Japan at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the
1956 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 10 (men) in 5 sports
Flag bearer Hiroshi Yoshizawa
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 0 1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Chiharu Igaya won the nation's first ever medal and the first ever Asian champion at the Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Igaya, ChiharuChiharu Igaya Alpine skiing Men's slalom January 31

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chiharu Igaya Downhill DSQ
Susumu Sugiyama 3:39.1 28
Susumu Sugiyama Giant Slalom 3:40.8 45
Chiharu Igaya 3:15.6 11
Susumu Sugiyama Slalom 1:51.0 38 2:26.0 37 4:17.0 33
Chiharu Igaya 1:30.2 6 1:48.5 2 3:18.7 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Tatsuo Miyao 56:59 48
30 km Tatsuo Miyao 1'55:40 28
50 km Tatsuo Miyao 3'25:47 25

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Hiroshi Yoshizawa Individual 69.5 76.5 210.5 5 DNF DNF
Koichi Sato 68.0 65.5 191.5 23 1'08:21 193.400 35 384.900 33

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Koichi Sato Normal hill 68.0 91.0 36 66.0 87.5 41 178.5 39
Hiroshi Yoshizawa 80.5 106.5 9 74.0 98.5 18 205.0 13

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kiyotaka Takabayashi 43.6 30
Taketsugu Asazaka 43.1 22
Yoshitaki Hori 42.8 17
Shinkichi Takemura 42.4 11
1500 m Yoshiyasu Gomi 2:19.2 39
Shinkichi Takemura 2:18.3 36
Yoshitaki Hori 2:15.9 23
Taketsugu Asazaka 2:15.4 21
5000 m Yoshitaki Hori 8:53.5 46
Taketsugu Asazaka 8:23.6 28
Yoshiyasu Gomi 8:22.2 27
10,000 m Yoshiyasu Gomi 17:35.9 23
Taketsugu Asazaka 17:35.3 22

References[edit]