Japan at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan.svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
in Innsbruck
Competitors 58 (50 men, 8 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Masaki Suzuki (speed skating)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mikio Katagiri Downhill 1:50.03 27
Sumihiro Tomii 1:48.88 20
Haruhisa Chiba Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Masami Ichimura DNF DNF
Mikio Katagiri 1:54.68 45 1:58.05 38 3:52.73 37
Sumihiro Tomii 1:53.92 40 1:55.81 34 3:49.73 34
Haruhisa Chiba Slalom DNF DNF
Mikio Katagiri DNF DNF
Sumihiro Tomii 1:07.69 34 1:10.98 28 2:18.67 29
Masami Ichimura 1:02.35 10 DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Kazuo Sasakubo 1'21:35.31 6 1'27:35.31 41
Manabu Suzuki 1'19:35.79 7 1'26:35.79 38
Hiroyuki Deguchi 1'20:53.84 4 1'24:53.84 30
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Isao Ono
Hiroyuki Deguchi
Manabu Suzuki
Yoshiyuki Shirate
10 2'17:09.04 14
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Susumu Esashika
Kazumi Abe
Two-man 58.69 24 59.07 24 59.12 24 59.18 24 3:56.06 24
JPN-2 Rikio Sato
Kimihiro Shinada
Two-man 58.52 22 58.30 21 58.55 23 58.35 21 3:53.72 22
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Susumu Esashika
Kazumi Abe
Rikio Sato
Kimihiro Shinada
Four-man 56.47 18 56.97 21 57.78 19 58.19 19 3:49.41 18

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Ryoji Fujiki 49:40.48 58
Kiyoshi Hayasaka 48:46.93 50
30 km Ryoji Fujiki 1'42:59.25 57
Kiyoshi Hayasaka 1'41:33.76 55
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Mikiko Terui 17:29.65 26
10 km Mikiko Terui 33:25.81 30

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Mitsuru Matsumura 16 12 11 172.48 99 11
Minoru Sano 9 7 10 178.72 79 9
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Emi Watanabe 11 12 15 171.72 118.5 13

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Finland 11–2  Japan

Consolation Round[edit]

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
7  Romania 5 4 1 0 23 15 8
8  Austria 5 3 2 0 18 14 6
9  Japan 5 3 2 0 20 18 6
10  Yugoslavia 5 3 2 0 22 19 6
11   Switzerland 5 2 3 0 24 22 4
12  Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 19 38 0
  • Romania 3-1 Japan
  • Austria 3-2 Japan
  • Japan 6-4 Switzerland
  • Japan 4-3 Yugoslavia
  • Japan 7-5 Bulgaria
Contestants
Toshimitsu Otsubo
Minoru Misawa
Hiroshi Hori
Iwao Nakayama
Hitoshi Nakamura
Kiyoshi Esashika
Takeshi Akiba
Koji Wakasa
Hideo Urabe
Yoshiaki Kyoya
Minoru Ito
Takeshi Azuma
Sadaki Honma
Hideo Sakurai
Tsutomu Hanzawa
Osamu Wakabayashi
Yasushio Tanaka
Yoshio Hoshino

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kazuaki Ichikawa 56.252 29 55.502 30 55.400 33 55.288 29 3:42.442 27
Hidetoshi Sato 55.699 27 55.142 26 54.906 27 55.184 27 3:40.931 24

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kazuaki Ichikawa
Masaaki Oyagi
45.176 18 45.407 19 1:30.583 18
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Teruko Yamada 45.482 20 45.155 19 44.943 21 45.228 20 3:00.808 20
Mieko Ogawa 45.341 18 45.263 20 44.907 20 45.219 19 3:00.730 19

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
Michio Kubota Individual 74.0 74.5 196.3 15 56:39.45 142.31 32 338.61 30
Yuji Katsuro 75.0 76.0 209.8 5 54:15.75 163.87 29 373.67 21

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Koji Kakuta Normal hill 74.5 104.5 76.0 105.9 210.4 29
Takao Ito 75.0 106.8 75.5 107.1 213.9 24
Hiroshi Itagaki 76.0 109.4 76.5 111.7 221.1 20
Yukio Kasaya 78.0 114.1 76.0 109.9 224.0 16
Minoru Wakasa Large hill 86.0 90.4 84.0 87.1 177.5 29
Hiroshi Itagaki 86.0 95.4 77.0 79.8 175.2 33
Takao Ito 85.0 95.5 80.5 87.7 183.2 22
Yukio Kasaya 86.0 95.9 86.0 96.4 192.3 17

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Mikio Oyama 40.90 18
Norio Hirate 40.85 16
Masaki Suzuki 40.22 11
1000 m Norio Hirate 1:29.42 30
Mikio Oyama 1:25.91 24
Masaki Suzuki 1:23.40 19
1500 m Masahiko Yamamoto 2:06.67 21
5000 m Masayuki Kawahara 8:10.08 24
Masahiko Yamamoto 8:06.97 22
10,000 m Masahiko Yamamoto 16:20.83 16
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Keiko Hasegawa 45.09 17
Makiko Nagaya 43.88 7
1000 m Keiko Hasegawa 1:35.42 24
Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 1:33.99 20
Makiko Nagaya 1:31.23 9
1500 m Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 2:25.74 24
Chieko Ito 2:25.27 22
3000 m Chieko Ito 5:02.57 21
Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 4:58.92 19

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