
Haruka Ueda
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:54.56 8 Q N/A 7:56.73 8
Yuka Kato
Satomi Suzuki
Aya Terakawa
Haruka Ueda
4×100 m medley relay 3:57.87 2 Q N/A 3:55.73 3rd

WSO - Win swim-off; LSO - Lost swim-off

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Japan has qualified 9 quota places in synchronized swimming.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Yukiko Inui
Chisa Kobayashi
Duet 93.200 5 93.200 186.400 5 Q 93.540 186.740 5
Yumi Adachi
Aika Hakoyama
Yukiko Inui
Mayo Itoyama
Chisa Kobayashi
Risako Mitsui
Mai Nakamura
Mariko Sakai
Kurumi Yoshida
Team 93.800 5 N/A 93.830 187.630 5

Table tennis[edit]

Japan has qualified 3 men and 3 women.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Seiya Kishikawa Singles BYE  Gionis (GRE)
W (4–3)
 Oh S-e (KOR)
W (4–1)
 Wang H (CHN)
L (0–4)
Did not advance
Jun Mizutani BYE  Lashin (EGY)
W (4–1)
 Maze (DEN)
L (0–4)
Did not advance
Seiya Kishikawa
Jun Mizutani
Koki Niwa
Team N/A  Canada (CAN)
W (3–0)
 Hong Kong (HKG)
L (2–3)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ai Fukuhara Singles BYE  Tikhomirova (RUS)
W (4–0)
 Li J (NED)
W (4–3)
 Ding N (CHN)
L (0–4)
Did not advance
Kasumi Ishikawa BYE  Li Qb (AUT)
W (4–2)
 Li Q (POL)
W (4–1)
 Wang Yg (SIN)
W (4–1)
 Li Xx (CHN)
L (1–4)
 Feng Tw (SIN)
L (0–4)
4
Ai Fukuhara
Sayaka Hirano
Kasumi Ishikawa
Team N/A  United States (USA)
W (3–0)
 Germany (GER)
W (3–0)
 Singapore (SIN)
W (3–0)
 China (CHN)
L (0–3)
2nd

Taekwondo[edit]

Japan has qualified the following quotas.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Erika Kasahara Women's −49 kg  Tona (PNG)
W 12–0 PTG
 Wu Jy (CHN)
L 0–14 PTG
Did not advance  Zamora (GUA)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Mayu Hamada Women's −57 kg  Zaninović (CRO)
W 14–11
 Jones (GBR)
L 3–13
Did not advance  Gladović (SRB)
W 15–2 PTG
 Harnois (FRA)
L 8–12
Did not advance 5

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tatsuma Ito Men's singles  Raonic (CAN)
L 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Kei Nishikori  Tomic (AUS)
W 7–6, 7–6
 Davydenko (RUS)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
 Ferrer (ESP)
W 6–0, 3–6, 6–4
 del Potro (ARG)
L 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Did not advance
Go Soeda  Baghdatis (CYP)
L 7–6(8–6) 6–7(5–7) 2–6
Did not advance
Kei Nishikori
Go Soeda
Men's doubles N/A  Federer /
Wawrinka (SUI)
L 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Japan has qualified 2 men and 3 women.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Yuichi Hosoda Men's 18:06 0:43 59:37 0:31 32:43 1:51:40 43
Hirokatsu Tayama 17:24 0:44 58:45 0:34 31:57 1:49:24 20
Mariko Adachi Women's 18:25 0:44 1:06:29 0:35 35:51 2:02:04 14
Juri Ide 19:46 0:43 1:06:56 0:35 36:43 2:04:43 34
Ai Ueda 20:48 0:45 1:09:42 0:31 34:48 2:06:34 39

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

The men's team qualified after winning the AVC Continental Beach Volleyball Cup.[31]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kentaro Asahi
Katsuhiro Shiratori
Men's Pool B
 DalhausserRogers (USA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 16–21)
 BenešKubala (CZE)
L 1 – 2 (21–17, 12–21, 7–15)
 GaviraHerrera (ESP)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 20–22)
4 Did not advance 19

Indoor[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Japan has qualified a team to the women's indoor tournament through the World Qualification Tournament.

  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players
Team roster

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[32] view · talk

Head coach: Masayoshi Manabe

The Japanese team after winning the bronze medal
Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
2 Nakamichi, HitomiHitomi Nakamichi 18 September 1985 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 256 cm (101 in) Japan Toray Arrows
3 Takeshita, YoshieYoshie Takeshita 18 March 1978 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 270 cm (110 in) Japan JT Marvelous
4 Yamaguchi, MaiMai Yamaguchi 3 July 1983 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 290 cm (110 in) Japan Okayama Seagulls
5 Araki, ErikaErika Araki (C) 3 August 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 298 cm (117 in) Japan Toray Arrows
7 Inoue, KaoriKaori Inoue 21 October 1982 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 306 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Japan Denso Airybees
8 Kano, MaikoMaiko Kano 15 July 1988 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 303 cm (119 in) 285 cm (112 in) Turkey Beşiktaş
10 Sano, YukoYuko Sano 26 July 1979 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 260 cm (100 in) 250 cm (98 in) Azerbaijan Igtisadchi Baku
11 Ōtomo, AiAi Ōtomo 24 March 1982 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan JT Marvelous
12 Shinnabe, RisaRisa Shinnabe 11 July 1990 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 268 cm (106 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
14 Sakoda, SaoriSaori Sakoda 18 December 1987 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 279 cm (110 in) Japan Toray Arrows
16 Ebata, YukikoYukiko Ebata 7 November 1989 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Japan Hitachi Rivale
18 Kimura, SaoriSaori Kimura 19 August 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Turkey VakıfBank Türk Telekom
Group play
Qualified for the quarter-finals
 
Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 14 5 0 15 4 3.750 459 352 1.304
2  Italy 13 4 1 14 5 2.800 442 368 1.201
3  Japan 9 3 2 11 6 1.833 401 335 1.197
4  Dominican Republic 6 2 3 8 9 0.889 374 362 1.033
5  Great Britain 2 1 4 3 14 0.214 295 396 0.745
6  Algeria 1 0 5 2 15 0.133 252 410 0.615
28 July 2012
09:30
v
Algeria  0 – 3  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), José Vélez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
15
14
7
36
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
30 July 2012
20:00
v
Italy  3 –1  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Jose Mercado (PUR), Patricia Salvatore (USA)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
20
25
95
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
22
21
25
22
90
1 August 2012
09:30
v
Dominican Republic  0 – 3  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 9,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (CZE), Georgios Karampetsos (GRE)
Report(s): result statistics
20
19
23
62
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
3 August 2012
11:30
v
Japan  1 – 3  Russia Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 10,000
Referee(s): Jose Mercado (PUR), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
Report(s): result statistics
25
17
25
19
86
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
27
25
20
25
97
5 August 2012
14:45
v
Great Britain  0 – 3  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 14,000
Referee(s): Michael Davidson (CAN), Mohamed Shaaban (EGY)
Report(s): result statistics
19
14
12
45
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75
Quarter-final
7 August 2012
13:00
v
Japan  3 – 2  China Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 12,000
Referee(s): Susana Rodriguez (ESP), Zorica Bjelić (SRB)
Report(s): result statistics
28
23
25
23
18
117
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
26
25
23
25
16
115
Semi-final
9 August 2012
19:30
v
Brazil  3 – 0  Japan Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,500
Referee(s): Simone Santi (ITA), Mohamed Shaaban (EGY)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
18
15
18
51
Bronze medal match
11 August 2012
11:30
v
3rd Japan  3 – 0  South Korea Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Attendance: 13,500
Referee(s): Suzana Rodriguez (ESP), Jose Mercado (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
26
25
76
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
22
24
21
67

Weightlifting[edit]

Japan has qualified 1 man and 4 women.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Kazuomi Ota Men's +105 kg 185 13 215 13 400 13
Hiromi Miyake Women's −48 kg 87 2 110 3 197 2nd
Honami Mizuochi 80 =6 96 8 176 6
Kanae Yagi Women's −53 kg 82 13 109 =8 191 13
Mami Shimamoto Women's +75 kg 110 10 143 8 253 9

Wrestling[edit]

Japan has qualified in the following quota places.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shinichi Yumoto −55 kg BYE  Kim J-C (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
 Jaburyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
 Khinchegashvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Velikov (BUL)
W 3–1 PP
3rd
Kenichi Yumoto −60 kg BYE  Bonne (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
 Asgarov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance BYE  Schleicher (GER)
W 3–1 PP
 Scott (USA)
L 1–3 PP
5
Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu −66 kg BYE  López (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
 Garcia (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
 Hasanov (AZE)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Kumar (IND)
W 3–0 PO
1st
Sosuke Takatani −74 kg  Aliyev (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16
Takao Isokawa −96 kg  Tuamoheloa (ASA)
W 5–0 VB
 Musaev (KGZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kohei Hasegawa −55 kg BYE  Tazhyieu (BLR)
W 3–0 PO
 Nyblom (DEN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Ryutaro Matsumoto −60 kg BYE  Bilici (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
 Belmadani (FRA)
W 3–0 PO
 Norouzi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Kebispayev (KAZ)
W 5–0 VT
3rd
Tsutomu Fujimura −66 kg BYE  Lester (USA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 13
Norikatsu Saikawa −96 kg BYE  Lidberg (SWE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hitomi Obara −48 kg BYE  Mezien (TUN)
W 5–0 VT
 Sambou (SEN)
W 3–0 PO
 Huynh (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Stadnik (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
1st
Saori Yoshida −55 kg BYE  Campbell (USA)
W 3–0 PO
 Ratkevich (AZE)
W 3–0 PO
 Zholobova (RUS)
W 3-0 PO
BYE  Verbeek (CAN)
W 3-0 PO
1st
Kaori Icho −63 kg BYE  Dugrenier (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
 Johansson (SWE)
W 3–0 PO
 Battsetseg (MGL)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Jing Rx (CHN)
W 3–0 PO
1st
Kyoko Hamaguchi −72 kg BYE  Manyurova (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11

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