Japan at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Japan competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 171 competitors, 146 men and 25 women, took part in 97 events in 18 sports.[1]

Japan at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese and English)
in Mexico City
Competitors171 (146 men and 25 women) in 18 sports
Flag bearerYukio Endo
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
11
Silver
7
Bronze
7
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hiroomi Yamada Long jump 7.67 17 N/A 7.93w 10
Naoki Abe 7.58 22 N/A Did not advance
Shinji Ogura 7.57 24 N/A Did not advance
Tsugumichi Suzuki 10,000 metres N/A 30:52.0 19
Keisuke Sawaki N/A 31:25.2 27
Kenji Kimihara Marathon N/A 2:23:31  

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Watanabe Light Flyweight   Zaporozhets (URS)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Nakamura Flyweight Bye   Delgado (MEX)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Morioka' Flyweight Bye   Dowling (IRL)
W 4–1
  Sokolov (URS)
L 5–0

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tetsumasa Yamaguchi C-1 1000 metres 4:33.3 Qs 4:54.61 5 Did not advance
Tetsumasa Yamaguchi
Nobuatsu Yoshino
C-2 1000 m 3:58.44 5 QS 4:29.54 5 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

One cyclist represented Japan in 1968.

TrackEdit

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
Sanji Inoue Men's Sprint   Kravtsov (URS)
L
Did not advance


RoadEdit

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Sanji Inoue time trial 1:07.54 19

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Junji Yuasa 3 m springboard 86.80 18 Did not advance
Junji Yuasa 10 m springboard 84.10 23 Did not advance
Toshio Otsubo 83.18 24 Did not advance
Yosuke Arimitsu 81.72 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Keiko Osaki 3 m springboard DNS
Keiko Osaki 10 m platform

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Five fencers, all men, represented Japan in 1968.

Men's foil
Men's team foil

FootballEdit

Groupplay
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
  Japan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Brazil 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
Japan  3 – 1  Nigeria
Kamamoto   24'   72'   89' Report Okoye   33'
Brazil  1 – 1  Japan
Ferretti   9' Report Watanabe   83'
Spain  0 – 0  Japan
Report
Quarterfinals
Japan  3 – 1  France
Kamamoto   27'   59'
Watanabe   70'
Report Tamboueon   32'
Semi final
Hungary  5 – 0  Japan
Szűcs   30'   60'   75'
Novák   53'   65'
Report
Bronze Medal Match
Japan  2 – 0  Mexico
Kamamoto   20'   40' Report
Attendance: 105,000
Referee: Abraham Klein  

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1968.

Individual
Team
  • Yuso Makihira
  • Katsuaki Tashiro
  • Toshio Fukui

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tsugio Ito Single sculls 8:10.00 6 R 7:58.08 4 Did not advance
Masatoshi Shimizu
Tomio Murai
Tadamasa Kato
Shigeru Miyagawa
Fumio Nakata
Jujiro Tanaka
Toshi Fukumasu
Yoshinori Arai
Katsumi Yamamoto (cox)
Eight 6:34.79 6 R 6:44.37 5 FB N/A 6:52.02 6

ShootingEdit

Six shooters, all men, represented Japan in 1968.

Open
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Takeo Kamachi 25 m rapid fire pistol 586 12
Shigeto Kusunoki 50 m pistol 528 50
Shigemi Saito 50 m rifle, prone 576 84
Hiromu Sekine 585 60
Makoto Shiraishi 25 m rapid fire pistol 582 23
Yoshihisa Yoshikawa 50 m pistol 548 17

SwimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's TournamentEdit

groupplay
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union 17 8 1 26 8 3.250 464 326 1.423
2   Japan 16 7 2 24 6 4.000 430 258 1.667
3   Czechoslovakia 16 7 2 22 15 1.467 454 417 1.089
4   East Germany 15 6 3 22 12 1.833 449 374 1.201
5   Poland 15 6 3 18 11 1.636 371 281 1.320
6   Bulgaria 13 4 5 16 17 0.941 379 385 0.984
7   United States 13 4 5 15 18 0.833 383 414 0.925
8   Belgium 11 2 7 6 24 0.250 239 417 0.573
9   Brazil 10 1 8 8 25 0.320 357 469 0.761
10   Mexico 9 0 9 6 27 0.222 289 474 0.610

Women's TournamentEdit

Women's Team Competition
  • Round Robin
  • Defeated United States (3-0)
  • Defeated Mexico (3-0)
  • Defeated Peru (3-0)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia (3-0)
  • Defeated Poland (3-0)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-0)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-3) →   Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

  • Team Roster
Grouplay
Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Italy 13 7 6 1 0 48 21 +27
2.   Yugoslavia 11 7 5 1 1 65 18 +47
3.   East Germany 11 7 5 1 1 66 22 +44
4.   Netherlands 9 7 4 1 2 42 28 +14
5.   Japan 6 7 3 0 4 26 57 –31
6.   Mexico 3 7 1 1 5 27 56 –29
7.   Greece 2 7 1 0 6 34 62 –28
8.   Egypt 1 7 0 1 6 21 65 –44
  Italy 9–2   Japan
  Japan 8–7   Greece
  Netherlands 9–1   Japan
  Egypt 7–4   Japan
  East Germany 8–0   Japan
  Mexico 3–6   Japan
  Yugoslavia 17'–0   Japan

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.

External linksEdit