Japan at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
in Lake Placid
Competitors 50 (46 men, 4 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Osamu Wakabayashi
Medals
Ranked 15th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 0 1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Yagi, HirokazuHirokazu Yagi Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90)

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mikio Katagiri Downhill 1:49.77 21
Osamu Kodama Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Atsushi Sawada 1:25.23 36 1:28.82 37 2:54.05 36
Toshihiro Kaiwa 1:24.29 35 1:24.49 28 2:48.78 29
Osamu Kodama Slalom DNF DNF
Atsushi Sawada 56.80 21 53.14 14 1:49.94 15
Toshihiro Kaiwa 55.78 17 DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Masaichi Kinoshita 4 38:50.19 43
Takashi Shibata 6 37:26.91 37
Hiroyuki Deguchi 2 36:14.61 26
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Tsusumisa Kikuchi 1'13:44.30 11 1'24:44.30 41
Hiroyuki Deguchi 1'14:53.16 7 1'21:53.16 39
Masaichi Kinoshita 1'14:21.46 2 1'16:21.46 28
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Hiroyuki Deguchi
Masaichi Kinoshita
Takashi Shibata
Tsusumisa Kikuchi
7 1'45:53.98 13
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

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 Yoshimitsu Kadowaki
Yuji Funayama
Two-man 1:04.62 17 1:04.92 19 1:04.82 20 1:04.30 14 4:18.66 19

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Shiro Sato 46:15.29 43
30 km Shiro Sato 1'35:52.77 39
50 km Shiro Sato 2'48:33.02 37

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Fumio Igarashi 13 8 6 172.04 77 9
Mitsuru Matsumura 11 7 7 172.28 75 8
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Emi Watanabe 4 8 5 179.04 48 6

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round - Red Division[edit]

     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team advanced to Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 51 11 10
 Finland 5 3 2 0 26 18 6
 Canada 5 3 2 0 28 12 6
 Poland 5 2 3 0 15 23 4
 Netherlands 5 1 3 1 16 43 3
 Japan 5 0 4 1 7 36 1

All times are local (UTC-5).

12 February 1980
20:40
Japan  0 – 16
(0–8, 0–5, 0–3)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
14 February 1980
20:00
Japan  3 – 6
(0–2, 2–2, 1–2)
 Finland Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
16 February 1980
16:30
Japan  3 – 3
(3–1, 0–1, 0–1)
 Netherlands Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
18 February 1980
13:00
Canada  6 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Japan Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
20 February 1980
16:30
Poland  5 – 1
(3–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 Japan Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
Contestants
Minoru Misawa
Takeshi Iwamoto
Hiroshi Hori
Iwao Nakayama
Norio Ito
Hitoshi Nakamura
Tadamitsu Fujii
Koji Wakasa
Yoshiaki Kyoya
Katsutoshi Kawamura
Takeshi Azuma
Satoru Misawa
Mikio Matsuda
Sadaki Honma
Hideo Sakurai
Tsutomu Hanzawa
Hideo Urabe
Osamu Wakabayashi
Mikio Hosoi
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
Koji Kuriyama 45.820 26 45.872 17 45.852 18 45.538 18 3:03.082 19
Takashi Takagi 45.294 20 51.003 24 45.575 17 47.962 21 3:09.564 23

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Koji Kuriyama
Takashi Takagi
41.035 17 41.499 14 1:22.534 13

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
Toshihiro Hanada Individual 73.0 78.0 192.1 15 54:44.2 157.045 28 349.145 27
Michio Kubota 78.5 72.5 187.9 16 52:34.4 176.515 26 364.415 25

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Hiroyasu Aizawa Normal hill 69.5 88.4 68.0 88.5 176.9 42
Takafumi Kawabata 79.0 111.1 71.5 96.1 207.2 29
Masahiro Akimoto 83.5 120.8 87.5 127.7 248.5 4
Hirokazu Yagi 87.0 128.9 83.5 120.3 249.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Hiroyasu Aizawa Large hill 95.0 99.2 93.5 96.1 195.3 35
Hirokazu Yagi 96.5 103.3 105.5 116.9 220.2 19
Takafumi Kawabata 102.5 111.2 90.0 90.2 201.4 32
Masahiro Akimoto 104.0 113.8 108.0 120.9 234.7 10

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kazuaki Ichimura 39.44 20
Kaoru Fukuda 39.24 14
1000 m Kazuaki Ichimura 1:21.05 25
Masayuki Kawahara 1:20.88 23
Kaoru Fukuda 1:19.66 19
1500 m Yasuhiro Shimizu 2:04.54 24
Masayuki Kawahara 2:01.28 20
Masahiko Yamamoto 2:01.25 19
5000 m Masayuki Kawahara 7:42.18 25
Masahiko Yamamoto 7:33.02 21
Yasuhiro Shimizu 7:21.50 16
10,000 m Masahiko Yamamoto 15:26.92 17
Yasuhiro Shimizu 14:57.48 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Makiko Nagaya 42.70 5
1000 m Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 1:30.72 25
Makiko Nagaya 1:30.27 22
Miyoshi Kato 1:28.97 17
1500 m Miyoshi Kato 2:19.80 24
Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 2:19.41 23
3000 m Yuko Yaegashi-Ota 5:00.40 25
Miyoshi Kato 4:57.39 21

References[edit]