Japan at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese and English)
in Tokyo
Competitors328 (270 men and 58 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer Makoto Fukui
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
16
Silver
5
Bronze
8
Total
29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan was the host nation for the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 328 competitors, 270 men and 58 women, took part in 155 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 562 424 +138 14 Advanced to the semifinals
2  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 493 454 +39 12
3  Poland 7 4 3 467 448 +19 11
4  Italy 7 4 3 495 480 +15 11
5  Mexico 7 3 4 485 514 −29 10
6  Japan (H) 7 3 4 421 428 −7 10
7  Hungary 7 2 5 407 469 −62 9
8  Canada 7 0 7 408 521 −113 7
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(H) Host.

October 11


17:30
Japan  55–65  Puerto Rico

12 October


12:00
Poland  81–57  Japan

October 13


19:00
Canada  37–58  Japan

October 14


12:00
Hungary  41–58  Japan

October 16


17:30
Soviet Union  72–59  Japan

October 17


9:00
Japan  72–68  Italy

October 18


12:00
Japan  62–64  Mexico

Classification brackets[edit]

9th–12th Place 21 October


10:00
Japan  54–45  Finland

9th Place 23 October


10:00
Australia  64–57 Japan 

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shuta Yoshino Flyweight N/A BYE  Otto Babiasch (EUA)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Takao Sakurai Bantamweight N/A  Brian Packer (GBR)
W 4-1
 Isaac Aryee (GHA)
W 5–0
 Nicolae Puiu (ROU)
W 5–0
 Washington Rodríguez (URU)
W 5-0
 Chung Shin-cho (KOR)
W RSC
Gold medal.svg
Masataka Takayama Featherweight N/A  Ian McLoughlin (NRH)
W 5–0
 Piotr Gutman (POL)
L RSC
Did not advance
Kanemaru Shiratori Lightweight BYE  Sammy Amekudji (GHA)
W KO
 Ronald Allen Harris (USA)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Hoji Yonekura Light welterweight BYE  Miguel Velázquez (ESP)
W 3-2
 Félix Betancourt (CUB)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Kichijiro Hamada Welterweight N/A  Sayed Mahmoudpour Roudsari (IRN)
W 5-0
 Manfredo Alipala (PHI)
W 5–0
 Marian Kasprzyk (POL)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Koji Masuda Light middleweight N/A  Jannie Gibson (RHO)
W RSC
 Joseph Gonzales (URS)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Hitoshi Tenma Middleweight N/A  Juan Aguilar (ARG)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Tadayuki Maruyama Heavyweight N/A  Athol McQueen (AUS)
L 0-5
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shoji Yoshio C-1 1000 m 5:05.11 4 QS N/A 5:00.88 4 Did not advance
Shunichi Iwamura
Daisaburo Honda
C-2 1000 m 4:25.86 5 QR N/A 4:40.54 4 Did not advance
Hideo Higashiyama K-1 1000 m 4:17.47 6 QR 4:42.93 1 QS 4:17.44 4 Did not advance
Hideo Kobayashi
Katsufusa Kashimura
K-2 1000 m 4:00.94 8 QR 4:03.67 4 Did not advance
Izumi Eto
Tomio Sumimoto
Tadamasa Sato
Yuji Umezawa
K-4 1000 m 3:33.25 8 QR 3:34.68 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hiroko Oshima
Keiko Okamoto
K-2 500 m 2:14.53 5 QS 2:18.39 4 2:18.39 10

Cycling[edit]

15 cyclists represented Japan in 1964.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Toshiro Akamatsu Men's road race 4:39:51.83 106
Masashi Omiya 4:39:51.76 37
Masanori Tsuji DNF
Hiroshi Yamao 4:39:51.83 105
Takehisa Kato
Masashi Omiya
Yoshio Shimura
Hirotsugu Fukuhara
Team time trial 2:40:13.27 19

Track[edit]

1000m time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Katsuhiko Sato Men's 1000m time trial 1:11.68 10
Men's tandem
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Repechage Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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
Hideo Madarame
Toshimitsu Teshima
Tandem  Bicskey
Habony (HUN)
L
 Morelon
Trentin (FRA)
 Mercado
Tellez (MEX)
L
Did not advance
Men's Sprint
Athlete Event Heats Repechage 1 Repechage Finals Round 2 Repechage 2 Repechage Finals 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
Tsuyoshi Kawachi Men's sprint  Schillinger (EUA)
 Fredborg (DEN)
L
 Gibbon (TRI)
 Phivana (CAM)
L
Did not advance
Katsuhiko Sato Men's sprint  Mercado (MEX)
 Simes (USA)
W 11.92
BYE  Fuggerer (EUA)
 Kučírek (IND)
L
 Pkhak'adze (URS)
 Harrison (ITA)
L
Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Hiromi Yamafuji Men's individual pursuit  Martín Rodríguez (COL)
W 5:17.57
Did not advance
Norio Hotogi
Fujio Ito
Kosaku Takahashi
Hiromi Yamafuji
Team pursuit  India (IND)
W 4:55.04
Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Yosuke Arimitsu 10 m platform 90.56 14 Did not advance
Shunsuke Kaneto 3 m springboard 71.59 24 Did not advance
10 m platform 91.31 11 Did not advance
Toshio Otsubo 10 m platform 94.32 3 Q 47.73 8 142.05 8
Tadao Tosa 3 m springboard 89.10 11 Did not advance
Toshio Yamano 3 m springboard 81.74 21 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Hatsuko Kawai-Hirose 10 m platform 45.00 16 Did not advance
Keiko Osaki 45.20 15 Did not advance
Kanoko Tsutani-Mabuchi 3 m springboard 85.27 7 Q 40.01 7 125.28 7
Kumiko Watanabe 84.40 9 Q 35.94 9 120.34 9
10 m platform 43.50 18 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Kikuko Inoue Katsunobori Individual 648.0 16 Did not advance
Okabe Nagahira Seiha 589.5 19 Did not advance
Matsudaira Yorisuke Hamachidori 542.0 21 Did not advance
Inoue Kikuko
Okabe Nagahira
Matsudaira Yorisuke
See above Team N/A 1779.5 6

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Dressage Cross country Show jumping Penalties Rank
Matsudaira Masaki Nippo Individual 73.33 EL Did not advance
Katsumoto Masanori Eiten 72.00 EL Did not advance
Chiba Mikio Mauta 63.67 174.8 30.00 268.47 34
Maeda Rikutoshi Hogetsu 76.00 EL Did not advance
Chiba Mikio
Matsudaira Masaki
Maeda Rikutoshi
See above Team 268.47 EL Did not advance

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank
Hiroshi Hoketsu Raro Individual 63.75 41 48.00 39 111.75 40
Sasa Shinzo Snaefell 46.75 40 24.00 32 70.75 38
Kageyama Yuzo Tokinoarashi EL Did not advance
Hiroshi Hoketsu
Sasa Shinzo
Kageyama Yuzo
See above Team N/A 340.00 12

Fencing[edit]

15 fencers, 11 men and 4 women, represented Japan in 1964.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football[edit]

First round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Ghana 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 3
 Japan 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 2
 Argentina 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
 Italy[a] 0 - - - - - 0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Withdrew, disqualified for using professional players during qualifications. Poland were offered to take Italy's place but declined the offer.[2]
Japan 3–2 Argentina
Sugiyama Goal 54'
Kawabuchi Goal 81'
Ogi Goal 82'
Report Domínguez Goal 24'62'
Attendance: 19,049
Referee: Škorić (YUG)

Japan 2–3 Ghana
Sugiyama Goal 12'
Yaegashi Goal 52'
Report Agyemang Goal 27'
S. Acquah Goal 69'
Fulaiteh Goal 80'

Quarter-finals[edit]

Czechoslovakia 4–0 Japan
Brumovský Goal 43'59'
Vojta Goal 69' (pen.)
Mráz Goal 86'
Report
Attendance: 18,940
Referee: De Queiroz (BRA)

First Consolation Round[edit]

Played by losing quarter-finalists.

Japan 1–6 Yugoslavia
Kamamoto Goal 61' Report Zambata Goal 3'5'43'63'
Osim Goal 28'60'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Imam (UAE)

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round was conducted by breaking the 15 teams into two groups of 7 and 8 teams. The groups then played a round-robin tournament with each team playing the other teams in the group once. 2 points were awarded for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 for a loss. The top two teams from each group advanced to the semifinals while the third and fourth played in consolation semifinals.

Group A[edit]

Place Team Wins Ties Losses Points
1.  Pakistan (PAK) 6 0 0 12 QS
2.  Australia (AUS) 4 0 2 8 QS
3.  Kenya (KEN) 3 1 2 7 QC
4.  Japan (JPN) 3 0 3 6 QC
5.  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 4 4
6.  Rhodesia (RHO) 1 1 4 3
7.  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 5 2
  • Pakistan def. Japan 1-0
  • Australia def. Japan 3-1
  • Japan def. Kenya 2-0
  • Great Britain def. Japan 1-0
  • Japan def. Rhodesia 2-1
  • Japan def. New Zealand 1-0

Semifinals[edit]

The top two teams in each of the groups played in the 1st-4th semifinals, with the winner of each group playing the second-place team in the other group. The third and fourth team in each group played in the consolation semifinals

Round Winner Score Loser
Consolation  United Team of Germany (EUA) 5-1  Japan (JPN)

Judo[edit]

Four judoka, all male, represented Japan in 1964.

Men's lightweight
Men's mightweight
Men's heavyweight
Men's open class

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1964.

Individual
Team
  • Shigeaki Uchino
  • Yoshihide Fukutome
  • Shigeki Mino

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Satoomi Kasagi Single sculls 8:16.96 4 R 8:13.44 3 FB 7:37.90 11
Susumi Hosoya
Yasushi Murase
Double sculls 7:25.64 3 R 7:18.98 3 FB 7:15.22 10
Takao Kogo
Norimasa Kurosaki
Coxless pair 7:48.15 5 R 7:54.43 4 7:54.43 14
Toshihiro Hamada
Katsuhiko Ihara
Masahiro Takatsuki
Coxed pair 8:32.51 5 R 8:05.30 4 8:05.30 15
Shunsuke Miki
Koju Tsukamoto
Yasuji Honma
Bunzo Kimura
Coxless four 7:24.35 5 R 7:00.29 3 FB 6:51.60 12
Hideo Oe
Yukio Matsuda
Hideaki Aida
Masakatsu Yamanouchi
Noriichi Yoshino
Coxed four 7:10.77 5 R 7:31.60 4 7:31.60 14
Naoji Sato
Koichi Miyano
Tsugio Ito
Tsuneo Ogasawara
Yoshihiro Onishi
Shin Hasegawa
Hajime Ishikawa
Ryuzo Kikuchi
Osamu Mandai
Eight 6:16.67 3 R 6:10.15 2 FB 6:05.14 10

Sailing[edit]

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Takashi Yamada Finn 18 21 17 18 14 20 11 2486 21
Yasutoshi Tagami
Kendjiro Matsuda
Flying Dutchman 9 6 13 DNF 15 16 14 2166 15
Masayuki Ishii
Takafumi Okubo
Star 15 11 7 13 13 16 DSQ 1494 13
Saburo Tanamachi
Tadashi Funaoka
Teruyuki Hiiro
Dragon 17 18 17 14 16 16 10 1762 17
Fujiya Matsumoto
Masao Yoshida
Takeshi Hagiwara
5.5 Metre 12 11 14 12 13 14 13 1070 14

Shooting[edit]

Ten shooters represented Japan in 1964. Yoshihisa Yoshikawa won the bronze medal in the 50 m pistol event.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Toshiyasu Ishige Trap 184 30
Takao Ishii Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1128 25
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 584 48
Kanji Kubo 25 m rapid fire pistol 587 8
Osamu Ochiai 579 24
Akihiro Rinzaki Men's 50 metre rifle prone 594 6
Shigemi Saito Men's 300 metre rifle three positions 1096 20
Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1106 34
Mitsuo Sanami Trap 189 15
Shinji Takahashi 50 m pistol 536 26
Yoshihisa Yoshikawa 554 Bronze medal.svg
Hajime Watanuki Men's 300 metre rifle three positions 1028 28

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tatsuo Fujimoto 100 metre freestyle 55.8 1 Q 55.8 6 Did not advance
Shigeo Fukushima 200 metre backststroke 2:14.7 1 Q 2:14.1 2 Q 2:13.2 4
Tadaharu Goto 100 metre freestyle 55.8 2 Q 55.6 5 Did not advance
Keisuke Ito 200 metre backststroke 2:16.7 2 Q 2:17.6 7 Did not advance
Kazuyuki Iwamoto 1500 metre freestyle 17:52.7 3 Did not advance
Yoshinori Kadonaga 200 metre butterfly 2:14.5 3 Q 2:12.3 3 Q 2:12.6 6
Kenjiro Matsumoto 200 metre breaststroke 2:33.8 1 Q 2:34.3 5 Did not advance
Satoru Nakano 1500 metre freestyle 17:40.4 2 Did not advance
Atsushi Obayashi 200 metre butterfly 2:15.1 2 Q 2:14.1 5 Did not advance
Yukiaki Okabe 100 metre freestyle 54.4 2 Q 55.2 3 Did not advance
Isagi Osumi 200 metre backststroke 2:17.3 2 Q 2:17.0 5 Did not advance
Sueaki Sasaki 1500 metre freestyle 17:28.8 2 Q N/A 17:25.3 6
Kosuke Sato 200 metre butterfly 2:12.4 2 Q 2:13.4 5 Did not advance
Yoshiaki Shikiishi 200 metre breaststroke 2:32.3 2 Q 2:34.5 6 Did not advance
Osamu Tsurumine 2:34.1 2 Q 2:33.3 4 Q 2:33.6 6
Takeshi Yamakage 400 metre freestyle 4:27.8 3 Did not advance
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka 4:21.1 1 Q N/A 4:19.1 6
Haruo Yoshimuta 4:28.8 2 Did not advance
Kunihiro Iwasaki
Tadaharu Goto
Tatsuo Fujimoto
Yukiaki Okabe
Katsuki Ishihara
4 × 400 metre freestyle relay 3:42.3 3 Q N/A 3:40.5 4
Makoto Fukui
Kunihiro Iwasaki
Toshio Shoji
Yukiaki Okabe
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay 8:10.4 2 Q N/A 8:03.8 Bronze medal.svg
Shigeo Fukushima
Kenji Ishikawa
Isao Nakajima
Yukiaki Okabe
4 × 100 metre medley relay 4:07.3 2 Q N/A 4:06,6 5
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Miyoko Azuma 100 metre freestyle 1:06.4 6 Did not advance
Kimiko Ezaka 400 metre individual medley 5:42.1 4 Did not advance
Kazue Hayakawa 400 metre freestyle 4:56.5 3 Did not advance
Michiko Kihara 100 metre backststroke 1:11.1 3 Did not advance
Tazuko Kikutani 400 metre freestyle 5:06.3 5 Did not advance
Toyoko Kimura 100 metre freestyle 1:04.8 4 Did not advance
Natsuko Matsuda 400 metre individual medley 5:51.5 4 Did not advance
Yoshiko Morizane 200 metre breaststroke 2:59.9 6 Did not advance
Hiroko Saito 100 metre butterfly 1:13.1 5 Did not advance
Kimiko Sato 1:10.6 4 Q 1:11.2 8 Did not advance
Eiko Takahashi 1:08.4 2 Q 1:07.8 3 Q 1:09.1 7
Satoko Tanaka 100 metre backststroke 1:10.0 2 Q N/A 1:08.6 4
Ryoko Urakami 100 metre freestyle 1:04.5 5 Did not advance
Noriko Yamamoto 200 metre breaststroke 2:57.0 5 Did not advance
Ryoko Urakami
Michiko Kihara
Toyoko Kimura
Miyoko Azuma
4 × 400 metre freestyle relay 4:19.2 5 Did not advance
Satoko Tanaka
Noriko Yamamoto
Eiko Takahashi
Michiko Kihara
4 × 100 metre medley relay 4:40.6 2 Q N/A 4:42.0 4

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Team Competition
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Japan  3–0  South Korea 17–15 15–8 15–3     47–26
14 Oct Hungary  3–0  Japan 15–12 15–8 15–12     45–32
15 Oct Czechoslovakia  3–1  Japan 9–15 15–13 15–12 15–13   54–53
17 Oct Japan  3–1  Bulgaria 15–10 12–15 15–6 15–10   57–41
18 Oct Japan  3–1  United States 15–12 15–10 13–15 15–11   58–48
19 Oct Japan  3–1  Soviet Union 14–16 15–5 15–8 15–10   59–39
21 Oct Japan  3–2  Brazil 15–12 15–9 12–15 7–15 15–11 64–62
22 Oct Japan  3–0  Romania 15–6 15–9 15–8     45–23
23 Oct Japan  3–1  Netherlands 15–17 15–4 15–8 15–5   60–34
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
Gold  Soviet Union 17 8 1 25 5 5.000 415 279 1.487
Silver  Czechoslovakia 17 8 1 26 10 2.600 486 399 1.218
Bronze  Japan 16 7 2 22 12 1.833 475 372 1.277
4  Romania 15 6 3 19 15 1.267 432 394 1.096
5  Bulgaria 14 5 4 20 16 1.250 464 429 1.082
6  Hungary 13 4 5 18 18 1.000 449 466 0.964
7  Brazil 12 3 6 13 23 0.565 410 474 0.865
8  Netherlands 11 2 7 11 24 0.458 378 482 0.784
9  United States 11 2 7 10 23 0.435 360 450 0.800
10  South Korea 9 0 9 9 27 0.333 376 500 0.752
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition

Round robin[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
11 Oct 15:15 United States  0–3  Japan 1–15 5–15 2–15     8–45 Report
12 Oct 19:15 Romania  0–3  Japan 7–15 3–15 8–15     18–45 Report
14 Oct 20:30 South Korea  0–3  Japan 3–15 2–15 4–15     9–45 Report
18 Oct 13:50 Poland  1–3  Japan 4–15 5–15 15–13 2–15   26–58 Report
23 Oct 19:35 Japan  3–0  Soviet Union 15–11 15–8 15–13     45–32 Report

Final standings[edit]

Place Team Pts W L SF SA PF PA
Gold  Japan 10 5 0 15 1 238 93
Silver  Soviet Union 8 4 1 12 3 212 97
Bronze  Poland 6 3 2 10 6 180 162
4  Romania 4 2 3 6 9 140 172
5  United States 2 1 4 3 12 98 213
6  South Korea 0 0 5 0 15 94 225
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Italy 2 2 0 0 9 6 +3 4
2  Romania 2 1 0 1 12 8 +4 2
3  Japan 2 0 0 2 7 14 −7 0
  • October 11, 1964
Italy  4 – 3  Romania
  • October 12, 1964
Italy  5 – 3  Japan
  • October 13, 1964
Romania  9 – 4  Japan

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yukio Furuyama 56 kg 105.0 6 100.0 8 130.0 9 335.0 6
Shiro Ishinoseki 100.0 9 110.0 1 137.5 3 347.5 Bronze medal.svg
Hiroshi Fukuda 60 kg 120.0 3 115.0 2 140.0 5 375.0 4
Yoshinobu Miyake 122.5 1 122.5 1 152.5 1 397.5 Gold medal.svg
Hiroshi Yamazaki 67.5 kg 120.0 9 120.0 5 157.5 5 397.5 6
Sadahiro Miwa 75 kg 120.0 10 132.5 3 170.0 4 422.5 5
Masashi Ohuchi 140.0 1 135.0 2 162.5 6 437.5 Bronze medal.svg

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ Games of the XVIII. Olympiad. RSSSF.

External links[edit]