Japan at the 1964 Summer Paralympics

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Japan at the
1964 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IPC code JPN
NPC Japan Paralympic Committee
Website www.jsad.or.jp (Japanese)
in Tokyo
Competitors 16 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 5 4 10
Summer Paralympics appearances

Japan was the host country of the 1964 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, which also marked its first participation in the Paralympic Games. It was the only Asian country to take part in the Games.[1]

Despite being the host nation, Japan fielded only sixteen representatives (fourteen men and two women), competing in archery, athletics, dartchery, swimming, table tennis, and wheelchair fencing. In the men's doubles (C category) in table tennis, Yasunori Igari and Fujio Watanabe won Japan's first Paralympic gold medal, and its only gold medal of the 1964 Games. Japanese competitors also won two silver medals in archery, a bronze in dartchery, a silver and a bronze in swimming, a silver and two bronze in table tennis, and a silver in wheelchair fencing.[2]

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