Japan at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Japan competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Japan returned to the Games after participating in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. 226 competitors, 174 men and 52 women, took part in 147 events in 22 sports.[1]

Japan at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese and English)
in Los Angeles
Competitors226 (174 men and 52 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearer Shigenobu Murofushi
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
10
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
32
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

In their third Olympic archery competition, Japan won a bronze medal in the men's division as well as having a fourth place competitor in each division.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

AthleticsEdit

Men's 400 metres

  • Heat — 46.26
  • Quarterfinals — 45.91
  • Semifinals — 45.88 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Qualifying Heat — 28:14.67
  • Final — 28:27.06 (→ 7th place)
  • Qualifying Heat — 28:24.30
  • Final — 28:55.54 (→ 16th place)

Men's Marathon

  • Final — 2:10:55 (→ 4th place)
  • Final — 2:14:13 (→ 14th place)
  • Final — 2:14:38 (→ 17th place)

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 8.02m
  • Final — 7.87m (→ 7th place)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21m (→ did not advance)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 81.42m
  • Final — 81.98m (→ 5th place)
  • Qualification — 74.82m (→ did not advance, 20th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 70.92m (→ did not advance)

Men's Pole Vault

  • Qualifying Round — 5.30m
  • Final — no mark (→ no ranking)

Women's Marathon

  • Final — 2:37:04 (→ 19th place)
  • Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.87m (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Qualification — 1.84m (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 57.72m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 56.60m (→ did not advance)

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Nine cyclists, eight men and one woman, represented Japan in 1984. Tsutomu Sakamoto won a bronze medal in the sprint event.

Men's individual road race
Sprint
1000m time trial
Team pursuit
Points race
Women's individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 427.14 (→ did not advance, 25th place)

EquestrianismEdit

FencingEdit

Nine fencers, five men and four women, represented Japan in 1984.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Women's foil
Women's team foil

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (15:32)
  • Lost to Romania (22:28)
  • Lost to Iceland (17:21)
  • Lost to Switzerland (13:20)
  • Defeated Algeria (17:16)
  • Classification Match
  • 9th/10th place: Lost to United States (16:24) → 10th place
  • Team Roster

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1984.

Individual
Team
  • Shoji Uchida
  • Hiroyuki Kawazoe
  • Daizou Araki

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Hiroyuki Akatsuka 25 m rapid fire pistol 583 23
Norito Chosa 50 m rifle, prone 585 43
Chikafumi Hirai 50 m pistol 551 18
Takeo Kamachi 25 m rapid fire pistol 595  
Ryohei Koba 50 m rifle, three positions 1137 25
10 m air rifle 578 18
Kaoru Matsuo 50 m rifle, three positions 1125 35
Hiroyuki Nakajo 50 m rifle, prone 591 17
Shigetoshi Tashiro 50 m pistol 540 29
Women
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Keiko Hirakawa 25 m pistol 564 23
Noriko Kosai 50 m rifle, three positions 568 11
10 m air rifle 383 10
Atsuko Sugimoto 25 m pistol 564 23
Open
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Eigen Hayashi Skeet 184 41
Motoharu Hirano Trap 186 11
Mikio Itakura Skeet 192 13
Kazumi Watanabe Trap 186 13

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 52.96 (→ did not advance, 33rd place)
  • Heat — 53.83 (→ did not advance, 39th place)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:54.71 (→ did not advance, 26th place)
  • Heat — 1:55.97 (→ did not advance, 33rd place)

Men's 400m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:02.97 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)
  • Heat — 4:06.31 (→ did not advance, 27th place)

Men's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 58.37
  • B-Final — 58.30 (→ 11th place)

Men's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:06.24
  • B-Final — 2:06.02 (→ 16th place)

Men's 100m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 1:04.71
  • B-Final — 1:04.41 (→ 10th place)
  • Heat — 1:06.10 (→ did not advance, 9th place)

Men's 200m Breaststroke

  • Heat — 2:19.98
  • B-Final — 2:20.93 (→ 12th place)
  • Heat — 2:22.33
  • B-Final — 2:22.29 (→ 15th place)

Men's 100m Butterfly

  • Heat — 56.40 (→ did not advance, 21st place)
  • Heat — 56.52 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Men's 200m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:00.66
  • B-Final — 2:00.31 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 2:03.07 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Men's 200m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:07.76
  • B-Final — 2:06.07 (→ 10th place)

Men's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:30.52
  • B-Final — 4:29.76 (→ 13th place)

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:30.45 (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — DSQ (→ did not advance, no ranking)

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 3:50.14
  • Final — DSQ (→ no ranking)


Women's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 58.47 (→ did not advance, 17th place)
  • Heat — 59.00 (→ did not advance, 21st place)

Women's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:03.94
  • B-Final — 2:04.11 (→ 13th place)
  • Heat — 2:04.38
  • B-Final — 2:05.24 (→ 16th place)

Women's 400m Freestyle

  • Heat — 4:20.13
  • B-Final — 4:20.18 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 4:28.68 (→ did not advance, 19th place)

Women's 800m Freestyle

  • Heat — 9:13.27 (→ did not advance, 18th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Heat — 3:54.68 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Heat — 4:17.59
  • Final — DSQ (→ no ranking)

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat — 1:05.60 (→ did not advance, 18th place)
  • Heat — 1:07.23 (→ did not advance, 23rd place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat — 2:18.52
  • B-Final — 2:18.87 (→ 14th place)
  • Heat — 2:25.05 (→ did not advance, 22nd place)

Women's 200m Butterfly

  • Heat — 2:13.31
  • Final — 2:12.57 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 2:14.37
  • B-Final — 2:16.27 (→ 12th place)

Women's 200m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 2:23.38
  • B-Final — 2:22.81 (→ 15th place)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heat — 4:59.18
  • B-Final — 4:58.02 (→ 14th place)

Synchronized swimmingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated China (3-0)
  • Defeated Italy (3-2)
  • Defeated Egypt (3-0)
  • Lost to Canada (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Argentina (1-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Defeated China (3-0) → 7th place
  • Team Roster
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Defeated South Korea (3-1)
  • Defeated Peru (3-0)
  • Defeated Canada (3-0)
  • Semi Finals
  • Lost to China (0-3)
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Defeated United States (3-1) →   Bronze Medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Lost to Italy (5-15)
  • Lost to West Germany (8-15)
  • Lost to Australia (2-15)
  • Final Round (Group E)
  • Lost to China (4-10)
  • Lost to Greece (7-14)
  • Lost to Canada (5-8)
  • Defeated Brazil (9-8) → 11th place
  • Team Roster

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2011-05-08.