Japan at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors110 in 13 sports
Flag bearerShozo Sasahara
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
4
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 110 competitors, 94 men and 16 women, took part in 71 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Takashi Ono Gymnastics Men's horizontal bar
 Gold Masaru Furukawa Swimming Men's 200 m breaststroke
 Gold Mitsuo Ikeda Wrestling Men's freestyle welterweight
 Gold Shozo Sasahara Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight
 Silver Takashi Ono
Masao Takemoto
Masami Kubota
Nobuyuki Aihara
Akira Kono
Shinsaku Tsukawaki
Gymnastics Men's team all-Around
 Silver Takashi Ono Gymnastics Men's individual all-Around
 Silver Takashi Ono Gymnastics Men's pommel horse
 Silver Nobuyuki Aihara Gymnastics Men's floor
 Silver Masumi Kubota Gymnastics Parallel bars
 Silver Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle
 Silver Tsuyoshi Yamanaka Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
 Silver Masahiro Yoshimura Swimming Men's 200 m breaststroke
 Silver Takashi Ishimoto Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly
 Silver Shigeru Kasahara Wrestling Men's freestyle leightweight
 Bronze Takashi Ono Gymnastics Parallel bars
 Bronze Masao Takemoto Gymnastics Parallel bars
 Bronze Masao Takemoto Gymnastics Horizontal bars
 Bronze Masao Takemoto Gymnastics Men's rings
 Bronze Masami Kubota Gymnastics Men's rings

Athletics[edit]

Men's Marathon

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Time trial
Individual road race

Diving[edit]

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 70.76
  • Final — 123.69 (→ 11th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 69.76
  • Final — 120.20 (→ 12th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 48.45
  • Final — 70.95 (→ 10th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 46.15
  • Final — 69.71 (→ 11th place)

Fencing[edit]

One fencer represented Japan in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

Football[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Japan had nine male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's eight

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters represented Japan in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Choji Hosaka 50 m pistol 550 4
25 m rapid fire pistol 563 15
Yukio Inokuma Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1110 36
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 594 24
Tokusaburo Iwata Trap 155 23
Ujitoshi Konomi 140 30
Tomokazu Maruyama Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1085 40
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 584 43
Yoshihide Ueda 50 m pistol 526 17
25 m rapid fire pistol 521 31

Swimming[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Japan Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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