Japan at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Japan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 110 competitors, 94 men and 16 women, took part in 71 events in 13 sports.[1]

Japan at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese and English)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors110 in 13 sports
Flag bearerShozo Sasahara
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
4
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Takashi Ono from gymnastics is the most successful athlete with 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.


MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men's Marathon

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

Time trial
Individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 70.76
  • Final — 123.69 (→ 11th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 69.76
  • Final — 120.20 (→ 12th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 48.45
  • Final — 70.95 (→ 10th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 46.15
  • Final — 69.71 (→ 11th place)

FencingEdit

One fencer represented Japan in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

Japan had nine male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's eight

ShootingEdit

Six shooters represented Japan in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Choji Hosaka 50 m pistol 550 4
25 m rapid fire pistol 563 15
Yukio Inokuma Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1110 36
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 594 24
Tokusaburo Iwata Trap 155 23
Ujitoshi Konomi 140 30
Tomokazu Maruyama Men's 50 metre rifle three positions 1085 40
Men's 50 metre rifle prone 584 43
Yoshihide Ueda 50 m pistol 526 17
25 m rapid fire pistol 521 31

SwimmingEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Japan Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2018.[dead link]

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