Japan at the 2014 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 136 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Ayumi Ogasawara (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. Japan's team consisted of 136 athletes in all 15 sports.[4]

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the opening ceremony, wanting to show the Russians how important the relationship between the two countries is.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 27, 2014, Japan has achieved two quota spots in alpine skiing.[6] No one of the several female skiers regularly competing in the World Cup managed to achieve qualification.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Akira Sasaki Men's slalom 49.54 28 DNF
Naoki Yuasa 48.74 20 DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships Japan qualified 1 man and 4 women.[7]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Hidenori Isa Men's sprint 27:15.2 3 (1+2) 71
Men's individual 58:56.1 6 (2+1+1+2) 84
Miki Kobayashi Women's sprint 25:52.3 5 (1+4) 81
Women's individual 54:01.0 4 (1+2+1+0) 68
Yuki Nakajima Women's sprint 24:12.9 2 (1+1) 68
Women's individual 56:00.2 6 (3+2+1+0) 75
Fuyuko Suzuki Women's sprint 22:47.4 1 (0+1) 39
Women's pursuit 32:49.0 1 (0+0+0+1) 32
Women's individual 50:27.4 3 (0+1+0+2) 52
Rina Suzuki Women's sprint 25:40.6 2 (0+2) 80
Women's individual DNF 2 (0+2) DNF
Fuyuko Suzuki
Yuki Nakajima
Miki Kobayashi
Rina Suzuki
Women's team relay LAP 11 (0+11) 13

Bobsleigh[edit]

Japanese two-man sled
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hisashi Miyazaki
Hiroshi Suzuki*
Two-man 57.91 27 58.21 28 58.02 28 Did not advance 2:54.14 28
Toshiki Kuroiwa
Hisashi Miyazaki
Shintaro Sato
Hiroshi Suzuki*
Four-man 56.41 26 56.42 26 56.63 28 Did not advance 2:49.46 26

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the quota allocation released on January 27, 2014, Japan has qualified a total of 6 athletes (5 men and 1 woman) in cross-country skiing.[6]

Distance
Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Akira Lenting
Hiroyuki Miyazawa
Nobu Naruse
Keishin Yoshida
4×10 km relay LAP
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Masako Ishida 10 km classical N/A 29:55.7 +1:37.9 15
15 km skiathlon 19:24.4 8 20:09.6 27 40:08.3 +1:34.7 10
30 km freestyle N/A 1:14:09.0 +3:03.8 23
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuichi Onda Men's sprint 3:40.98 45 Did not advance
Hiroyuki Miyazawa
Yuichi Onda
Men's team sprint N/A 23:49.91 7 Did not advance

Curling[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
Canada Jennifer Jones 9 0 72 40 43 27 12 14 86%
Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 7 2 58 52 37 35 13 7 80%
Switzerland Mirjam Ott 5 4 63 60 37 38 13 7 78%
Great Britain Eve Muirhead 5 4 74 58 39 35 9 11 80%
Japan Ayumi Ogasawara 4 5 59 67 39 41 4 10 76%
Denmark Lene Nielsen 4 5 57 56 34 40 12 9 78%
China Wang Bingyu 4 5 58 62 36 38 10 4 81%
South Korea Kim Ji-sun 3 6 60 65 35 37 10 6 79%
Russia Anna Sidorova 3 6 48 56 33 35 19 6 82%
United States Erika Brown 1 8 42 75 33 40 8 5 76%


Round-robin

Japan has a bye in draws 1, 5 and 9.

Figure skating[edit]

Yuzuru Hanyu
Mao Asada

Japan's ten member team was announced on December 23, 2013.[8][9] Japan has achieved the following quota places:

Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Yuzuru Hanyu Men's singles 101.45 1 Q 178.64 1 280.09 1st
Tatsuki Machida 83.48 11 Q 169.94 4 253.42 5
Daisuke Takahashi 86.40 4 Q 164.27 6 250.67 6
Mao Asada Ladies' singles 55.51 16 Q 142.71 3 198.22 6
Kanako Murakami 55.60 15 Q 115.38 12 170.98 12
Akiko Suzuki 60.97 8 Q 125.35 8 186.32 8
Narumi Takahashi / Ryuichi Kihara Pairs 48.45 18 Did not advance
Cathy Reed / Chris Reed Ice dancing 52.29 21 Did not advance
Team trophy
Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points Rank
Yuzuru Hanyu (M)
Tatsuki Machida (M)
Mao Asada (L)
Akiko Suzuki (L)
Narumi Takahashi / Ryuichi Kihara (P)
Cathy Reed / Chris Reed (I)
Team trophy 97.98
10
64.07
8
46.56
3
52.00
3
24 5 Q 165.85
8
112.33
7
86.33
6
76.34
6
51 5

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Kentaro Tsuda Men's halfpipe 53.00 23.40 53.00 22 Did not advance
Manami Mitsuboshi Women's halfpipe 15.60 9.20 15.60 23 Did not advance
Ayana Onozuka 83.80 59.80 83.80 4 Q 79.00 83.20 83.20 3rd
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Sho Endo Men's moguls 25.19 17.26 23.38 4 QF Bye 25.53 15.77 21.73 15 Did not advance
Nobuyuki Nishi 24.98 14.45 20.67 13 25.96 14.65 20.41 8 Q 24.73 15.39 21.73 14 Did not advance
Junko Hoshino Women's moguls 30.95 14.06 19.72 15 32.37 4.52 9.62 15 Did not advance
Miki Ito DNS Did not advance
Arisa Murata 31.33 11.81 16.69 22 32.65 14.39 19.38 5 Q DNS Did not advance
Aiko Uemura 30.74 15.26 21.01 7 Q Bye 30.68 14.66 20.43 9 Q 31.19 15.58 21.15 6 Q 30.46 14.8 20.66 4
Slopestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Chiho Takao Women's slopestyle 10.00 8.60 10.00 22 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Japan qualified a women's team by winning a qualification tournament.[10]

  • Women's Tournament - 1 team of 21 athletes

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[11][12] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Nakaoku, AzusaAzusa Nakaoku 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) 17 May 1985 Yufutsu Japan Toyota Cygnus (JWHL)
2 D Koike, ShioriShiori Koike 158 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) 21 March 1993 Kujiramachi Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
3 D Kondo, YokoYoko Kondo 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 13 February 1979 Niida Japan Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
4 D Toko, AyakaAyaka Toko 161 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) 22 August 1994 Fujimi Japan Daishin (JWHL)
5 D Aoki, KanaeKanae Aoki 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700160000000000000060 kg (130 lb) 20 February 1985 Aoba Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
6 D Suzuki, SenaSena Suzuki 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700157000000000000057 kg (126 lb) 4 August 1991 Sanko Japan Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
7 D Hori, MikaMika Hori 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) 17 February 1992 Atsuma Japan Toyota Cygnus (JWHL)
8 D Yamane, TomoeTomoe Yamane 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) 24 March 1986 Mihara Japan Daishin (JWHL)
9 D Takeuchi, AinaAina Takeuchi 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 16 August 1991 Musa Japan Daishin (JWHL)
10 F Yoneyama, HarunaHaruna Yoneyama 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700155000000000000055 kg (121 lb) 7 November 1991 Shizunai Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
11 F Adachi, YurieYurie Adachi 156 cm (5 ft 1 in) 700151000000000000051 kg (112 lb) 26 April 1985 Maruyama Japan Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
12 F Osawa, ChihoChiho Osawa 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 10 February 1992 Ojimachi Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
13 F Fujimoto, MoekoMoeko Fujimoto 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) 700153000000000000053 kg (117 lb) 5 August 1992 Shinkai Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
15 F Ukita, RuiRui Ukita 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) 6 June 1996 Masuura Japan Daishin (JWHL)
17 F Hirano, YukaYuka Hirano 157 cm (5 ft 2 in) 700152000000000000052 kg (115 lb) 26 January 1987 Yokkaichi Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
18 F Sakagami, TomokoTomoko Sakagami 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700158000000000000058 kg (128 lb) 18 October 1983 Sanko Japan Mitsuboshi Daito Peregrine (JWHL)
21 F Kubo, HanaeHanae Kubo 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700163000000000000063 kg (139 lb) 10 December 1982 Sanko Japan Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
22 F Shishiuchi, MihoMiho Shishiuchi 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 21 August 1992 Kaizuka Japan Kushiro Bears (JWHL)
23 F Nakamura, AmiAmi Nakamura 162 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 15 November 1987 Toyosakimachi Japan Seibu Princess Rabbits (JWHL)
29 G Konishi, AkaneAkane Konishi 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) 14 August 1995 Aikoku Japan Kushiro Bears (JWHL)
30 G Fujimoto, NanaNana Fujimoto 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700154000000000000054 kg (119 lb) 3 March 1989 Misono Japan Vortex Sapporo (JWHL)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 0 9 3 +6 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 6 3 +3 6
 Germany 3 1 0 0 2 5 8 −3 3
 Japan 3 0 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
9 February 2014 v
12:00
Sweden  1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Japan Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 2,928

11 February 2014 v
19:00
Russia  2–1
(1–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 Japan Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 4,897

13 February 2014 v
12:00
Japan  0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
 Germany Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 2,618

Luge[edit]

Based on the performance at the 2013–14 Luge World Cup, Japan has achieved only a single quota.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hidenari Kanayama Men's singles 53.626 32 53.663 33 53.220 31 53.074 31 3:33.583 30

Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Taihei Kato Normal hill/10 km 100.0 124.1 4 25:45.0 39 26:15.0 31
Large hill/10 km 126.5 87.6 45 DNS DNF
Hideaki Nagai Normal hill/10 km 97.0 119.6 14 24:42.1 30 25:30.1 22
Large hill/10 km 119.0 99.3 =27 23:11.7 23 25:10.7 26
Akito Watabe Normal hill/10 km 100.5 130.0 2 23:48.4 10 23:54.4 2nd
Large hill/10 km 134.0 120.8 4 23:06.0 19 23:39.0 6
Yoshito Watabe Normal hill/10 km 100.0 124.4 10 24:22.3 25 24:58.3 15
Large hill/10 km 119.5 95.4 36 24:00.4 33 26:14.4 35
Yūsuke Minato
Hideaki Nagai
Akito Watabe
Yoshito Watabe
Team large hill/4×5 km 488.0 433.3 6 47:25.6 4 48:30.6 5

Short track speed skating[edit]

Based on their performance at World Cup 3 & 4 in November 2013 Japan qualified 5 women and 3 men.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Satoshi Sakashita 500 m 41.629 2 Q 59.249 3 ADV 41.661 5 Did not advance 9
1500 m 2:18.298 6 N/A Did not advance 32
Ryosuke Sakazume 1000 m 1:26.468 3 Did not advance 22
1500 m 2:17.985 4 N/A Did not advance 24
Yuzo Takamido 1000 m 1:25.905 3 Did not advance 20
1500 m PEN N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ayuko Ito 500 m 44.174 3 Did not advance 19
1000 m 1:33.188 3 Did not advance 22
1500 m 2:30.354 3 Q N/A 2:56.961 7 Did not advance 18
Yui Sakai 500 m 45.051 3 Did not advance 22
1000 m 1:29.824 2 Q 1:29.328 4 Did not advance 13
1500 m 2:27.198 5 N/A Did not advance 27
Biba Sakurai 500 m 44.628 4 Did not advance 27
1500 m 2:28.127 6 N/A Did not advance 33
Sayuri Shimizu 1000 m 1:31.879 4 Did not advance 25
Ayuko Ito
Moemi Kikuchi
Yui Sakai
Biba Sakurai
Sayuri Shimizu
3000 m relay N/A 4:11.913 3 FB 4:15.253 5

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Skeleton[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuki Sasahara Men's 58.22 24 58.07 21 57.91 21 Did not advance 2:54.20 22
Hiroatsu Takahashi 57.53 14 57.10 13 57.13 11 56.98 12 3:48.74 12
Nozomi Komuro Women's 59.94 18 59.82 19 59.24 19 58.76 18 3:57.76 19

Ski jumping[edit]

Taku Takeuchi after his jump in the normal hill competition.

Japan has received the following start quotas:

Men
Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Daiki Ito Large hill 130.5 122.0 2 Q 137.5 128.1 8 Q 124.0 124.4 14 252.5 9
Noriaki Kasai Normal hill BYE 101.5 131.2 8 Q 100.0 124.6 11 255.8 7
Large hill BYE 139.0 140.6 2 Q 133.5 136.8 3 277.4 2nd
Reruhi Shimizu Normal hill 101.5 126.2 3 Q 99.5 122.2 25 Q 99.5 124.2 14 246.4 18
Large hill 130.5 120.4 3 Q 130.0 122.2 15 Q 134.5 130.0 8 252.2 10
Taku Takeuchi Normal hill 97.5 119.1 7 Q 98.0 123.1 21 Q 95.5 116.3 24 239.4 24
Large hill 127.0 116.0 6 Q 132.5 126.7 10 Q 122.5 122.6 18 249.3 13
Yuta Watase Normal hill 95.0 113.5 20 Q 99.5 123.0 22 Q 97.0 120.0 20 243.0 21
Daiki Ito
Noriaki Kasai
Reruhi Shimizu
Taku Takeuchi
Team large hill N/A 524.0 507.5 3 Q 527.5 517.4 4 1024.9 3rd
Women
Athlete Event First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Yuki Ito Normal hill 97.5 117.4 10 101.0 124.4 2 241.8 7
Sara Takanashi 100.0 124.1 3 98.5 118.9 9 243.0 4
Yurina Yamada 78.0 73.3 30 64.5 42.4 30 115.7 30

Snowboarding[edit]

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Tomoka Takeuchi Women's giant slalom 1:46.33 1 Q  Boccacini (ITA)
W −1.93
 Calvé (CAN)
W −4.00
 Meschik (AUT)
W DSQ
 Kummer (SUI)
L +7.32
2nd
Women's slalom 1:05.41 13 Q  Zogg (SUI)
L DSQ
Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Ryo Aono Men's halfpipe 37.50 13.00 37.50 19 Did not advance
Ayumu Hirano 92.25 64.75 92.25 1 QF Bye 90.75 93.50 93.50 2nd
Taku Hiraoka 92.25 63.50 92.25 2 QF Bye 45.50 92.25 92.25 3rd
Ayumu Nedefuji 54.50 28.75 54.50 17 Did not advance
Rana Okada Women's halfpipe 66.00 69.75 69.75 7 QS 58.50 70.00 70.00 6 QF 47.75 85.50 85.50 5
Yuki Kadono Men's slopestyle 31.00 16.50 31.00 13 QS 84.75 80.50 84.75 4 QF 53.00 75.75 75.75 8

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Position Position Position Rank
Yuka Fujimori Women's snowboard cross 1:23.22 6 6 Did not advance 22

Qualification legend: FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Speed skating[edit]

Based on the results from the fall World Cups during the 2013–14 ISU Speed Skating World Cup season, Japan has earned the following start quotas:

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Yuji Kamijo 500 m 35.37 21 35.48 24 70.85 20
Joji Kato 34.96 5 34.77 4 69.74 5
Taro Kondo 1000 m N/A 1:11.44 35
1500 m N/A 1:49.31 29
Keiichiro Nagashima 500 m 34.79 3 35.25 16 70.04 6
Yūya Oikawa 35.24 17 35.22 14 70.46 15
Shane Williamson 5000 m N/A 6:42.88 26
Daichi Yamanaka 1000 m N/A 1:11.93 36
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shoko Fujimura 3000 m N/A 4:12.71 15
5000 m N/A 7:09.65 10
Masako Hozumi 3000 m N/A 4:15.52 21
5000 m N/A 7:12.42 13
Shiho Ishizawa 3000 m N/A 4:09.39 9
5000 m N/A 7:11.54 12
Ayaka Kikuchi 1500 m N/A 2:01.29 31
Nao Kodaira 500 m 37.88 7 37.72 4 75.61 5
1000 m N/A 1:16.45 13
Misaki Oshigiri 1500 m N/A 2:00.03 22
Miyako Sumiyoshi 500 m 38.644 13 38.62 13 77.26 14
1000 m N/A 1:17.68 22
Maki Tabata 1500 m N/A 2:00.64 25
Nana Takagi N/A 2:02.16 32
Maki Tsuji 500 m 38.4 10 38.44 11 76.84 9
1000 m N/A 1:18.07 27
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Ayaka Kikuchi
Misaki Oshigiri
Maki Tabata
Nana Takagi
Women's team pursuit  South Korea (KOR)
W 3:03.99
 Netherlands (NED)
L 3:10.19
 Russia (RUS)
L 3:02.57
4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers". http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
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  7. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Daisuke Takahashi makes Japan’s Olympic team; Mao Asada stunned
  9. ^ Asada, Takahashi book Olympic figure skating tickets
  10. ^ "Hai! Japan to Sochi". International Ice Hockey Federation. February 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ice Hockey - Japan Teams (Women)". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Team roster Japan

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