Japan at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
in Berlin
Flag bearer Kenkichi Oshima
Ranked 8th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
6 4 8 18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Empire of Japan competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Tajima, NaotoNaoto Tajima Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Gold Kitei, SonSon Kitei Athletics Men's Marathon[1][2]
 Gold Arai, ShigeoShigeo Arai, Shigeo Sugiura, Masaharu Taguchi, and Masanori Yusa Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
 Gold Terada, NoboruNoboru Terada Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
 Gold Hamuro, TetsuoTetsuo Hamuro Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke
 Gold Maehata, HidekoHideko Maehata Swimming Women's 200m Breaststroke
 Silver Nishida, ShuheiShuhei Nishida Athletics Men's Pole Vault
 Silver Harada, MasaoMasao Harada Athletics Men's Triple Jump
 Silver Yusa, MasanoriMasanori Yusa Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Silver Uto, ShumpeiShumpei Uto Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
 Bronze Tajima, NaotoNaoto Tajima Athletics Men's Long Jump
 Bronze Ōe, SueoSueo Ōe Athletics Men's Pole Vault
 Bronze Shoryu, NanNan Shoryu Athletics Men's Marathon[1]
 Bronze Kiyokawa, MasajiMasaji Kiyokawa Swimming Men's 100m Backstroke
 Bronze Koike, ReizoReizo Koike Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke
 Bronze Arai, ShigeoShigeo Arai Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Bronze Makino, ShozoShozo Makino Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
 Bronze Uto, ShumpeiShumpei Uto Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle


  1. ^ a b Both Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) and Nam Sung-yong (Nan Shoryu) were Koreans, but since Korea was a Japanese colony at the time, they were required to use their legal and official names in Japanese pronunciations and are recorded under the Japanese spellings in the Olympic records
  2. ^ IOC biography of Son Kitei

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