Japan at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Japan
IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City
Competitors 171 (146 men and 25 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearer Yukio Endo
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
11
Silver
7
Bronze
7
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 171 competitors, 146 men and 25 women, took part in 97 events in 18 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hiroomi Yamada Long jump 7.67 17 N/A 7.93w 10
Naoki Abe 7.58 22 N/A Did not advance
Shinji Ogura 7.57 24 N/A Did not advance
Tsugumichi Suzuki 10,000 metres N/A 30:52.0 19
Keisuke Sawaki N/A 31:25.2 27
Kenji Kimihara Marathon N/A 2:23:31 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Watanabe Light Flyweight  Zaporozhets (URS)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Nakamura Flyweight Bye  Delgado (MEX)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Morioka' Flyweight Bye  Dowling (IRL)
W 4–1
 Sokolov (URS)
L 5–0

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tetsumasa Yamaguchi C-1 1000 metres 4:33.3 Qs 4:54.61 5 Did not advance
Tetsumasa Yamaguchi
Nobuatsu Yoshino
C-2 1000 m 3:58.44 5 QS 4:29.54 5 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

One cyclist represented Japan in 1968.

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 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
Sanji Inoue Men's Sprint  Kravtsov (URS)
L
Did not advance

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Sanji Inoue time trial 1:07.54 19

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Junji Yuasa 3 m springboard 86.80 18 Did not advance
Junji Yuasa 10 m springboard 84.10 23 Did not advance
Toshio Otsubo 83.18 24 Did not advance
Yosuke Arimitsu 81.72 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Keiko Osaki 3 m springboard DNS
Keiko Osaki 10 m platform

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, all men, represented Japan in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil

Football[edit]

Groupplay
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
 Japan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Brazil 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1

1968-10-14
12:00
Japan  3 – 1  Nigeria
Kamamoto Goal 24' Goal 72' Goal 89' Report Okoye Goal 33'

1968-10-16
12:00
Brazil  1 – 1  Japan
Ferretti Goal 9' Report Watanabe Goal 83'

1968-10-18
12:00
Spain  0 – 0  Japan
Report
Quarterfinals

1968-10-20
12:00
Japan  3 – 1  France
Kamamoto Goal 27' Goal 59'
Watanabe Goal 70'
Report Teamboueon Goal 32'
Semi final

1968-10-22
12:00
Hungary  5 – 0  Japan
Szűcs Goal 30' Goal 60' Goal 75'
Novák Goal 53' Goal 65'
Report
Bronze Medal Match

1968-10-24
12:00
Japan  2 – 0  Mexico
Kamamoto Goal 20' Goal 40' Report
Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
Attendance: 105,000
Referee: Abraham Klein Israel

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Yuso Makihira
  • Katsuaki Tashiro
  • Toshio Fukui

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tsugio Ito Single sculls 8:10.00 Did not advance
Masatoshi Shimizu
Masatoshi Shimizu
Tomio Murai
Tadamasa Kato
Shigeru Miyagawa
Fumio Nakata
Jujiro Tanaka
Toshi Fukumasu
Yoshinori Arai
Katsumi Yamamoto
Coxed Eight 6:34.79 6 6:44.37 5 N/A 6:52.02 6

Shooting[edit]

Six shooters, all men, represented Japan in 1968.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Men's Tournament[edit]

groupplay
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 17 8 1 26 8 3.250 464 326 1.423
2  Japan 16 7 2 24 6 4.000 430 258 1.667
3  Czechoslovakia 16 7 2 22 15 1.467 454 417 1.089
4  East Germany 15 6 3 22 12 1.833 449 374 1.201
5  Poland 15 6 3 18 11 1.636 371 281 1.320
6  Bulgaria 13 4 5 16 17 0.941 379 385 0.984
7  United States 13 4 5 15 18 0.833 383 414 0.925
8  Belgium 11 2 7 6 24 0.250 239 417 0.573
9  Brazil 10 1 8 8 25 0.320 357 469 0.761
10  Mexico 9 0 9 6 27 0.222 289 474 0.610

Women's Tournament[edit]

Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated United States (3-0)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
  • Defeated Peru (3-0)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3-0)
  • Defeated Poland (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-3) → Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo[edit]

  • Team Roster
Grouplay
Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 13 7 6 1 0 48 21 +27
2.  Yugoslavia 11 7 5 1 1 65 18 +47
3.  East Germany 11 7 5 1 1 66 22 +44
4.  Netherlands 9 7 4 1 2 42 28 +14
5.  Japan 6 7 3 0 4 26 57 –31
6.  Mexico 3 7 1 1 5 27 56 –29
7.  Greece 2 7 1 0 6 34 62 –28
8.  Egypt 1 7 0 1 6 21 65 –44
 Italy 9–2  Japan
 Japan 8–7  Greece
 Netherlands 9–1  Japan
 Egypt 7–4  Japan
 East Germany 8–0  Japan
 Mexico 3–6  Japan
 Yugoslavia 17'–0  Japan

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 

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