Japan at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Japan at the
1988 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese) (English)
in Calgary
Competitors 48 (37 men, 11 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Seiko Hashimoto (speed skating)
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Kuroiwa, AkiraAkira Kuroiwa Speed skating Men's 500m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Katsuhito Kumagai Downhill 2:07.17 34
Shinya Chiba 2:03.16 11
Katsuhito Kumagai Super-G DNF
Shinya chiba 1:43.03 14
Katsuhito Kumagai Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Chiaki Ishioka 1:09.11 1:06.29 2:15.40 31
Tetsuya Okabe 1:08.30 1:06.18 2:14.49 28
Chiaki Ishioka Slalom DNF DNF
Tetsuya Okabe 53.11 48.82 1:41.93 12

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Katsuhito Kumagai 1:52.10 48.85 47.17 144.65 21
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Sachiko Yamamoto Downhill 1:30.15 23
Emi Kawabata 1:27.85 14
Sachiko Yamamoto Super-G 1:24.32 30
Emi Kawabata 1:22.24 24
Sachiko Yamamoto Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Emi Kawabata 1:02.10 DNF DNF
Sachiko Yamamoto Slalom DNF DNF
Emi Kawabata 54.70 54.65 1:49.35 19

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Sachiko Yamamoto 1:20.33 43.66 46.60 139.01 20
Emi Kawabata 1:18.53 DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Akihiro Takizawa 5 31:38.7 63
Koichi Sato 3 29:43.1 59
Tadashi Nakamura 2 28:11.4 44
Misao Kodate 2 27:52.6 39
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Akihiro Takizawa 1'03:38.0 7 1'10:38.0 61
Koichi Sato 1'02:18.7 8 1'10:18.7 60
Tadashi Nakamura 57:01.3 8 1'05:01.3 48
Misao Kodate 57:51.0 6 1'03:51.0 40
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Tadashi Nakamura
Misao Kodate
Akihiro Takizawa
Koichi Sato
6 1'32:52.4 14
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added 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 Takao Sakai
Naomi Takewaki
Two-man 58.32 15 1:00.39 21 DNF DNF
JPN-2 Yuji Yaku
Toshio Wakita
Two-man 58.57 19 1:00.58 23 1:01.51 25 1:00.38 22 4:01.04 20
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Takao Sakai
Toshio Wakita
Yuji Yaku
Naomi Takewaki
Four-man 57.36 17 58.15 16 57.68 22 58.16 16 3:51.35 18

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Masaharu Yamazaki 50:06.8 68
Tanayuki Yuki 47:08.4 52
Kazunari Sasaki 46:12.6 45
30 km
C
Masaharu Yamazaki 1'43:58.3 77
Tanayuki Yuki 1'37:11.9 57
Atsushi Egawa 1'32:35.4 37
Kazunari Sasaki 1'29:59.2 20
50 km
F
Atsushi Egawa 2'17:52.8 42
Tanayuki Yuki 2'16:24.7 39
Kazunari Sasaki 2'13:09.6 32
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Atsushi Egawa
Kazunari Sasaki
Tanayuki Yuki
Masaharu Yamazaki
1'51:10.7 14

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Makoto Kano 19 19 19 38.0 17
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Junko Yaginuma 16 15 14 29.6 14
Midori Ito 10 4 3 10.6 5
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Tomoko Tanaka
Hiroyuki Suzuki
18 18 18 36.0 18

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Toru Ito 47.753 27 47.880 27 46.601 28 48.439 29 3:12.673 26
Kazuhiko Takamatsu 47.278 19 47.235 19 47.326 18 47.176 13 3:09.015 18

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kazuhiko Takamatsu
Tsukasa Hirakawa
47.129 16 47.324 14 1:34.453 14
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mina Tanaka 47.770 20 47.945 18 47.928 19 47.599 18 3:11.242 18
Hitomi Koshimizu 47.682 19 49.276 24 49.160 23 48.008 21 3:14.126 21

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Hideki Miyazaki Individual 175.8 41 5:51.4 45:40.8 376.240 37
Masashi Abe 182.5 36 5:06.7 44:31.1 386.690 31
Kazuoki Kodama 187.7 32 4:32.0 45:40.2 376.320 36

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Hideki Miyazaki
Masashi Abe
Kazuoki Kodama
515.3 10 9:32.5 1'29:26.3 9

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Shinichi Tanaka Normal hill 74.0 79.0 75.0 81.1 160.1 52
Katsushi Tao 75.0 81.6 80.5 97.4 161.6 51
Masaru Nagaoka 78.5 89.2 80.0 92.1 181.3 25
Akira Sato 80.0 96.6 80.0 97.1 194.0 11
Katsushi Tao Large hill 96.0 78.8 85.0 59.4 138.2 52
Masaru Nagaoka 99.0 82.5 89.0 63.5 146.0 48
Shinichi Tanaka 99.0 83.0 88.5 64.3 147.3 47
Akira Sato 100.0 88.4 96.0 81.8 170.2 33
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Katsushi Tao
Shinichi Tanaka
Masaru Nagaoka
Akira Sato
468.0 11
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kimihiro Hamaya 37.38 13
Yasushi Kuroiwa 37.34 11
Yasumitsu Kanehama 37.25 9
Akira Kuroiwa 36.77 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1000 m Yukihiro Mitani 1:15.28 23
Akira Kuroiwa 1:15.05 20
Kimihiro Hamaya 1:14.43 13
Yasumitsu Kanehama 1:14.36 9
1500 m Hozumi Noriyama 1:56.84 28
Yoshiyuki Shimizu 1:55.98 22
Munehisa Kuroiwa 1:55.42 16
Toru Aoyanagi 1:52.85 5
5000 m Yoshiyuki Shimizu 7:05.35 32
Munehisa Kuroiwa 7:01.55 27
Toru Aoyanagi 6:54.70 14
10,000 m Yoshiyuki Shimizu 14:47.21 28
Toru Aoyanagi 14:34.87 24
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Noriko Toda 41.44 21
Shoko Fusano 40.61 8
Seiko Hashimoto 39.74 5
1000 m Noriko Toda 1:23.49 22
Shoko Fusano 1:21.47 11
Seiko Hashimoto 1:19.75 5
1500 m Natsue Seki 2:08.89 19
Seiko Hashimoto 2:04.38 6
3000 m Natsue Seki 4:29.77 18
Seiko Hashimoto 4:23.29 6
5000 m Natsue Seki 7:47.43 19
Seiko Hashimoto 7:34.43 6

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