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Japan at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Japan competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 184 competitors, 148 men and 36 women, took part in 113 events in 21 sports.[1]

Japan at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in Munich
Competitors184 (148 men and 36 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer Masatoshi Shinomaki
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
13
Silver
8
Bronze
8
Total
29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

GoldEdit

 * Takao Kawaguchi — Judo, Men's Lightweight (63 kg)

SilverEdit

 * Kikuo Wada — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Lightweight

BronzeEdit

 * Motoki Nishimura — Judo, Men's Heavyweight

ArcheryEdit

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Japan entered three men and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Yoshiko Akayama, at 17th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:44.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:12.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.05m (→ 19th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.06m (→ did not advance)

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Three cyclists represented Japan in 1972.

Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:10.00 (→ 20th place)
Tandem

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

  • Junji Yuasa — 276.00 points (→ 19th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (14-20)
  • Lost to Hungary (12-20)
  • Defeated United States (20-16)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Lost to Norway (17-19)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Iceland (19-18) → 11th place

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Sakano, Makihara, and Kubo — 13569 points (13th place)

RowingEdit

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:20.82
  • Repechage — 8:27.36 (→ did not advance)

SailingEdit

Men's Finn:

Men's Flying Dutchman:

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Romania (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Lost to Spain (4-6)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-11)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (4-7)
  • Lost to Italy (5-12) → Did not advance
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Badminton (demonstration sports)Edit

Men's Doubles:

  1. 1st round - Lost to Ng. Boon Bee and Punch Gunalan of Malaysia (8 - 15, 1 - 15)

Women's Singles:

  1. 1st round - defeated Ulla Strand of Denmark (11 - 5, 11 - 9)
  2. Semi–Final - defeated Gillian Gilks of Great Britain (11 - 3, 8 - 11, 11 - 9)
  3. Final - defeated Utami Dewi of Indonesia (11 - 5, 11 - 3)
  1. 1st round - defeated Joke van Beusekom of Netherlands (11 - 3, 11 - 2)
  2. Semi-Final - lost to Utami Dewi of Indonesia (5 - 11, 9 - 11)

Mixed Doubles:

  • Kojima and Nakayama
  1. 1st round - lost to Talbot and Gilks of Great Britain (9 - 15, 4 - 15)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2011-02-17.