Japan at the 1992 Winter Olympics

Japan competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, from February 8 to February 23, 1992. As many as 63 athletes competed accompanied by 42 officers. Japanese athletes compete in all disciplines except ice hockey.

Japan at the
1992 Winter Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese and English)
in Albertville
Competitors63 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Tsutomu Kawasaki (short track speed skating)
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
4
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

The flag bearer is short track speed skater Tsutomu Kawasaki at the opening and closing ceremony, while the captain of the delegation is cross-country skier Kazunari Sasaki.

The nordic combined team consisting of Kenji Ogiwara, Takanori Kono and Reiichi Mikata won gold which became Japan's first medal in nordic combined and also the first gold after four previous Winter Olympics editions without gold. The last gold which was also Japan's first gold at the Winter Olympics was won by Yukio Kasaya at their home, Sapporo 1972. Midori Ito also won Japan's first medal in figure skating.

MedalistsEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Tsuyoshi Tomii Downhill 1:54.23 25
Tsuyoshi Tomii Super-G DNF
Takuya Ishioka 1:17.81 41
Kiminobu Kimura 1:17.06 33
Tsuyoshi Tomii Giant slalom 1:13.36 DNF DNF
Takuya Ishioka 1:09.28 1:06.64 2:15.92 29
Kiminobu Kimura 1:07.20 1:04.90 2:12.10 21
Takuya Ishioka Slalom DNF DNF
Kiminobu Kimura DNF DNF
Tetsuya Okabe 54.99 54.49 1:49.48 18

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Kiminobu Kimura 1:50.98 49.47 52.08 64.14 15
Takuya Ishioka 1:49.29 49.48 52.94 51.83 9
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Sachiko Yamamoto Downhill 1:58.52 26
Emi Kawabata 1:54.52 11
Sachiko Yamamoto Super-G 1:27.54 33
Emi Kawabata 1:27.31 31
Emi Kawabata Giant slalom 1:10.44 DSQ DSQ
Sachiko Yamamoto Slalom DNF DNF

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Sachiko Yamamoto 1:30.70 36.56 DNF DNF
Emi Kawabata 1:27.13 37.56 37.81 66.10 13

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Atsushi Kazama 6 30:34.7 78
Misao Kodate 3 28:07.0 36
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Atsushi Kazama 58:32.8 6 1'04:32.8 63
Misao Kodate 58:53.1 2 1'00:53.1 28
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Yoshiko Honda-Mikami 2 26:57.3 22
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Yoshiko Honda-Mikami 54:55.8 3 57:55.8 35
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Naomi Takewaki
Fuminori Tsushima
Two-man 1:01.74 26 1:01.99 22 1:01.77 16 1:01.95 19 4:07.45 21
JPN-2 Toshio Wakita
Ryoji Yamazaki
Two-man 1:01.22 19 1:01.65 18 1:02.03 19 1:01.96 20 4:06.86 19
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
JPN-1 Toshio Wakita
Ryoji Yamazaki
Fuminori Tsushima
Naomi Takewaki
Four-man 59.23 21 59.30 18 59.33 17 59.38 17 3:57.24 17

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Kazunari Sasaki 31:31.4 46
Hiroyuki Imai 30:17.3 27
15 km
pursuit1
F
Kazunari Sasaki 43:08.6 35
Hiroyuki Imai 42:32.8 29
30 km
C
Kazunari Sasaki 1'30:35.9 40
Hiroyuki Imai 1'29:35.6 32
50 km
F
Kazunari Sasaki 2'17:20.1 40
Hiroyuki Imai 2'13:33.0 25
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Yumi Inomata 16:49.4 54
Naomi Hoshikawa 16:13.2 48
Miwa Ota 16:03.1 43
Fumiko Aoki 15:33.0 30
10 km
pursuit2
F
Yumi Inomata 31:58.6 47
Miwa Ota 31:17.3 43
Naomi Hoshikawa 30:10.8 34
Fumiko Aoki 28:44.4 19
15 km
C
Miwa Ota DNF
Naomi Hoshikawa 49:46.2 42
Fumiko Aoki 48:30.2 37
30 km
F
Fumiko Aoki 1'36:21.9 44
Naomi Hoshikawa 1'35:29.4 42
Miwa Ota 1'35:19.4 41
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Miwa Ota
Fumiko Aoki
Naomi Hoshikawa
Yumi Inomata
1'04:09.3 12

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Mitsuhiro Murata 22 23 34.0 23
Masakazu Kagiyama 11 15 20.5 13
Women
Athlete SP FS TFP Rank
Yuka Sato 7 7 10.5 7
Midori Ito 4 2 4.0  
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Rena Inoue
Tomoaki Koyama
14 14 21.0 14

Freestyle skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Osamu Yamazaki Moguls 35.31 14.49 40 Did not advance

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kazuhiko Takamatsu 46.283 20 46.065 17 46.838 18 46.614 17 3:05.800 17

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Atsushi Sasaki
Yuji Sasaki
47.776 19 47.566 18 1:35.342 18

Nordic combinedEdit

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results)
Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Takanori Kono Individual 197.4 25 +3:27.4 48:46.3 19
Masashi Abe 197.9 24 +3:24.0 51:08.5 30
Kenji Ogiwara 215.3 6 +1:28.0 46:25.5 7
Reiichi Mikata 226.1 2 +16.0 52:09.1 34

Men's team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps per team member were counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Reiichi Mikata
Takanori Kono
Kenji Ogiwara
645.1 1 +0.0 1'23:36.5  

Short track speed skatingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round one Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Tsutomu Kawasaki 1000 m 1:38.75 2 Q 1:35.66 4 Did not advance
Toshinobu Kawai 1:42.28 3 Did not advance
Tatsuyoshi Ishihara 1:34.11 2 Q 1:34.86 4 Did not advance
Yuichi Akasaka
Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
Toshinobu Kawai
Tsutomu Kawasaki
5000 m relay 7:22.43 2 Q 7:22.84 1 QA 7:18.18  
Women
Athlete Event Round one Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Nobuko Yamada 500 m 48.79 1 Q 57.69 3 Did not advance
Mie Naito
Rie Sato
Hiromi Takeuchi
Nobuko Yamada
3000 m relay 4:37.08 1 Q 4:44.50 4

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Noriaki Kasai Normal hill 77.5 89.0 83.5 98.1 187.1 31
Kenji Suda 80.0 93.5 79.5 91.2 184.7 39
Jiro Kamiharako 80.0 94.0 80.5 94.8 188.8 28
Masahiko Harada 83.5 98.6 84.0 102.4 201.0 14
Jiro Kamiharako Large hill 100.0 79.5 97.5 76.0 155.5 25
Noriaki Kasai 101.5 82.1 84.5 72.3 154.4 26
Kenji Suda 106.5 91.1 97.5 77.0 168.1 17
Masahiko Harada 113.5 102.4 116.0 108.9 211.3 4
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Masahiko Harada
Kenji Suda
Jiro Kamiharako
Noriaki Kasai
571.0 4
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Yukinori Miyabe 38.12 18
Yasunori Miyabe 37.49 5
Junichi Inoue 37.26  
Toshiyuki Kuroiwa 37.18  
1000 m Yasunori Miyabe 1:16.52 19
Yuji Fujimoto 1:15.78 11
Toshiyuki Kuroiwa 1:15.56 9
Yukinori Miyabe 1:14.92  
1500 m Keiji Shirahata 2:05.47 44
Kazuhiro Sato 2:00.51 28
Toru Aoyanagi 1:57.36 12
Yukinori Miyabe 1:56.99 9
5000 m Keiji Shirahata 7:24.95 22
Toshihiko Itokawa 7:20.50 18
Kazuhiro Sato 7:19.69 17
10,000 m Keiji Shirahata 14:47.56 18
Toshihiko Itokawa 14:42.35 13
Kazuhiro Sato 14:28.30 5
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Yoko Fukazawa 42.18 24
Noriko Toda 41.97 23
Seiko Hashimoto 41.32 12
Kyoko Shimazaki 40.98 7
1000 m Yoko Fukazawa 1:25.00 24
Noriko Toda 1:24.96 23
Kyoko Shimazaki 1:24.28 18
Seiko Hashimoto 1:22.63 5
1500 m Yumi Kaeriyama 2:10.75 19
Mie Uehara 2:09.33 11
Seiko Hashimoto 2:06.88  
3000 m Mie Uehara 4:37.54 17
Yumi Kaeriyama 4:33.53 13
Seiko Krohn 4:32.12 12
5000 m Mie Uehara 7:54.15 14
Yumi Kaeriyama 7:50.77 12
Seiko Hashimoto 7:47.65 9

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