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Japan at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Japan competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Japan returned to the Olympic Games after not being invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics because of the nations's role in World War II. 69 competitors, 58 men and 11 women, took part in 60 events in 13 sports.[1]

Japan at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in Helsinki
Competitors69 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Bunkichi Sawada
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
1
Silver
6
Bronze
2
Total
9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Shohachi Ishii Wrestling Men's Freestyle Bantamweight
  Silver Masao Takemoto Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault
  Silver Tadao Uesako Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercises
  Silver Hiroshi Suzuki Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
  Silver Shiro Hashizume Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
  Silver Toru Goto, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, and Teijiro Tanikawa Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
  Silver Yushu Kitano Wrestling Men's Freestyle Flyweight
  Bronze Takashi Ono Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault
  Bronze Tadao Uesako Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault

AthleticsEdit

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:23.2 (→ 26th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 65.23 points (→ 15th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 36.24 points (→ 11th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

Japan had five male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's coxed four

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

One shooter represented Japan in 1952.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Yukio Inokuma Men's 50 metre rifle prone 396 17

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Japan Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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