Japan at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (Japanese)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 332 in 26 sports
Flag bearer Ai Fukuhara (opening)
Kosuke Kitajima (closing)
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
9
Silver
6
Bronze
10
Total
25
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Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The delegation of athletes and officials were represented by the Japanese Olympic Committee.

The list of qualified entries for Japan is shown. In some cases, the country qualified for a position in the Olympic Games, and the individual performance in the qualifying event was good enough to guarantee the same person a spot on Japan's team. In other cases, the Japan Olympic Committee assigned a competitor at a later date to fill some of the country's qualified positions, and the Olympic competitor may or may not be the same as the one who participated in the qualifying competition.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Uchishiba, MasatoMasato Uchishiba Judo Men's 66 kg August 10
 Gold Kitajima, KosukeKosuke Kitajima Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke August 11
 Gold Tanimoto, AyumiAyumi Tanimoto Judo Women's 63 kg August 12
 Gold Ueno, MasaeMasae Ueno Judo Women's 70 kg August 13
 Gold Kitajima, KosukeKosuke Kitajima Swimming Men's 200 m breaststroke August 14
 Gold Ishii, SatoshiSatoshi Ishii Judo Men's +100 kg August 15
 Gold Yoshida, SaoriSaori Yoshida Wrestling Women's freestyle 55 kg August 16
 Gold Icho, KaoriKaori Icho Wrestling Women's freestyle 63 kg August 17
 Gold Japan women's national softball team
Naho Emoto   Masumi Mishina
Motoko Fujimoto   Rei Nishiyama
Megu Hirose   Hiroko Sakai
Emi Inui   Rie Sato
Sachiko Ito   Mika Someya
Ayumi Karino   Yukiko Ueno
Satoko Mabuchi   Eri Yamada
Yukiyo Mine
Softball August 21
 Silver Kashima, TakehiroTakehiro Kashima
Nakase, TakuyaTakuya Nakase
Okiguchi, MakotoMakoto Okiguchi
Sakamoto, KokiKoki Sakamoto
Tomita, HiroyukiHiroyuki Tomita
Uchimura, KōheiKōhei Uchimura
Gymnastics Team all-around August 12
 Silver Ota, YukiYuki Ota Fencing Men's foil August 13
 Silver Uchimura, KōheiKōhei Uchimura Gymnastics Individual all-around August 14
 Silver Tsukada, MakiMaki Tsukada Judo Women's +78 kg August 15
 Silver Icho, ChiharuChiharu Icho Wrestling Women's freestyle 48 kg August 16
 Silver Matsunaga, TomohiroTomohiro Matsunaga Wrestling Men's freestyle 55 kg August 19
 Bronze Tani, RyokoRyoko Tani Judo Women's 48 kg August 9
 Bronze Nakamura, MisatoMisato Nakamura Judo Women's 52 kg August 10
 Bronze Matsuda, TakeshiTakeshi Matsuda Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly August 13
 Bronze Nakamura, ReikoReiko Nakamura Swimming Women's 200 m backstroke August 16
 Bronze Nagai, KiyofumiKiyofumi Nagai Cycling Keirin August 16
 Bronze Miyashita, JunichiJunichi Miyashita
Kitajima, KosukeKosuke Kitajima
Fujii, TakuroTakuro Fujii
Sato, HisayoshiHisayoshi Sato
Swimming Men's 4x100 m medley relay August 17
 Bronze Hamaguchi, KyokoKyoko Hamaguchi Wrestling Women's freestyle 72 kg August 17
 Bronze Yumoto, KenichiKenichi Yumoto Wrestling Men's freestyle 60 kg August 19
 Bronze Harada, SahoSaho Harada
Suzuki, EmikoEmiko Suzuki
Synchronized swimming Women's duet August 20
 Bronze Tsukahara, NaokiNaoki Tsukahara
Suetsugu, ShingoShingo Suetsugu
Takahira, ShinjiShinji Takahira
Asahara, NobuharuNobuharu Asahara
Athletics Men's 4x100 m relay August 22

*Koji Murofushi was awarded a bronze medal in the men's hammer throw after two competitors were disqualified due to positive drug test. However, this decision was later reversed.[1]

Archery[edit]

Japan qualified four archers (two men and two women) through the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships individual competitions, and added a third women's qualification spot at the Asian Championships. This allowed Japan to compete in the women's team competition at the Olympics, as well as having three women and two men compete in the individual competitions. Takaharu Furukawa, Ryuichi Moriya, Nami Hayakawa, Sayoko Kitabatake and Yuki Hayashi were the archers who earned the qualification spots for Japan.

Japan has not yet won an Olympic gold medal in archery; its best results are a pair of silver medals, including Hiroshi Yamamoto's in the 2004 men's individual competition.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Takaharu Furukawa Individual 663 17  Kunda (BLR) (48)
L 111 (18)–111 (19)
Did not advance
Ryuichi Moriya 661 22  Piatek (POL) (43)
W 109 (10)–109 (9)
 Wang C-P (TPE) (11)
W 114–109
 Tsyrempilov (RUS) (6)
W 113–110
 Ruban (UKR) (3)
L 106–115
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nami Hayakawa Individual 649 9  Mousikou (CYP) (56)
W 112–103
 Nichols (USA) (24)
W 105–103
 Folkard (GBR) (8)
W 106–97
 Park S-H (KOR) (1)
L 103–112
Did not advance
Yuki Hayashi 616 48  Esebua (GEO) (17)
L 102 (8)–102 (9)
Did not advance
Sayoko Kitabatake 616 46  Mosypinek (POL) (19)
W 103–101
 Schuh (FRA) (14)
L 100–112
Did not advance
Nami Hayakawa
Yuki Hayashi
Sayoko Kitabatake
Team 1881 7 N/A  Colombia (COL) (10)
W 206–199
 Great Britain (GBR) (2)
L 196–201
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nobuharu Asahara 100 m 10.25 4 q 10.37 8 Did not advance
Yoshitaka Iwamizu 3000 m steeplechase 8:29.80 9 N/A Did not advance
Yuzo Kanemaru 400 m 46.39 7 N/A Did not advance
Takayuki Matsumiya 5000 m 14:20.24 13 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 28:39.77 31
Koichiro Morioka 20 km walk N/A 1:21:57 16
Masato Naito 110 m hurdles 13.96 7 Did not advance
Kenji Narisako 400 m hurdles 49.63 5 N/A Did not advance
Tsuyoshi Ogata Marathon N/A 2:13:26 13
Satoshi Osaki N/A DNS
Atsushi Sato N/A 2:41:08 76
Shingo Suetsugu 200 m 20.93 6 Did not advance
Shinji Takahira 20.58 4 q 20.63 7 Did not advance
Kensuke Takezawa 5000 m 13:49.42 7 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 28:23.28 28
Dai Tamesue 400 m hurdles 49.82 4 N/A Did not advance
Takayuki Tanii 20 km walk N/A DSQ
50 km walk N/A 4:01:37 29
Naoki Tsukahara 100 m 10.39 2 Q 10.23 3 Q 10.16 7 Did not advance
Yuki Yamazaki 20 km walk N/A 1:21:18 11
50 km walk N/A 3:45:47 7
Nobuharu Asahara
Shingo Suetsugu
Shinji Takahira
Naoki Tsukahara
4×100 m relay 38.52 2 Q N/A 38.15 3
Mitsuhiro Abiko
Yoshihiro Horigome
Kenji Narisako
Dai Tamesue
4×400 m relay 3:04.18 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Naoyuki Daigo High jump 2.15 36 Did not advance
Yukifumi Murakami Javelin throw 78.21 15 Did not advance
Koji Murofushi Hammer throw 78.16 5 Q 80.71 5
Daichi Sawano Pole vault 5.55 16 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yukiko Akaba 5000 m 15:38.30 12 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 32:00.37 20
Kayoko Fukushi 5000 m 15:20.46 10 N/A Did not advance
10000 m N/A 31:01.14 11
Chisato Fukushima 100 m 11.74 6 Did not advance
Minori Hayakari 3000 m steeplechase 9:49.70 16 N/A Did not advance
Mayumi Kawasaki 20 km walk N/A 1:29:43 14
Yuriko Kobayashi 5000 m 15:15.87 7 N/A Did not advance
Sachiko Konishi 20 km walk N/A 1:32:21 26
Yurika Nakamura Marathon N/A 2:30:19 13
Satomi Kubokura 400 m hurdles 55.82 SB 3 Q N/A 56.69 7 Did not advance
Yoko Shibui 10000 m N/A 31:31.13 17
Asami Tanno 400 m 52.60 4 N/A Did not advance
Reiko Tosa Marathon N/A DNF
Sayaka Aoki
Mayu Kida
Satomi Kubokura
Asami Tanno
4×400 m relay 3:30.52 SB 8 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kumiko Ikeda Long jump 6.47 19 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Shoji Sato Singles BYE  Sridhar (IND)
W 21–13, 21–17
 Gade (DEN)
L 21–19, 20–22, 15–21
Did not advance
Shintaro Ikeda
Shuichi Sakamoto
Doubles N/A  Koo K K /
Tan B H  (MAS)
L 12–21, 16–21
Did not advance
Keita Masuda
Tadashi Ohtsuka
N/A  Hadiyanto /
Yulianto (INA)
W 19–21, 21–14, 21–14
 Lee J-j /
Hwang J-m (KOR)
L 12–21, 21–18, 9–21
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Eriko Hirose Singles  Ingólfsdóttir (ISL)
W 21–6, 19–7r
 Nguyen (VIE)
W 21–7, 21–12
 Pi (FRA)
L 12–21, 21–16, 6–21
Did not advance
Miyuki Maeda
Satoko Suetsuna
Doubles N/A  Luiz /
Tanaka (AUS)
W 21–4, 21–8
 Yang W /
Zhang Jw (CHN)
W 8–21, 23–21, 21–14
 Lee K-w /
Lee H-j (KOR)
L 20–22, 15–21
 Zhang Yw /
Wei Yl (CHN)
L 17–21, 10–21
4
Kumiko Ogura
Reiko Shiota
N/A  Kristiansen /
Juhl (DEN)
W 18–21, 21–14, 21–18
 Du J /
Yu Y (CHN)
L 8–21, 5–21
Did not advance

Baseball[edit]

Japan's victory in the 2007 Asian Baseball Championship qualified the Japan national baseball team for Olympic competition. Japan, along with Cuba, has appeared in every Olympic baseball tournament since the sport was elevated to official status. Japan has reached the semifinals each year and taken one silver and two bronze medals, but has yet to win the Olympic championship.

Roster

Group stage

Group table

Team G W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
 South Korea 7 7 0 41 22 1.000 - -
 Cuba 7 6 1 52 23 .857 1 -
 United States 7 5 2 40 22 .714 2 -
 Japan 7 4 3 30 14 .571 3 -
 Chinese Taipei 7 2 5 29 33 .286 5 1-0
 Canada 7 2 5 29 20 .286 5 0-1
 Netherlands 7 1 6 9 50 .143 6 1-0
 China 7 1 6 14 60 .143 6 0-1

Semifinal

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Japan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
 South Korea 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 X 6 10 1
WP: Kwang-Hyun Kim (1-0)   LP: Hitoki Iwase (0-3)
Home runs:
JPN: None
KOR: Seung-Yeop Lee (1)

Bronze medal game

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Japan 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
 United States 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 X 8 9 0
WP: Brett Anderson (1-0)   LP: Kenshin Kawakami (0-1)
Home runs:
JPN: Masahiro Araki (1), Norichika Aoki (1)
USA: Matt LaPorta (2), Matt Brown (2), Jason Donald (1)

Boxing[edit]

Japan qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Masatsugu was the first when he qualified at the World Championships.[2] Satoshi was the second, qualifying at the first Asian qualifying event.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Satoshi Shimizu Featherweight BYE  Kılıç (TUR)
L 9–12
Did not advance
Masatsugu Kawachi Light welterweight BYE  Boonjumnong (THA)
L 1–8
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Takuya Haneda Men's C-1 94.08 13 92.24 14 186.32 14 Did not advance
Kazuki Yazawa Men's K-1 89.82 19 90.05 18 179.87 18 Did not advance
Hiroyuki Nagao
Masatoshi Samma
Men's C-2 99.47 8 113.09 10 212.56 10 Q 110.10 9 Did not advance
Yuriko Takeshita Women's K-1 111.63 14 113.08 18 224.71 15 Q 107.86 6 Q 111.44 4 219.30 4

Sprint[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shinobu Kitamoto Women's K-1 500 m 1:52.148 4 QS 2:01.105 9 Did not advance
Shinobu Kitamoto
Mikiko Takeya
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.980 6 QS 1:43.541 1 Q 1:43.291 5
Shinobu Kitamoto
Ayaka Kuno
Yumiko Suzuki
Mikiko Takeya
Women's K-4 500 m 1:38.618 5 QS 1:37.449 2 Q 1:36.465 6

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Fumiyuki Beppu Men's road race Did not finish
Men's time trial 1:11:05 39
Takashi Miyazawa Men's road race 6:55:24 85
Miho Oki Women's road race 3:33:17 31

Track[edit]

Japan has qualified entries in men's Keirin, sprint, team sprint and points race, and women's points race and sprint.

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
Tsubasa Kitatsuru Men's sprint 10.391
69.290
14  Bourgain (FRA)
L
 Awang (MAS)
 Kwiatkowski (POL)
L
Did not advance
Kazunari Watanabe 10.346
69.592
11  Chiappa (ITA)
L
 Blatchford (USA)
 Zhang L (CHN)
W 10.965
65.663
 Hoy (GBR)
L
 Sireau (FRA)
 Bayley (AUS)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
 Nimke (GER)
 Chiappa (ITA)
 Bayley (AUS)
L
12
Kiyofumi Nagai
Tomohiro Nagatsuka
Kazunari Watanabe
Men's team sprint 44.454
60.736
6  Germany (GER)
L 44.437
60.760
N/A Did not advance 6
Sakie Tsukuda Women's sprint 12.134
59.337
12  Pendleton (GBR)
L
 Tsylinskaya (BLR)
 Guerra (CUB)
L
N/A Did not advance 9th place final
 Grankovskaya (RUS)
 Guerra (CUB)
 Hijgenaar (NED)
L
12
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Toshiaki Fushimi Men's keirin 3 R 4 Did not advance
Kiyofumi Nagai 3 R 1 Q 2 Q 3
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Makoto Iijima Men's points race 23 1 8
Satomi Wadami Women's points race Did not finish

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kohei Yamamoto Men's cross-country LAP (3 lap) 46
Rie Katayama Women's cross-country LAP (1 lap) 20

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Akifumi Sakamoto Men's BMX 40.548 32 19 7 Did not advance

Diving[edit]

One Japanese member qualified for the 3 meter springboard event, by virtue of Ken Terauchi's third place finish in the semifinal round at the 2007 World Championships. This was the first individual qualification spot earned by Japan for the 2008 Olympics.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ken Terauchi 3 m springboard 452.80 10 Q 478.25 7 Q 442.50 11
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Mai Nakagawa 10 m platform 331.40 9 Q 314.60 10 Q 296.30 11

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Hiroshi Hoketsu Whisper Individual 62.542 35 Did not advance
Yuko Kitai Rambo 59.250 45 Did not advance
Mieko Yagi Dow Jones 60.167 42 Did not advance
Hiroshi Hoketsu
Yuko Kitai
Mieko Yagi
See above Team N/A 60.653 9

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Yoshiaki Oiwa Gorgeous George Individual 52.40 40 76.40 128.80 55 8.00 136.80 49 Did not advance 136.80 49

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Eiken Sato Cayak Individual 1 14 24 25 51 Did not advance 25 51
Taizo Sugitani California 0 =1 17 17 37 Q 9 26 37 Q 12 29 Did not advance 12 29

Taizo Sugitani finished qualifying in 37th place which made him a reserve rider for the final. After several qualified horses tested positive for use of capsaicin, he was moved up and participated in Final A.

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Shogo Nishida Individual épée  Inostroza (CHI)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Kenta Chida Individual foil N/A  Lau K K (HKG)
W 15–6
 Kleibrink (GER)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Yuki Ota N/A  Souza (BRA)
W 15–4
 Choi B-C (KOR)
W 15–14
 Joppich (GER)
W 15–12
 Sanzo (ITA)
W 15–14
 Kleibrink (GER)
L 9–15
2
Satoshi Ogawa Individual sabre  Keita (SEN)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Megumi Harada Individual épée N/A  Parkinson (AUS)
W 15–9
 Brânză (ROU)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Chieko Sugawara Individual foil BYE  Jung G-O (KOR)
W 11–9
 Golubytskyi (GER)
W 6–5
 Nam H-H (KOR)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Madoka Hisagae Individual sabre BYE  Dyachenko (RUS)
L 10–15
Did not advance

Field hockey[edit]

Women's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Head Coach: Yoo Seung-Jin

Reserve:

  1. Hikari Suwa
  2. Nichika Urata
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 5 4 0 1 12 8 +4 12
 Argentina 5 3 2 0 13 7 +6 11
 Great Britain 5 2 2 1 7 9 −2 8
 United States 5 1 3 1 9 8 +1 6
 Japan 5 1 1 3 5 7 −2 4
 New Zealand 5 0 0 5 6 13 −7 0

     Advanced to semifinals

10 August 2008
08:30
v
Japan  2 – 1  New Zealand
Morimoto Goal 12'
Tsukui Goal 17'
Report Claxton Goal 25'
Umpires:
Lee Keum-Ju (KOR)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
12 August 2008
18:00
v
United States  1 – 1  Japan
Barber Goal 58' Report Chiba Goal 12'
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Lisa Roach (AUS)
14 August 2008
18:30
v
Japan  1 – 2  Argentina
Miura Goal 64' Report Gulla Goal 38'
Burkart Goal 51'
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
16 August 2008
20:30
v
Great Britain  2 – 1  Japan
Panter Goal 32'
Cullen Goal 70'
Report Miura Goal 58'
Umpires:
Minka Woolley (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
18 August 2008
08:30
v
Germany  1 – 0  Japan
Beermann Goal 40' Report
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Miao Lin (CHN)
9th–10th place
20 August 2008
08:30
v
South Korea  2 – 1  Japan
Park Jeong-Sook Goal 12'49' Report Komazawa Goal 43'
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

Football (soccer)[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Japan squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6] view · talk

Head coach: Yasuharu Sorimachi

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Shusaku Nishikawa (1986-06-18)18 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
2 3MF Hajime Hosogai (1986-06-10)10 June 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
3 2DF Maya Yoshida (1988-08-24)24 August 1988 (aged 19) 0 0 Japan Nagoya Grampus
4 2DF Hiroki Mizumoto (c) (1985-09-12)12 September 1985 (aged 22) 1 0 Japan Kyoto Sanga
5 3MF Yuto Nagatomo (1986-09-12)12 September 1986 (aged 21) 3 0 Japan FC Tokyo
6 2DF Masato Morishige (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 21) 0 0 Japan Oita Trinita
7 2DF Atsuto Uchida (1988-03-27)27 March 1988 (aged 20) 9 1 Japan Kashima Antlers
8 4FW Keisuke Honda (1986-06-13)13 June 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Netherlands VVV-Venlo
9 4FW Yohei Toyoda (1985-04-11)11 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Montedio Yamagata
10 3MF Yohei Kajiyama (1985-09-24)24 September 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan FC Tokyo
11 4FW Shinji Okazaki (1986-04-16)16 April 1986 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
12 3MF Hiroyuki Taniguchi (1985-06-27)27 June 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
13 2DF Michihiro Yasuda (1987-12-20)20 December 1987 (aged 20) 5 0 Japan Gamba Osaka
14 4FW Shinji Kagawa (1989-03-17)17 March 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Japan Cerezo Osaka
15 4FW Takayuki Morimoto (1988-05-07)7 May 1988 (aged 20) 0 0 Italy Catania
16 3MF Takuya Honda (1985-04-17)17 April 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
17 4FW Tadanari Lee (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 22) 0 0 Japan Kashiwa Reysol
18 1GK Kaito Yamamoto (1985-07-10)10 July 1985 (aged 23) 0 0 Japan Shimizu S-Pulse

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Nigeria 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Japan 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0
7 August 2008
17:00
v
Japan  0–1  United States
Report Holden Goal 47'
10 August 2008
17:00
v
Nigeria  2–1  Japan
Obinna Goal 58'
Anichebe Goal 74'
Report Toyoda Goal 79'
13 August 2008
17:00
v
Netherlands  1–0  Japan
Sibon Goal 73' (pen.) Report

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Japan squad in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[7] view · talk

Head coach: Norio Sasaki

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Miho Fukumoto (1983-10-02)2 October 1983 (aged 24) 39 0 Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle
2 2DF Yukari Kinga (1984-05-02)2 May 1984 (aged 24) 29 0 Japan NTV Beleza
3 2DF Hiromi Ikeda (c) (1975-12-22)22 December 1975 (aged 32) 112 4 Japan Tasaki Perule
4 2DF Azusa Iwashimizu (1986-10-14)14 October 1986 (aged 21) 33 5 Japan NTV Beleza
5 3MF Miyuki Yanagita (1981-04-11)11 April 1981 (aged 27) 86 11 Japan Urawa Reds Ladies
6 3MF Tomoe Kato (1978-05-27)27 May 1978 (aged 30) 112 8 Japan NTV Beleza
7 2DF Kozue Ando (1982-07-09)9 July 1982 (aged 26) 61 10 Japan Urawa Reds Ladies
8 3MF Aya Miyama (1985-01-28)28 January 1985 (aged 23) 60 18 Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle
9 4FW Eriko Arakawa (1979-10-30)30 October 1979 (aged 28) 62 19 Japan NTV Beleza
10 3MF Homare Sawa (1978-09-06)6 September 1978 (aged 29) 136 68 Japan NTV Beleza
11 4FW Shinobu Ohno (1984-01-23)23 January 1984 (aged 24) 57 22 Japan NTV Beleza
12 4FW Karina Maruyama (1983-03-26)26 March 1983 (aged 25) 50 12 Japan TEPCO Mareeze
13 3MF Ayumi Hara (1979-02-21)21 February 1979 (aged 29) 36 1 Japan INAC Leonessa
14 2DF Kyoko Yano (1984-06-03)3 June 1984 (aged 24) 44 1 Japan Urawa Reds Ladies
15 3MF Mizuho Sakaguchi (1987-10-15)15 October 1987 (aged 20) 21 14 Japan Tasaki Perule
16 3MF Rumi Utsugi (1988-12-05)5 December 1988 (aged 19) 23 4 Japan NTV Beleza
17 4FW Yuki Nagasato (1987-07-15)15 July 1987 (aged 21) 44 25 Japan NTV Beleza
18 1GK Ayumi Kaihori (1986-09-04)4 September 1986 (aged 21) 2 0 Japan INAC Leonessa
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Norway 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
 Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
6 August 2008
17:00
v
Japan  2–2  New Zealand
Miyama Goal 72' (pen.)
Sawa Goal 86'
Report Yallop Goal 37'
Hearn Goal 56' (pen.)
9 August 2008
17:00
v
United States  1–0  Japan
Lloyd Goal 27' Report
12 August 2008
19:45
v
Norway  1–5  Japan
Knutsen Goal 27' Report Kinga Goal 31'
Følstad Goal 51' (o.g.)
Ohno Goal 52'
Sawa Goal 71'
Hara Goal 83'
Quarterfinals
15 August 2008
21:00
v
China PR  0–2  Japan
Report Sawa Goal 15'
Nagasato Goal 80'
Semifinals
18 August 2008
21:00
v
United States  4–2  Japan
Hucles Goal 41'80'
Chalupny Goal 44'
O'Reilly Goal 70'
Report Ohno Goal 16'
Arakawa Goal 90+3'
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 50,937
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)
Bronze medal game
21 August 2008
18:00
v
3 Germany  2–0  Japan
Bajramaj Goal 68'87' Report
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 49,285
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)
Final rank

4th place

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Takehiro Kashima Team N/A 14.425 N/A 15.975 15.550 15.150 N/A N/A 15.575 N/A 15.200 N/A
Takuya Nakase 15.500 14.075 15.275 N/A 15.725 15.450 Q N/A 15.000 N/A 15.425 N/A 15.525 N/A
Makoto Okiguchi 15.275 N/A 15.750 N/A 15.275 N/A
Koki Sakamoto 14.950 14.925 15.525 16.200 15.625 14.725 91.950 5* N/A 14.850 15.525 15.400 15.000 N/A
Hiroyuki Tomita 15.175 15.175 Q 15.025 15.200 15.775 15.550 Q 91.900 6 Q N/A 15.150 15.950 N/A 16.150 15.625 N/A
Kōhei Uchimura 15.725 14.100 14.675 16.200 16.025 15.325 92.050 4 Q 15.700 N/A 16.150 15.925 15.450 N/A
Total 61.675 58.625 60.500 64.125 63.150 61.475 369.550 2 Q 45.975 45.575 46.900 46.750 47.075 46.600 278.875 2

*Due to a coaching decision, Hiroyuki Tomita started in the individual all-around final instead of Koki Sakamoto.[8] Tomita had finished qualification in 6th place, but behind his teammates Uchimura and Sakamoto, and no more than two gymnasts from the same nation are allowed in the final.

Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Takuya Nakase Horizontal bar N/A 15.450 15.450 5
Koki Sakamoto All-around Withdrew due to coaching decision
Hiroyuki Tomita All-around 15.100 15.425 13.850 16.200 16.000 15.675 91.750 4
Pommel horse N/A 15.375 N/A 15.375 5
Horizontal bar N/A 15.225 15.225 6
Kōhei Uchimura All-around 15.825 13.275 15.200 16.300 15.975 15.400 91.975 2
Floor 15.575 N/A 15.575 5
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Mayu Kuroda Team N/A 14.725 14.850 N/A N/A 15.350 14.725 N/A
Yu Minobe 13.825 14.050 14.525 N/A Did not compete
Kyoko Oshima 14.175 14.700 14.450 14.300 57.625 27 Q 14.450 14.450 14.750 N/A
Yuko Shintake 14.175 14.675 N/A 15.050 N/A 14.025 14.625 N/A 15.000 N/A
Koko Tsurumi 14.325 14.200 15.025 15.425 58.975 17 Q 14.200 N/A 15.425 15.225 N/A
Miki Uemura 12.875 14.475 12.775 14.575 54.700 50 N/A 14.475 N/A
Total 56.500 58.050 58.725 59.900 233.175 8 Q 42.675 43.550 45.525 44.950 176.700 5
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB
Kyoko Oshima All-around 14.400 14.575 14.675 14.975 57.625 20
Koko Tsurumi All-around 13.675 14.075 14.950 15.400 58.100 17
Balance beam N/A 14.450 14.450 8

Kyoko Oshima qualified for the All-Around final of the top 24 gymnasts because the number of finalists from the same nation is limited to two. Thus, five gymnasts ranked ahead of her were ineligible. For the same reason, Koko Tsurumi appeared in the balance beam apparatus final.

Rhythmic[edit]

Japan have qualified a rhythmic gymnastics group.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank 5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank
Yuko Endo
Chihana Hara
Saori Inagaki
Nachi Misawa
Kotono Tanaka
Honami Tsuboi
Team 15.425 15.425 30.850 10 Did not advance

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Tetsuya Sotomura Men's 70.30 5 Q 39.80 4
Yasuhiro Ueyama 69.20 9 Did not advance
Haruka Hirota Women's 62.60 12 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Hiroaki Hiraoka −60 kg BYE  Williams-Murray (USA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Masato Uchishiba −66 kg BYE  Jimenez (DOM)
W 1001–0000
 Miresmaeili (IRI)
W 0020–0000
 Sharipov (UZB)
W 0201–0010
 Arencibia (CUB)
W 0020–0001
BYE  Darbelet (FRA)
W 1000–0000
1
Yusuke Kanamaru −73 kg N/A  Maloumat (IRI)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance  Pina (POR)
W 0011–0010
 Dashdavaa (MGL)
W 0100–0000
 van Tichelt (BEL)
L 0000–0211
Did not advance
Takashi Ono −81 kg BYE  Camilo (BRA)
L 0000–0120
Did not advance
Hiroshi Izumi −90 kg N/A  Kelly (AUS)
W 0010–0000
 Kazusionak (BLR)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Keiji Suzuki −100 kg N/A  Naidangiin (MGL)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance  Behrla (GER)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Satoshi Ishii +100 kg BYE  Bianchessi (ITA)
W 1011–0000
 El Shehaby (EGY)
W 1001–0000
 Tmenov (RUS)
W 1001–0000
 Gujejiani (GEO)
W 1011–0000
BYE  Tangriev (UZB)
W 0010–0000
1
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ryoko Tani −48 kg  Matsumoto (USA)
W 0020–0000
 Wu Sg (CHN)
W 0100–0000
 Pareto (ARG)
W 0001–0000
 Dumitru (ROU)
L 0010–0100
BYE  Bogdanova (RUS)
W 1000–0000
3
Misato Nakamura −52 kg BYE  Tarangul (GER)
W 0001–0000
 Heylen (BEL)
W 0001–0000
 An K-A (PRK)
L 0000–0001
BYE  Kim K-O (KOR)
W 0200–0000
3
Aiko Sato −57 kg BYE  Gasimova (AZE)
W 1001–0100
 Xu Y (CHN)
L 0002–0010
Did not advance BYE  Koivumäki (FIN)
W 1011–0000
 Quadros (BRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Ayumi Tanimoto −63 kg BYE  Barreto (VEN)
W 1000–0000
 Kong J-Y (KOR)
W 1000–0001
 Gonzalez (CUB)
W 1011–0000
BYE  Décosse (FRA)
W 1000–0000
1
Masae Ueno −70 kg  Park K-Y (KOR)
W 1010–0000
 Wang J (CHN)
W 1011–0001
 Meszaros (HUN)
W 0200–0000
 Bosch (NED)
W 0110–0001
BYE  Hernandez (CUB)
W 1000–0000
1
Sae Nakazawa −78 kg BYE  Morico (ITA)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Maki Tsukada +78 kg BYE  Mondiere (FRA)
W 1000–0001
 Zambotti (MEX)
W 1000–0000
 Polavder (SLO)
W 1010–0000
BYE  Tong W (CHN)
L 0010–1001
2

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Yoshihiro Murakami Men's 181 19 1108 12–23 33 688 2:10.74 31 1232 220 21 980 10:56.35 36 736 4744 31

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daisaku Takeda
Kazushige Ura
Lightweight double sculls 6:24.21 4 R 6:43.03 3 SC/D 6:29.30 1 FC 6:23.02 13
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Akiko Iwamoto
Misaki Kumakura
Lightweight double sculls 7:05.67 3 R 7:30.92 3 SA/B 7:16.13 6 FB 7:08.49 9

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Makoto Tomizawa RS:X 6 20 6 14 7 23 8 DSQ 12 2 18 116 10
Yoichi Iijima Laser 36 32 16 17 31 BFD 31 DNF 28 CAN EL 235 35
Tetsuya Matsunaga
Taro Ueno
470 1 20 24 13 10 14 1 9 21 4 4 97 7
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Yasuko Kosuge RS:X 9 12 4 17 14 18 18 11 10 7 EL 102 13
Naoko Kamata
Ai Kondo
470 13 15 14 15 14 1 12 10 1 13 EL 93 14
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Akira Ishibashi
Yukio Makino
49er 8 17 3 13 8 12 8 9 17 6 14 5 CAN CAN CAN EL 103 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Susumu Kobayashi 10 m air pistol 577 23 Did not advance
50 m pistol 558 10 Did not advance
Tomoyuki Matsuda 10 m air pistol 579 19 Did not advance
50 m pistol 558 9 Did not advance
Toshikazu Yamashita 10 m air rifle 590 28 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 593 18 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1167 16 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Michiko Fukushima 10 m air pistol 373 38 Did not advance
25 m pistol 581 10 Did not advance
Yukie Nakayama Trap 67 6 Q 86 4

Softball[edit]

Team roster

Preliminary round

Group table

Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
 United States 7 0 53 1 1.000 - -
 Japan 6 1 23 13 .857 1 -
 Australia 5 2 30 11 .714 2 -
 Canada 3 4 17 23 .429 4 -
 Chinese Taipei 2 5 10 23 .286 5 2-0 vs. CHN/VEN
 China 2 5 19 21 .286 5 1-1 vs. TPE/VEN
 Venezuela 2 5 15 35 .286 5 0-2 vs. CHN/TPE
 Netherlands 1 6 8 48 .143 6 -

Semifinal

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 0
 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
WP: Monica Abbott(3-0)   LP: Yukiko Ueno(3-1)   Sv: Cat Osterman
Home runs:
USA: Crystl Bustos(5)
JPN: None

Bronze medal game

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
 Australia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 2
 Japan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 11 1
WP: Yukiko Ueno(4-1)   LP: Tanya Harding(3-2)
Home runs:
AUS: Kerry Wyborn,
JPN: Megu Hirose

The winner of this game advanced to the final while the loser won bronze.

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takuro Fujii 100 m butterfly 51.50 7 Q 51.59 7 Q 51.50 6
200 m individual medley 1:59.19 8 Q 1:59.59 10 Did not advance
Ryosuke Irie 200 m backstroke 1:57.68 7 Q 1:56.35 4 Q 1:55.72 5
Masayuki Kishida 100 m butterfly 52.45 26 Did not advance
Kosuke Kitajima 100 m breaststroke 59.52 2 Q 59.55 2 Q 58.91 WR 1
200 m breaststroke 2:09.89 6 Q 2:08.61 OR 1 Q 2:07.64 OR 1
Takeshi Matsuda 400 m freestyle 3:44.99 10 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:09.17 18 N/A Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:55.06 4 Q 1:54.02 2 Q 1:52.97 3
Junichi Miyashita 100 m backstroke 54.12 10 Q 53.69 7 Q 53.99 8
Tomomi Morita 54.21 12 Q 53.95 10 Did not advance
Takashi Nakano 200 m backstroke 1:59.59 21 Did not advance
Yoshihiro Okumura 200 m freestyle 1:46.89 8 Q 1:46.44 6 Q 1:47.14 7
Hisayoshi Sato 100 m freestyle 49.85 40 Did not advance
Ryuichi Shibata 200 m butterfly 1:55.82 11 Q 1:56.17 13 Did not advance
Yuta Suenaga 100 m breaststroke 1:00.67 13 Q 1:00.67 13 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:11.30 =17 Did not advance
Ken Takakuwa 200 m individual medley 1:58.51 4 Q 1:58.49 5 Q 1:58.22 5
Sho Uchida 200 m freestyle 1:48.34 24 Did not advance
Takuro Fujii
Masayuki Kishida
Yoshihiro Okumura
Hisayoshi Sato
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:17.28 14 N/A Did not advance
Hisato Matsumoto
Yasunori Mononobe
Yoshihiro Okumura
Sho Uchida
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:09.12 7 Q N/A 7:10.31 7
Takuro Fujii
Kosuke Kitajima
Junichi Miyashita
Hisayoshi Sato
4×100 m medley relay 3:32.81 3 Q N/A 3:31.18 3
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maiko Fujino 800 m freestyle 8:35.60 21 N/A Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:37.35 11 N/A Did not advance
Saori Haruguchi 400 m individual medley 4:45.22 27 N/A Did not advance
Natsumi Hoshi 200 m butterfly 2:07.02 6 Q 2:07.93 10 Did not advance
Hanae Ito 100 m backstroke 1:00.16 8 Q 1:00.13 7 Q 1:00.18 8
200 m backstroke 2:10.05 14 Q 2:09.86 12 Did not advance
Rie Kaneto 200 m breaststroke 2:24.62 5 Q 2:25.65 8 Q 2:25.14 7
Yuka Kato 100 m butterfly 58.94 23 Did not advance
Asami Kitagawa 100 m breaststroke 1:08.36 15 Q 1:08.23 5 Q 1:08.43 8
200 m individual medley 2:12.47 =9 Q 2:12.18 =8 WSO 2:11.56 6
Maki Mita 200 m freestyle 1:59.96 21 Did not advance
Reiko Nakamura 100 m backstroke 59.36 2 Q 59.64 3 Q 59.72 6
200 m backstroke 2:09.77 12 Q 2:08.21 4 Q 2:07.13 3
Yuko Nakanishi 100 m butterfly 58.61 =18 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:06.62 3 Q 2:06.96 5 Q 2:07.32 5
Ai Shibata 400 m freestyle 4:17.96 31 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:41.63 27 N/A Did not advance
Megumi Taneda 100 m breaststroke 1:08.45 17 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:24.75 6 Q 2:25.42 7 Q 2:25.23 8
Haruka Ueda 200 m freestyle 1:57.64 8 Q 1:58.44 13 Did not advance
Asami Kitagawa
Maki Mita
Haruka Ueda
Misaki Yamaguchi
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:39.25 9 N/A Did not advance
Maki Mita
Emi Takanabe
Haruka Ueda
Misaki Yamaguchi
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:55.63 8 Q N/A 7:57.56 7
Hanae Ito*
Yuka Kato
Asami Kitagawa
Reiko Nakamura
Haruka Ueda
4×100 m medley relay 3:59.91 6 Q N/A 3:59.54 6

* Competed in heats only; WSO - Win swim-off; LSO - Lost swim-off

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Saho Harada
Emiko Suzuki
Duet 48.250 3 48.500 96.750 3 Q 48.917 97.167 3
Ai Aoki
Saho Harada
Yumiko Ishiguro
Naoko Kawashima
Hiromi Kobayashi
Erika Komura
Ayako Matsumura
Emiko Suzuki
Masako Tachibana
Team 48.167 4 N/A 47.167 95.334 5

Table tennis[edit]

Men's singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yo Kan Singles BYE  Smirnov (RUS)
W 4–1
 Wang H (CHN)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Seiya Kishikawa BYE  Zhang P (CAN)
W 4–2
 Tan Rw (CRO)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Jun Mizutani BYE  Éloi (FRA)
W 4–3
 Kreanga (GRE)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Women's singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ai Fukuhara Singles BYE  Hu (TUR)
W 4–1
 Zhang Yn (CHN)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Haruna Fukuoka BYE  Komwong (THA)
W 4–0
 Kim K-A (KOR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Sayaka Hirano BYE  Gao J (USA)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yo Kan
Seiya Kishikawa
Jun Mizutani
Men's team Group D
 Hong Kong (HKG)
W 3 – 0
 Nigeria (NGR)
W 3 – 0
 Russia (RUS)
W 3 – 0
1 Q  Germany (GER)
L 2 – 3
BYE  Austria (AUT)
L 1 – 3
Did not advance
Ai Fukuhara
Haruna Fukuoka
Sayaka Hirano
Women's team Group D
 South Korea (KOR)
L 0 – 3
 Spain (ESP)
W 3 – 2
 Australia (AUS)
W 3 – 0
2 Did not advance  Austria (AUT)
W 3 – 0
 Hong Kong (HKG)
W 3 – 2
 South Korea (KOR)
L 0 – 3
Did not advance 4

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Yoriko Okamoto Women's −67 kg  Benabderrassoul (MAR)
L 0–2
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kei Nishikori Men's singles  Schüttler (GER)
L 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Did not advance
Ayumi Morita Women's singles  Erakovic (NZL)
W 5–7, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
 Li N (CHN)
L 2–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Ai Sugiyama  Hantuchová (SVK)
L 2–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Ayumi Morita
Ai Sugiyama
Women's doubles N/A  Arn /
Szávay (HUN)
W 6–3, 6–3
 S Williams /
V Williams (USA)
L 5–7, 2–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Hirokatsu Tayama Men's 18:04 0:30 59:12 0:29 37:58 1:56:13.68 48
Ryosuke Yamamoto 18:27 0:26 58:53 0:29 33:56 1:52:11.98 30
Juri Ide Women's 19:50 0:29 1:04:24 0:35 35:05 2:00:23.77 5
Kiyomi Niwata 19:56 0:34 1:04:14 0:31 35:36 2:00:51.85 9
Ai Ueda 20:17 0:29 1:03:56 0:28 37:09 2:02:19.09 17

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kentaro Asahi
Katsuhiro Shiratori
Men's Pool F
 BrinkDieckmann (GER)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 18–21)
 BoersmaRonnes (NED)
W 2 – 1 (21–15, 23–25, 15–11)
 GibbRosenthal (USA)
L 1 – 2 (15–21, 21–19, 16–18)
2 Q  Araújo
Luiz (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (21–23, 15–21)
Did not advance
Chiaki Kusuhara
Mika Teru Saiki
Women's Pool B
 WalshMay-Treanor (USA)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 15–21)
 HåkedalTorlen (NOR)
L 0 – 2 (8–21, 18–21)
 GrassetPeraza (CUB)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 17–21)
4 Did not advance

Indoor[edit]

Japan qualified teams in both the men's and women's tournaments. The men's team lost all five matches in the group play, finishing last in their group, and failing to qualify for the final round. The men's final ranking was tied for 11th place. The women's team won two of the matches in the group play, and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they lost to Brazil. The women's final ranking was tied for 5th place.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Japanese roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Saito, NobuharuNobuharu Saito 29 September 1973 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Toray Arrows
5 Usami, DaisukeDaisuke Usami 29 March 1979 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
7 Yamamoto, TakahiroTakahiro Yamamoto 12 July 1978 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 331 cm (130 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
8 Ogino, MasajiMasaji Ogino 8 January 1970 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
11 Matsumoto, YoshihikoYoshihiko Matsumoto 7 January 1981 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 340 cm (130 in) Japan NEC Blue Rockets
12 Yamamura, KotaKota Yamamura 20 October 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
13 Shimizu, KunihiroKunihiro Shimizu 11 August 1986 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Tokai University
14 Fukuzawa, TatsuyaTatsuya Fukuzawa 1 July 1986 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Chuo University
15 Tsumagari, KatsutoshiKatsutoshi Tsumagari 2 November 1975 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
16 Ishijima, YusukeYusuke Ishijima 9 January 1984 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 335 cm (132 in) Japan Osaka Blazers Sakai
17 Koshikawa, YuYu Koshikawa 30 June 1984 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
18 Tomonaga, KosukeKosuke Tomonaga 22 July 1980 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Japan Osaka Blazers Sakai
Group play
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 10 5 0 460 371 1.240 15 4 3.750
2  Italy 9 4 1 439 401 1.095 13 6 2.167
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 446 440 1.014 10 9 1.111
4  China 7 2 3 445 492 0.904 9 13 0.692
5  Venezuela 6 1 4 421 451 0.933 8 12 0.667
6  Japan 5 0 5 392 448 0.875 4 15 0.267
10 August 2008
12:10
v
Italy  3 – 1  Japan Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,000
Referee(s): Humberto Salas (MEX), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
23
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
19
18
25
17
79
12 August 2008
22:45
v
Japan  1 – 3  Bulgaria Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,200
Referee(s): Mitch Davidson (CAN), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
27
25
21
19
92
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
29
23
25
25
102
14 August 2008
20:00
v
China  3 – 2  Japan Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Bela Hobor (HUN), Frank Leuthauser (GER)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
17
16
15
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
20
23
25
25
10
103
16 August 2008
22:00
v
Venezuela  3 – 0  Japan Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 7,500
Referee(s): Mitch Davidson (CAN), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
23
21
23
67
18 August 2008
22:35
v
Japan  0 – 3  United States Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 5,800
Referee(s): Dejan Jovanovic (SRB), Patrick Deregnaucourt (FRA)
Report(s): result statistics
18
12
21
51
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
25
25
25
75

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Japanese roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Kurihara, MegumiMegumi Kurihara 31 July 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) Japan Pioneer Red Wings
2 Tajimi, AsakoAsako Tajimi 26 June 1972 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 309 cm (122 in) 304 cm (120 in) Japan Pioneer Red Wings
3 Takeshita, YoshieYoshie Takeshita 18 March 1978 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 52 kg (115 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 270 cm (110 in) Japan JT Marvelous
4 Omura, KanakoKanako Omura 15 December 1976 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 319 cm (126 in) 310 cm (120 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
5 Takahashi, MiyukiMiyuki Takahashi 25 December 1978 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 285 cm (112 in) Japan NEC Red Rockets
6 Sano, YukoYuko Sano 26 July 1979 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 54 kg (119 lb) 260 cm (100 in) 250 cm (98 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
7 Sugiyama, SachikoSachiko Sugiyama 19 October 1979 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan NEC Red Rockets
8 Sakurai, YukaYuka Sakurai 2 September 1974 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 275 cm (108 in) Japan Denso Airybees
9 Kano, MiyukiMiyuki Kano 17 May 1977 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 298 cm (117 in) 275 cm (108 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
11 Araki, ErikaErika Araki 3 August 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 298 cm (117 in) Japan Toray Arrows
12 Kimura, SaoriSaori Kimura 19 August 1986 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 298 cm (117 in) 293 cm (115 in) Japan Toray Arrows
14 Kawai, YukiYuki Kawai 22 January 1990 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 280 cm (110 in) 275 cm (108 in) Japan JT Marvelous
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 10 5 0 426 371 1.148 15 3 5.000
2  United States 9 4 1 459 441 1.041 12 9 1.333
3  China 8 3 2 467 395 1.182 13 7 1.857
4  Japan 7 2 3 381 389 0.979 7 11 0.636
5  Poland 6 1 4 441 445 0.991 9 12 0.750
6  Venezuela 5 0 5 262 395 0.663 1 15 0.067
9 August 2008
22:00
v
Japan  1 – 3  United States Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Massimo Menghini (Italy), Andrei Zenovich (Russia)
Report(s): result statistics
20
25
19
21
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
25
20
25
25
11 August 2008
22:15
v
Japan  3 – 0  Venezuela Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (Czech Republic), Frans Loderus (Netherlands)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
12
17
12
13 August 2008
22:30
v
Poland  2 – 3  Japan Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 5,400
Referee(s): Humberto Salas (Mexico), Francisco de Souza (Brazil)
Report(s): result statistics
21
20
25
25
11
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
25
25
18
23
15
15 August 2008
22:45
v
Japan  0 – 3  Cuba Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 5,000
Referee(s): Andrei Zenovich (Russia), Massimo Menghini (Italy)
Report(s): result statistics
17
22
22
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
17 August 2008
20:00
v
China  3 – 0  Japan Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 13,000
Referee(s): Kim Kun-Tae (South Korea), Janpen Jirakakul (Thailand)
Report(s): result statistics
26
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
24
16
14
Quarterfinal
19 August 2008
12:00
v
Japan  0 – 3  Brazil Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Konstantin Tufekchiev (Bulgaria), Karin Zahorcova (Czech Republic)
Report(s): result statistics
12
20
16
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Yasunobu Sekikawa Men's −56 kg 114 12 142 11 256 11
Masaharu Yamada 106 17 153 6 259 9
Yoshito Shintani Men's −69 kg 135 15 175 8 310 10
Hiromi Miyake Women's −48 kg 80 6 105 6 185 6
Misaki Oshiro 80 8 92 8 172 8
Rika Saito Women's −69 kg 87 9 122 7 209 8

Wrestling[edit]

Japan has qualified in the following quota places.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tomohiro Matsunaga −55 kg  Diatta (SEN)
W 5–0 VT
 Akgul (TUR)
W 3–0 PO
 Mansurov (UZB)
W 3–1 PP
 Kudukhov (RUS)
W 5–0 VT
BYE  Cejudo (USA)
L 0–3 PO
2
Kenichi Yumoto −60 kg BYE  Korjakin (TJK)
W 5–0 VT
 Dutt (IND)
W 3–1 PP
 Fedoryshyn (UKR)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Bazarguruev (KGZ)
W 3–0 PO
3
Kazuhiko Ikematsu −66 kg BYE  Tushishvili (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 13
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Makoto Sasamoto −60 kg  Mnatsakanyan (ARM)
W 3–1 PP
 Nazaryan (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Shingo Matsumoto −84 kg  Forov (ARM)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Kenzo Kato −96 kg  Timoncini (ITA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chiharu Icho −48 kg BYE  Li Xm (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 Merleni (UKR)
W 5–0 VT
 Chun (USA)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Huynh (CAN)
L 1–3 PP
2
Saori Yoshida −55 kg N/A  Nerell (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
 Golts (RUS)
W 3–0 PO
 Verbeek (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
BYE  Xu L (CHN)
W 5–0 VT
1
Kaori Icho −63 kg BYE  Zamula (AZE)
W 5–0 VT
 Miller (USA)
W 5–0 VT
 Dugrenier (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Kartashova (RUS)
W 3–0 PO
1
Kyoko Hamaguchi −72 kg N/A  Perepelkina (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 Conceição (BRA)
W 5–0 VT
 Wang J (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
BYE  Bernard (USA)
W 3–1 PP
3

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