Sumiko Watanabe

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Sumiko Watanabe
Sumiko Watanabe 1932.jpg
Watanabe in 1932
Personal information
Birth name 渡辺 すみ子
Nationality Japanese
Born (1916-11-28)28 November 1916
Nagoya, Japan
Died 2 November 2010(2010-11-02) (aged 93)
Sport Sprinting
Event(s) 100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 12.2 (1932)

Sumiko Watanabe (渡辺 すみ子, Watanabe Sumiko, 28 November 1916 – 2 November 2010)[1] was a Japanese sprinter. Aged 15 she competed in the 100 m and 4 × 100 m event at the 1932 Summer Olympics and placed fifth in the relay.[2]

In 1935 Watanabe married the founder of Chukyo University Seimei Umemura. After that she changed her last name to Umemura (梅村) and taught physical education at Chukyo University.[1]


  1. ^ a b 梅村学園の発展に多大な功績 梅村すみ子先生逝去される.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sumiko Watanabe Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 June 2017.