Japan at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan.svg
IOC codeJPN
NOCJapanese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.or.jp (in Japanese)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors556 in 37 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Rui Hachimura
Yui Susaki
Flag bearer (closing)Ryo Kiyuna
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
27
Silver
14
Bronze
17
Total
58
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan was the host nation of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 but postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation's official debut in 1912, Japanese athletes have appeared at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era, except for the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, to which they were not invited due to the nation's role in World War II, and the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, as part of the United States-led boycott. The opening ceremony flag-bearers for Japan are basketball player Rui Hachimura and wrestler Yui Susaki.[2] Karateka Ryo Kiyuna is the flag-bearer for the closing ceremony.[3]

Japan finished the Games with 58 total medals, 27 being gold, an impressive improvement of the country's previous record performances from the 1964 Olympics (also held in Tokyo) and 2004 Olympics. This placed them third overall (for the third time after 1964 and 1968 behind the United States and China. By total medals, they also fell behind the Russian Olympic Committee and the United Kingdom. It was the most successful Summer Olympics in Japan's history.

MedalistsEdit

The following Japanese competitors won medals at the Games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games. Note that reserves in field hockey, football, and handball are not counted:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 3 3 6
Artistic swimming N/A 9 9
Athletics 41 9 50
Badminton 6 7 13
Baseball 24 N/A 24
Basketball 12 16 28
Boxing 4 2 6
Canoeing 7 5 12
Cycling 6 7 13
Diving 4 4 8
Equestrian 9 0 9
Fencing 12 9 21
Field hockey 16 16 32
Football 18 18 36
Golf 2 2 4
Gymnastics 5 12 17
Handball 14 14 28
Judo 7 7 14
Karate 4 4 8
Modern pentathlon 1 2 3
Rugby sevens 12 12 24
Sailing 8 7 15
Shooting 6 6 12
Skateboarding 4 6 10
Softball N/A 15 15
Sport climbing 2 2 4
Surfing 2 2 4
Swimming 18 17 35
Table tennis 3 3 6
Taekwondo 2 2 4
Tennis 4 5 9
Triathlon 2 2 4
Volleyball 14 14 28
Water polo 13 13 26
Weightlifting 4 3 7
Wrestling 6 6 12
Total 295 261 556

ArcheryEdit

Japan fielded six archers (three men and three women) at the Games, as the host nation is automatically entitled to use the men's and women's team quota places.[4]

The host nation's archery team was officially announced on March 21, 2021, with London 2012 silver medalist Takaharu Furukawa slated to shoot at his fifth consecutive Olympics.[5][6]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Takaharu Furukawa Individual 649 46  Álvarez (MEX)
W 7–3
 Broeksma (NED)
W 6–5
 Das (IND)
W 3–1
 Lia Jl (CHN)
W 4–0
 Gazoz (TUR)
L 1–4
 Tang C-c (TPE)
W 4–1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Yuki Kawata 661 22  de Smedt (BEL)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Hiroki Muto 678 5  Shanny (ISR)
L 3–7
Did not advance
Takaharu Furukawa
Yuki Kawata
Hiroki Muto
Team 1988 4 N/A Bye  United States (USA)
W 5–1
 South Korea (KOR)
L 4–5
 Netherlands (NED)
W 5–4
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ren Hayakawa Individual 653 16  Đỗ T A N (VIE)
W 6–5
 Kaufhold (USA)
W 6–2
 An S (KOR)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Miki Nakamura 639 31  Horáčková (CZE)
W 6–2
 Jang M-h (KOR)
W 6–2
 Wu Jx (CHN)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Azusa Yamauchi 665 7  Bishindeeg (MGL)
W 6–2
 Marusava (BLR)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Ren Hayakawa
Miki Nakamura
Azusa Yamauchi
Team 1957 4 N/A Bye  Belarus (BLR)
L 3–5
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Hiroki Muto
Azusa Yamauchi
Team 1343 3  France (FRA)
L 3–5
Did not advance

Artistic swimmingEdit

Japan as the host nation, entered a squad of eight artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet and team event.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Yukiko Inui
Megumu Yoshida
Duet 93.3499 4 93.9333 187.2832 4 Q 94.4667 187.8166 4
Juka Fukumura
Yukiko Inui
Moeka Kijima
Okina Kyogoku
Mayu Tsukamoto
Mashiro Yasunaga
Akane Yanagisawa
Megumu Yoshida
Team 93.3773 4 N/A 94.9333 188.3106 4

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Japanese athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[7][8] The team will be selected based on the results of the 2020 Japan Championships and once an athlete wins a medal in race walking and marathon, or attains the top eight position in track and field at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Four marathon runners (two per gender) were the first set of Japanese track and field athletes being selected for the Games, with a top-two finish of their respective races at the Grand Championship in Tokyo on September 15, 2019.[9][10] By winning the gold medals at the World Championships, race walkers Toshikazu Yamanishi and London 2012 Olympian Yusuke Suzuki were officially added to the track and field roster.[11][12] Suguru Osako and Mao Ichiyama completed the nation's marathon team lineup at the Nagoya and Lake Biwa Marathon on March 8, 2020.[13]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yuki Koike 100 m Bye 10.22 4 Did not advance
Shuhei Tada Bye 10.22 6 Did not advance
Ryota Yamagata Bye 10.15 4 Did not advance
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown 200 m 21.41 6 N/A Did not advance
Shota Iizuka 21.02 6 Did not advance
Jun Yamashita 20.78 5 Did not advance
Julian Walsh 400 m 46.57 6 N/A Did not advance
Yuta Bando 5000 m 14:05.80 17 N/A Did not advance
Hiroki Matsueda 14:15.54 18 Did not advance
Akira Aizawa 10000 m N/A 28:18.37 17
Tatsuhiko Ito 29:01.31 22
Ryoma Aoki 3000 m steeplechase 8:24.82 9 N/A Did not advance
Ryuji Miura 8:09.92 2 Q 8:16.90 7
Kosei Yamaguchi 8:31.27 12 Did not advance
Shunsuke Izumiya 110 m hurdles 13.28 2 Q N/A 13.35 3 Did not advance
Taio Kanai 13.41 3 Q 26.11 8 Did not advance
Shunya Takayama 13.98 6 Did not advance
Takatoshi Abe 400 m hurdles 49.98 6 N/A Did not advance
Kazuki Kurokawa 50.30 6 Did not advance
Hiromu Yamauchi 49.21 3 Q 49.35 6 Did not advance
Bruno Dede*
Yoshihide Kiryu
Yuki Koike
Shuhei Tada
Ryota Yamagata
4 × 100 m relay 38.16 3 Q N/A DNF
Rikuya Itō
Kaito Kawabata
Kentarō Satō
Aoto Suzuki
Julian Walsh*
4 × 400 m relay 3:00.76 5 N/A Did not advance
Shogo Nakamura Marathon N/A 2:22:23 62
Suguru Osako 2:10:41 6
Yuma Hattori 2:30:08 73
Koki Ikeda 20 km walk N/A 1:12:14 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Eiki Takahashi 1:27:29 32
Toshikazu Yamanishi 1:12:28 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Hayato Katsuki 50 km walk N/A 4:06:32 30
Masatora Kawano 3:51:56 6
Satoshi Maruo 4:06:44 32
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ran Urabe 1500 m 4:07.90 9 Did not advance
Nozomi Tanaka 4:02.33 NR 4 Q 3:59.19 NR 5 Q 3:59.95 8
Kaede Hagitani 5000 m 15:04.95 12 N/A Did not advance
Ririka Hironaka 14:55.87 9 q 14:52.84 NR 9
Nozomi Tanaka 14:59.93 =6 Did not advance
Yuka Ando 10000 m N/A 32:40.77 23
Ririka Hironaka 31:00.71 7 PB
Hitomi Niiya 32:23.87 22 SB
Masumi Aoki 100 m hurdles 13.59 7 Did not advance
Ayako Kimura 13.25 7 Did not advance
Asuka Terada 12.95 5 q 13.06 6 Did not advance
Yuno Yamanaka 3000 m steeplechase 9:43.83 10 N/A Did not advance
Hanae Aoyama
Yu Ishikawa*
Mei Kodama
Remi Tsuruta
Ami Saitō
4 × 100 m relay 43.44 7 N/A Did not advance
Mao Ichiyama Marathon N/A 2:30:13 8
Honami Maeda 2:35:28 33
Ayuko Suzuki 2:33:14 19
Nanako Fujii 20 km walk N/A 1:31:55 13
Kumiko Okada 1:31:57 15
Field events
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yuki Hashioka Long jump 8.17 3 Q 8.10 6
Shotaro Shiroyama 7.70 23 Did not advance
Hibiki Tsuha 7.61 26 Did not advance
Takashi Eto High jump 2.21 =17 Did not advance
Naoto Tobe 2.28 =4 q 2.24 13
Masaki Ejima Pole vault 5.30 =25 Did not advance
Seito Yamamoto 5.30 =25 Did not advance
Takuto Kominami Javelin throw 78.39 19 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Haruka Kitaguchi Javelin throw 62.06 6 q 55.42 12

BadmintonEdit

Japan as the host nation, entered thirteen badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF Race to Tokyo Rankings. The team was announced by the Nippon Badminton Association on 18 June 2021.[14]

Men
Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kento Momota Singles  Lam (USA)
W (21–12, 21–9)
 Heo K-h (KOR)
L (15–21, 19–21)
N/A 2 N/A Did not advance
Kanta Tsuneyama  Paul (MRI)
W (21–8, 21–6)
 Coelho (BRA)
W (21–14, 21–8)
N/A 1  Ginting (INA)
L (18–21, 14–21)
Did not advance
Hiroyuki Endo
Yuta Watanabe
Doubles  Olofua /
Opeyori (NGR)
W (21–2, 21–7)
 Ivanov /
Sozonov (ROC)
W (21–19, 21–19)
 Astrup /
Rasmussen (DEN)
W (21–14, 21–12)
1 Q N/A  Lee Y /
Wang C-l (TPE)
L (16–21, 19–21)
Did not advance
Takeshi Kamura
Keigo Sonoda
 Lamsfuß /
Seidel (GER)
W (21–13, 21–8)
 P Chew /
R Chew (USA)
W (21–11, 21–3)
 Li Jh /
Liu Yc (CHN)
L (14–21, 16–21)
2 Q N/A  Ahsan /
Setiawan (INA)
L (14–21, 21–16, 9–21)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Akane Yamaguchi Singles  Shahzad (PAK)
W (21–3, 21–8)
 Gilmour (GBR)
W (21–9, 21–18)
N/A 1 Q  Kim G-e (KOR)
W (17–21, 18–21)
 Sindhu (IND)
L (13–21, 20–22)
Did not advance
Nozomi Okuhara  Li (GER)
W (21–17, 21–4)
 Kosetskaya (ROC)
W (21–6, 21–16)
N/A 1 Q  Li (CAN)
W (21–9, 21–7)
 He Bj (CHN)
L (21–13, 13–21, 14–21)
Did not advance
Yuki Fukushima
Sayaka Hirota
Doubles  Birch /
Smith (GBR)
W (21–13, 21–14)
 Chow M K /
Lee M Y (MAS)
W (17–21, 21–15, 21–8)
 Polii /
Rahayu (INA)
L (22–24, 21–13, 8–21)
2 Q N/A  Chen Qc /
Jia Yf (CHN)
L (21–18, 10–21, 10–21)
Did not advance
Mayu Matsumoto
Wakana Nagahara
 Hany /
Hosny (EGY)
W (21–7, 21–3)
 Honderich /
Tsai (CAN)
W (14–21, 21–19, 21–18)
 Piek /
Seinen (NED)
W (24–22, 21–15)
1 Q N/A  Kim S-y /
Kong H-y (KOR)
L (14–21, 21–14, 26–28)
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group stage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank= Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Yuta Watanabe
Arisa Higashino
Doubles  Christiansen /
Bøje (DEN)
W (20–22, 21–11, 21–15)
 Leung /
Somerville (AUS)
W (21–7, 21–15)
 Jordan /
Oktavianti (INA)
W (21–13, 21–10)
1 Q  Puavaranukroh /
Taerattanachai (THA)
W (15–21,21–16, 21–14)
 Wang /
Huang (CHN)
L (23–21, 15–21, 14–21)
 Tang C M /
Tse Y S (HKG)
W (21–17, 23–21)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

BaseballEdit

Japan national baseball team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The final roster was announced on 16 June 2021.[15][16]

Baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics Japan roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


Group play
Pos Team Pld W L RF RA RD PCT GB Qualification
1  Japan (H) 2 2 0 11 7 +4 1.000 Round 2
2  Dominican Republic 2 1 1 4 4 0 .500 1 Round 1 game #2
3  Mexico 2 0 2 4 8 −4 .000 2 Round 1 game #1
Source: TOCOG and WBSC
(H) Host
28 July 12:00 (JST)
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 8 0
 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 9 0
WP: Ryoji Kuribayashi (1–0)   LP: Jairo Asencio (0–1)
Boxscore
31 July 12:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Japan 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 7 10 0
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 2
WP: Masato Morishita (1–0)   LP: Juan Pablo Oramas (0–1)   Sv: Ryoji Kuribayashi (1)
Home runs:
JPN: Tetsuto Yamada (1), Hayato Sakamoto (1)
MEX: Joey Meneses (1)
Boxscore
Round 2
2 August 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
 United States 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 2
 Japan (10) 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 12 0
WP: Ryoji Kuribayashi (2–0)   LP: Edwin Jackson (0–1)
Home runs:
USA: Triston Casas (2)
JPN: Seiya Suzuki (1)
Boxscore
Semifinal
4 August 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
 Japan 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 X 5 9 1
WP: Hiromi Itoh (1–0)   LP: Go Woo-suk (0–1)   Sv: Ryoji Kuribayashi (2)
Boxscore
Gold medal game
7 August 19:00
Yokohama Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
 Japan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 2 8 0
WP: Masato Morishita (2–0)   LP: Nick Martinez (1–1)   Sv: Ryoji Kuribayashi (3)
Home runs:
USA: None
JPN: Munetaka Murakami (1)
Boxscore

BasketballEdit

IndoorEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Japan men's basketball team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The roster was announced on 5 July 2021.[17]

Japan national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 2 Yuki Togashi 27 – (1993-07-30)30 July 1993 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Chiba Jets Funabashi Japan
SG 6 Makoto Hiejima 31 – (1990-04-11)11 April 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Utsunomiya Brex Japan
SF 8 Rui Hachimura 23 – (1998-02-08)8 February 1998 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Washington Wizards United States
PG 9 Leo Vendrame 27 – (1993-11-14)14 November 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Sun Rockers Shibuya Japan
SF 12 Yuta Watanabe 24 – (1996-10-13)13 October 1996 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Toronto Raptors Canada
SG 14 Kosuke Kanamaru 32 – (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Shimane Susanoo Magic Japan
SF 18 Yudai Baba 25 – (1995-11-07)7 November 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Melbourne United Australia
PF 23 Gavin Edwards 33 – (1988-01-15)15 January 1988 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Chiba Jets Funabashi Japan
SG 24 Daiki Tanaka 29 – (1991-09-03)3 September 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Alvark Tokyo Japan
C 32 Avi Schafer 23 – (1998-01-28)28 January 1998 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) SeaHorses Mikawa Japan
PF 34 Hugh Watanabe 22 – (1998-12-23)23 December 1998 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Ryukyu Golden Kings Japan
SF 88 Tenketsu Harimoto 29 – (1992-01-08)8 January 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Nagoya Diamond Dolphins Japan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Herman Mandole
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 July 2021
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Slovenia 3 3 0 329 268 +61 6 Quarterfinals
2  Spain 3 2 1 256 243 +13 5
3  Argentina 3 1 2 268 276 −8 4
4  Japan (H) 3 0 3 235 301 −66 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
(H) Host
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
21:00
v
Japan  77–88  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 14–30, 28–21, 21–19
Pts: Hachimura 20
Rebs: Watanabe 8
Asts: Baba, Tanaka 5
Pts: Rubio 20
Rebs: Claver 9
Asts: Rubio 9
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Aleksandar Glišić (SRB), Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
13:40
v
Slovenia  116–81  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 29–23, 24–18, 27–23, 36–17
Pts: Dončić 25
Rebs: Tobey 11
Asts: Dončić 7
Pts: Hachimura 34
Rebs: Hachimura , Watanabe 7
Asts: Hachimura , Tanaka 3
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Aleksandar Glišić (SRB), Michael Weiland (CAN), Ferdinand Pascual (PHI)

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
13:40
v
Argentina  97–77  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 26–16, 20–22, 19–15, 32–24
Pts: Scola 23
Rebs: Scola 10
Asts: Campazzo 11
Pts: Baba 18
Rebs: Hachimura 11
Asts: three players 3
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Roberto Vázquez (PUR), Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Women's tournamentEdit

Japan women's basketball team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The roster was announced on 1 July 2021.[19]

Japan women's national basketball team – 2020 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
PF 0 Moeko Nagaoka 27 – (1993-12-29)29 December 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
C 8 Maki Takada 31 – (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Denso Iris Japan
SG 12 Naho Miyoshi 27 – (1993-12-21)21 December 1993 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
PG 13 Rui Machida 28 – (1993-03-08)8 March 1993 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) Fujitsu Red Wave Japan
PG 15 Nako Motohashi 27 – (1993-10-10)10 October 1993 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) Haneda Vickies Japan
SG 20 Nanaka Todo 20 – (2000-11-29)29 November 2000 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Toyota Boshoku Sunshine Rabbits Japan
SG 27 Saki Hayashi 26 – (1995-03-16)16 March 1995 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) JX-Eneos Sunflowers Japan
PF 30 Evelyn Mawuli 26 – (1995-06-02)2 June 1995 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
PG 32 Saori Miyazaki 25 – (1995-08-27)27 August 1995 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) JX-Eneos Sunflowers Japan
PF 52 Yuki Miyazawa 28 – (1993-06-02)2 June 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Fujitsu Red Wave Japan
SF 88 Himawari Akaho 22 – (1998-08-28)28 August 1998 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Denso Iris Japan
PF 99 Monica Okoye 22 – (1999-02-07)7 February 1999 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Fujitsu Red Wave Japan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Japan Toru Ontsuka
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 July 2021
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 260 223 +37 6 Quarterfinals
2  Japan (H) 3 2 1 245 239 +6 5
3  France 3 1 2 239 229 +10 4
4  Nigeria 3 0 3 217 270 −53 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
(H) Host
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
10:00
v
Japan  74–70  France
Scoring by quarter: 13–17, 21–19, 18–13, 22–21
Pts: Hayashi 12
Rebs: Akaho 9
Asts: Machida 11
Pts: Gruda 18
Rebs: Gruda 9
Asts: Johannès 4
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Maripier Malo (CAN), James Boyer (AUS), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
13:40
v
United States  86–69  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 28–30, 21–10, 16–13, 21–16
Pts: Wilson 20
Rebs: Stewart 13
Asts: Bird, Stewart 6
Pts: Takada 15
Rebs: Akaho 8
Asts: Machida 11
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Yener Yılmaz (TUR), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ), Gizella Györgyi (NOR)

2 August 2021 (2021-08-02)
10:00
v
Nigeria  83–102  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 16–21, 19–33, 26–18
Pts: Macaulay 18
Rebs: Chidom, Elonu 7
Asts: Nyingifa 8
Pts: Hayashi 23
Rebs: Akaho 7
Asts: Machida 15
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Juan Fernández (ARG), Andreia Silva (BRA), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)
Quarterfinal
4 August 2021 (2021-08-04)
17:20
v
Japan  86–85  Belgium
Scoring by quarter: 19–16, 22–26, 20–26, 25–17
Pts: Miyazawa 21
Rebs: Akaho 7
Asts: Machida 14
Pts: Meesseman 25
Rebs: Meesseman 11
Asts: Allemand 8
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Yu Jung (TPE), Amy Bonner (USA), James Boyer (AUS)
Semifinal
6 August 2021 (2021-08-06)
20:00
v
Japan  87–71  France
Scoring by quarter: 14–22, 27–12, 27–16, 19–21
Pts: Akaho 17
Rebs: Akaho, Miyazawa 7
Asts: Machida 18
Pts: Gruda 18
Rebs: Williams 8
Asts: Williams 7
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Maripier Malo (CAN), Luis Castillo (ESP), Yevgeniy Mikheyev (KAZ)
Final
8 August 2021 (2021-08-08)
11:30
v
United States  90–75  Japan
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 27–25, 25–17, 15–19
Pts: Griner 30
Rebs: Stewart 14
Asts: Taurasi 8
Pts: Takada 17
Rebs: Okoye 8
Asts: Machida 6
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Andreia Silva (BRA), Maripier Malo (CAN)

3×3 basketballEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarter-finals Semi-finals GM / BM Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Japan men's 3×3 Men's 3×3 tournament  Poland
L 19–20
 Belgium
W 18–16
 Netherlands
L 20–21
 Latvia
L 18–21
 Serbia
L 11–21
ROC
L 16–19
 China
W 21–16
6  Latvia
L 18–21
Did not advance 6
Japan women's 3×3 Women's 3×3 tournament ROC
L18–21
 Romania
W 20–8
 Mongolia
W 19–10
 France
W 19–15
 China
L 12–15
 Italy
W 22–10
 United States
W 20–18
4  France
L 14–16
Did not advance 5

Men's tournamentEdit

Japan men's basketball 3x3 team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The players were announced on 3 July 2021.[21]

Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  Serbia 7 7 0 138 91 +47 Semifinals
2  Belgium 7 4[a] 3 126 127 −1
3  Latvia 7 4[a] 3 133 129 +4 Quarterfinals
4  Netherlands 7 4[a] 3 132 129 +3
5  ROC 7 3 4 116 125 −9
6  Japan (H) 7 2[b] 5 123 134 −11
7  Poland 7 2[b] 5 120 130 −10
8  China 7 2[b] 5 119 142 −23
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Belgium 2–0, Latvia 1–1, Netherlands 0–2
  2. ^ a b c Japan 1–1, 123 PS; Poland 1–1, 120 PS; China 1–1, 119 PS
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
19:05
v
Japan  19–20 (OT)  Poland
Pts: Brown, Tominaga 7 Pts: Pawłowski, Zamojski 7
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Vlad Ghizdareanu (ROU), Jasmina Juras (SRB)

24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
22:25
v
Belgium  16–18 (OT)  Japan
Pts: Bogaerts 5 Pts: Yasuoka 7
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Vlad Ghizdareanu (ROU), Su Yu-yen (TPE)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
19:05
v
Japan  20–21  Netherlands
Pts: Tominaga 10 Pts: Bekkering, Slagter 6
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Marek Maliszewski (POL), Vanessa Devlin (AUS)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
22:25
v
Latvia  21–18  Japan
Pts: Lasmanis 7 Pts: Tominaga 9
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Edmond Ho (HKG), Marek Maliszewski (POL)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
12:00
v
Serbia  21–11  Japan
Pts: Domović Bulut 7 Pts: Yasuoka 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Edmond Ho (HKG), Glenn Tuitt (USA)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
15:00
v
Japan  16–19  ROC
Pts: Brown 7 Pts: Pisklov 7
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Glenn Tuitt (USA), Cecília Tóth (HUN)

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
15:05
v
China  16–21  Japan
Pts: Gao 8 Pts: Tominaga, Yasuoka 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Markos Michaelides (SUI), Jasmina Juras (SRB)
Quarter-finals
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
22:20
v
Latvia  21–18  Japan
Pts: Krūmiņš 9 Pts: Tominaga 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Jasmina Juras (SRB), Marek Maliszewski (POL)

Women's tournamentEdit

Japan women's national 3x3 team qualified for the Olympics by securing a top three finish at the 2021 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[22]

Team roster

The players were announced on 3 July 2021.[21]

Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  United States 7 6 1 136 98 +38 Semifinals
2  ROC 7 5[a] 2 129 90 +39
3  China 7 5[a] 2 127 97 +30 Quarterfinals
4  Japan (H) 7 5[a] 2 130 97 +33
5  France 7 4 3 118 116 +2
6  Italy 7 2 5 98 125 −27
7  Romania 7 1 6 89 142 −53
8  Mongolia 7 0 7 79 141 −62
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c ROC 2–0, China 1–1, Japan 0–2
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
10:15
v
ROC  21–18  Japan
Pts: O. Frolkina 7 Pts: Shinozaki 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Edmond Ho (HKG), Cecília Tóth (HUN)

24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
14:25
v
Romania  8–20  Japan
Pts: Ursu-Kim 3 Pts: Mawuli 9
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Sara El-Sharnouby (EGY), Markos Michaelides (SUI)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
10:15
v
Japan  19–10  Mongolia
Pts: Mawuli, Yamamoto 6 Pts: Chimeddolgor, Solongo 3
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Shi Qirong (CHN), Markos Michaelides (SUI)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
17:55
v
Japan  19–15  France
Pts: three players 5 Pts: Paget 6
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Evgeny Ostrovskiy (RUS), Vanessa Devlin (AUS)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
10:15
v
Japan  12–15  China
Pts: Mawuli 5 Pts: Wang L. 5
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Marek Maliszewski (POL), Vanessa Devlin (AUS)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
14:25
v
Italy  10–22  Japan
Pts: Consolini 4 Pts: Mawuli 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Cecília Tóth (HUN), Su Yu-yen (TPE)

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
13:30
v
United States  18–20  Japan
Pts: Dolson 7 Pts: Yamamoto 8
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Evgeny Ostrovskiy (RUS), Shi Qirong (CHN)
Quarter-finals
27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
21:50
v
Japan  14–16  France
Pts: Shinozaki 7 Pts: Paget 5
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Evgeny Ostrovskiy (RUS), Cecília Tóth (HUN)

BoxingEdit

Japan entered six boxers (four men and two women) into the Olympic tournament. Sewon Okazawa (men's welterweight), 2018 world bronze medalist Tsukimi Namiki (women's flyweight), and Sena Irie (women's featherweight) secured the spots on the host nation's squad in their respective weight divisions, either by advancing to the semifinal match or by scoring a box-off triumph, at the 2020 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan.[23][24] Three more boxers were officially selected by the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Japanese Boxing Federation to take up the host nation places for the Games, including Rio 2016 Olympian Daisuke Narimatsu in the men's lightweight division.[25]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ryomei Tanaka Men's flyweight  Finol (VEN)
W 5–0
 Hu Jg (CHN)
W 3–1
 Martinez (COL)
W 4–1
 Paalam (PHI)
L 0–5
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Daisuke Narimatsu Men's lightweight  Pezo (PER)
W 5–0
 Safiullin (KAZ)
L WO
Did not advance
Sewon Okazawa Men's welterweight  Yadav (IND)
W 5–0
 Iglesias (CUB)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Yuito Moriwaki Men's middleweight  Mousavi (IRI)
W 3–2
 Khyzhniak (UKR)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Tsukimi Namiki Women's flyweight  Nanziri (UGA)
W 5–0
 Sousa (BRA)
W 5–0
 Valencia (COL)
W 5–0
 Krasteva (BUL)
L 0–5
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Sena Irie Women's featherweight  Solorzano (ESA)
W 5–0
 Hlimi (TUN)
W 5–0
 Nechita (ROU)
W 3–2
 Artingstall (GBR)
W 3–2
 Petecio (PHI)
W 5–0
1st place, gold medalist(s)

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Being the host nation, Japan has been awarded one boat each in all four classes. On October 20, 2019, the slalom canoeists were officially selected to the host nation's roster at the conclusion of the NHK Slalom International Cup, with Rio 2016 bronze medalist Takuya Haneda remarkably going to his fourth straight Olympics.[26][27]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinals Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takuya Haneda Men's C-1 106.57 11 105.15 11 105.15 13 Q 107.82 10 Q 109.30 10
Kazuya Adachi Men's K-1 97.72 14 92.09 6 92.09 6 Q 101.60 16 Did not advance
Ayano Sato Women's C-1 161.77 21 151.03 19 151.03 20 Did not advance
Aki Yazawa Women's K-1 129.87 21 127.91 21 127.91 22 Q 124.73 19 Did not advance

SprintEdit

Being the host nation, Japan has been awarded a minimum of three boats, with one each in the men's C-1 1000 m, women's C-1 200 m, and women's K-1 500 m. The men's K-4 500 m boat was added to the team roster with a top-ten finish at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary and the women's K-1 200 m with the fastest finish vying for qualification at the 2021 Asian Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.[28][29] With the cancellation of the 2021 Pan American Championships and the lack of eligible competitors available from the Americas in the canoe sprint regatta, the women's C-2 500 m crew accepted a spare berth from the International Canoe Federation for the Japanese team.[30]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Takanori Tōme Men's C-1 1000 m 4:37.208 7 QF 4:38.546 6 Did not advance
Hiroki Fujishima
Yūsuke Miyata
Momotaro Matsushita
Keiji Mizumoto
Men's K-4 500 m 1:32.295 6 QF 1:28.211 7 Did not advance
Teruko Kiriake
Manaka Kubota
Women's C-2 500 m 2:16.791 7 QF 2:08.849 5 FB Bye 2:06.196 14
Yuka Ono Women's K-1 200 m 45.251 7 QF 45.610 7 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Japan entered a squad of four riders (two per gender) to compete in their respective Olympic road races. Two of them filled out the places reserved for the host nation, while the remaining male and female rider earned a slot each by finishing in the top 50 (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[31]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Yukiya Arashiro Men's road race 6:15:38 35
Nariyuki Masuda 6:25:16 84
Hiromi Kaneko Women's road race 4:01:08 43
Eri Yonamine 3:55:13 21
Women's time trial 34:34.97 22

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Japanese riders accumulated spots for both men and women in the sprint, keirin, and omnium, as well as the women's madison, based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.

Topping the podium in the women's omnium at the 2020 Worlds, Yumi Kajihara became the first Japanese rider to guarantee a spot on the host nation's track cycling team for the Games.[32] Five more members on the squad were named on June 4, 2020, with sprint riders Yudai Nitta (London 2012) and Yuta Wakimoto (Rio 2016) booking their spots for the second Olympics.[33]

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
Yudai Nitta Men's sprint  
 
Yuta Wakimoto  
 
Yuka Kobayashi Women's sprint  
 
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Yudai Nitta Men's keirin
Yuta Wakimoto
Yuka Kobayashi Women's keirin
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Eiya Hashimoto Men's omnium
Yumi Kajihara Women's omnium 2 38 5 32 2 38 11 2 110 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Yumi Kajihara
Kisato Nakamura
Women's madison

Mountain bikingEdit

As the host nation, Japanese mountain bikers have already received a quota place each per gender at their disposal for the Games. The mountain biking team was officially named to the host nation's roster on June 5, 2020, with Kohei Yamamoto booking his fourth consecutive trip to the Games on the men's side.[34]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kohei Yamamoto Men's cross-country 1:32:35 29
Miho Imai Women's cross-country –3 LAP 37

BMXEdit

As the host nation, Japan has already received four quota places each per gender per event at their disposal for the Games.

Racing
Athlete Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Yoshitaku Nagasako Men's race 12 5 Did not advance
Sae Hatakeyama Women's race 22 6 Did not advance
Freestyle
Athlete Event Seeding Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Rim Nakamura Men's freestyle 87.67 2 85.10 5
Minato Oike Women's freestyle 61.45 8 75.40 7

DivingEdit

Japan, as the host nation, is automatically entitled to places in all synchronized diving events, but athletes for individual events must qualify through their own performances at 2019 FINA World Championships, the 2019 Asian Cup, and the 2020 FINA World Cup series.

Five-time Olympian Ken Terauchi and his Rio 2016 partner Sho Sakai became the first Japanese divers to be selected to the squad after finishing seventh in the men's synchronized springboard at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.[35]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries
[36][37]
Semifinals
[38][39]
Final
[40][41][42][43]
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ken Terauchi 3 m springboard 430.20 10 Q 424.50 7 Q 359.70 12
Reo Nishida 10 m platform 314.30 25 Did not advance
Rikuto Tamai 374.25 16 Q 413.65 8 Q 431.95 7
Sho Sakai
Ken Terauchi
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 393.93 5
Hiroki Ito
Kazuki Murakami
10 m synchronized platform N/A 377.10 8
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries
[44][45]
Semifinals
[46]
Final
[47][48]
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Haruka Enomoto 3 m springboard 277.85 17 Q 255.40 17 Did not advance
Sayaka Mikami 317.10 5 Q 273.70 16 Did not advance
Matsuri Arai 10 m platform 268.80 22 Did not advance
Haruka Enomoto
Hazuki Miyamoto
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 269.40 5
Matsuri Arai
Minami Itahashi
10 m synchronized platform N/A 291.42 6

EquestrianEdit

Japan, as the host nation, automatically received a team of three riders in each of the three sporting disciplines: dressage, eventing, and jumping.

DressageEdit

Masanao Takahashi and Rubicon have been named the traveling alternates.

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Shingo Hayashi Scolari Individual 65.714 48 N/A Did not advance
Hiroyuki Kitahara Huracan 66.304 45 Did not advance
Kazuki Sado Ludwig der Sonnenkönig 62.531 56 Did not advance
Shingo Hayashi
Hiroyuki Kitahara
Kazuki Sado
See above Team 6264.5 14 Did not advance N/A Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

EventingEdit

Ryuzo Kitajima and Feroza Nieuwmoed have been named the reserves.

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Yoshiaki Oiwa Calle Individual 31.50 21 Eliminated Did not advance
Toshiyuki Tanaka Talma d'Allou 32.70 29 30.80 63.50 35 12.00 75.50 34 Did not advance
Kazuma Tomoto Vinci de la Vigne 26.10 7 1.60 27.50 5 4.00 31.50 7 0.40 31.90 4 31.90 4
Yoshiaki Oiwa
Toshiyuki Tanaka
Kazuma Tomoto
Ryuzo Kitajima (s)
Calle
Talma d'Allou
Vinci de la Vigne
Feroza Nieuwmoed
Team 90.10 4 232.40 322.50 12 16.00+20.00 358.50 11 N/A 358.50 11
  • (s) – substituted before jumping – 20 replacement penalties

JumpingEdit

Mike Kawai and As de Mai have been named the traveling alternates.

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Jump-off
Penalties Rank Penalties Time Rank Penalties Time Rank
Daisuke Fukushima Canyon Individual 0 =1 Q 0 87.57 =1 Q 0 43.76 6
Koki Saito Chilensky 0 =1 Q 5 89.82 13 Did not advance
Eiken Sato Saphyr des Lacs 1 =26 Q 16 84.67 25 Did not advance
Daisuke Fukushima
Koki Saito
Eiken Sato
See above Team Eliminated Did not advance

FencingEdit

Japanese fencers qualified a full squad in the women's team foil for the Games as the highest-ranked nation from Asia and Oceania outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[49] Rookies Masaru Yamada (men's épée), Takahiro Shikine (men's foil), Kento Yoshida (men's sabre), and Misaki Emura (women's sabre), with Nozomi Satō (women's épée) going to her third consecutive Games, secured additional places on the host nation's roster as one of the two highest-ranked fencers each vying for qualification from Asia and Oceania in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[50][51]

Eight more fencers were officially named to the host nation's roster on April 25, 2021, including Rio 2016 Olympians Kazuyasu Minobe (men's épée) and Chika Aoki (women's sabre) and American-born Kaito Streets (men's sabre).[52]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Koki Kano Épée Bye  E Garozzo (ITA)
W 15–12
 Bida (ROC)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Kazuyasu Minobe Bye  Jurka (CZE)
W 15–14
 Park S-y (KOR)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Masaru Yamada Bye  Petrov (KGZ)
W 15–13
 Kurbanov (KAZ)
W 15–8
 Santarelli (ITA)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Koki Kano
Kazuyasu Minobe
Satoru Uyama
Masaru Yamada
Team épée N/A  United States (USA)
W 45–39
 France (FRA)
W 45–44
 South Korea (KOR)
W 45–38
 ROC
W 45–36
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kyosuke Matsuyama Foil Bye  Pauty (FRA)
W 15–7
 D Garozzo (ITA)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Toshiya Saito Bye  Toldo (BRA)
W 15–10
 Lefort (FRA)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Takahiro Shikine Bye  Samandi (TUN)
W 15–4
 Choi (HKG)
W 15–6
 Abouelkassem (EGY)
W 15–13
 D Garozzo (ITA)
L 9–15
 Choupenitch (CZE)
L 8–15
4
Kyosuke Matsuyama
Yudai Nagano
Toshiya Saito
Takahiro Shikine
Team foil N/A Bye  Italy (ITA)
W 45–43
 France (FRA)
L 42–45
 United States (USA)
L 31–45
4
Tomohiro Shimamura Sabre  Mackiewicz (USA)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Kaito Streets  Bounabi (ALG)
W 15–9
 Dershwitz (USA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Kento Yoshida  Quintero (VEN)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Tomohiro Shimamura
Kaito Streets
Kenta Tokunan
Kento Yoshida
Team sabre N/A  Egypt (EGY)
L 42–45
Did not advance 9
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nozomi Satō Épée Bye  Kang Y-m (KOR)
W 15–14
 Beljajeva (EST)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Rio Azuma Foil Bye  Jeon H-s (KOR)
L 10–11
Did not advance
Sera Azuma Bye  Ryan (CAN)
L 11–12
Did not advance
Yuka Ueno Bye  Mohamed (EGY)
W 15–5
 Ross (USA)
W 15–9
 Kiefer (USA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Rio Azuma
Sera Azuma
Sumire Tsuji
Yuka Ueno
Team foil N/A  United States (USA)
L 36–45
Classification semifinal
 Egypt (EGY)
W 45–27
Fifth place match
 Canada (CAN)
L 31–45
6
Chika Aoki Sabre  Dayibekova (UZB)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Misaki Emura Bye  Gkountoura (GRE)
W 15–8
 Brunet (FRA)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Norika Tamura Bye  Qian Jr (CHN)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Chika Aoki
Misaki Emura
Shihomi Fukushima
Norika Tamura
Team sabre N/A  Tunisia (TUN)
W 45–29
 ROC
L 34–45
Classification semifinal
 Hungary (HUN)
W 45–42
Fifth place match
 United States (USA)
W 45–43
5

Field hockeyEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group stage Quarter-finals Semi-finals GM / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Japan men's Men's tournament  Australia
L 3–5
 Argentina
L 1–2
 New Zealand
D 2–2
 Spain
L 1–4
 India
L 3–5
6 Did not advance 11
Japan women's Women's tournament  China
L 3–4
 New Zealand
L 1–2
 Australia
L 0–1
 Argentina
L 1–2
 Spain
L 1–4
6 Did not advance 11

Men's tournamentEdit

As the host nation, Japan men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of obtaining a world ranking equal to or better than thirtieth place by the end of 2018, or not finish lower than sixth at the 2018 Asian Games.[53]

Team roster

The squad was announced on 8 June 2021.[54]

Head coach: Netherlands Siegfried Aikman[55]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
1 FW Koji Yamasaki (1996-02-27)27 February 1996 (aged 25) 97 28 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
4 MF Genki Mitani (1990-06-12)12 June 1990 (aged 31) 168 6 Japan Vercosta Fukui
5 MF Seren Tanaka (1992-11-09)9 November 1992 (aged 28) 103 8 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
6 MF Hiromasa Ochiai (1994-02-09)9 February 1994 (aged 27) 75 5 Japan Tochigi Liebe
7 FW Kazuma Murata (1991-11-28)28 November 1991 (aged 29) 120 33 Japan Tochigi Liebe
9 FW Kenta Tanaka (1988-05-04)4 May 1988 (aged 33) 154 80 Netherlands HGC
11 FW Kenji Kitazato (1989-05-19)19 May 1989 (aged 32) 162 50 Japan Alder Hanno
12 MF Yuma Nagai (1996-03-18)18 March 1996 (aged 25) 11 0 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
13 DF Manabu Yamashita (Captain) (1989-02-04)4 February 1989 (aged 32) 186 1 Japan Oyabe Redox
14 MF Kaito Tanaka (1995-11-01)1 November 1995 (aged 25) 45 5 Japan Indicator Light Fullertel
15 MF Ken Nagayoshi (1999-10-26)26 October 1999 (aged 21) 12 0 Japan Tenri University Bears
17 FW Kentaro Fukuda (1995-07-27)27 July 1995 (aged 25) 69 15 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
20 DF Masaki Ohashi (1993-05-08)8 May 1993 (aged 28) 94 0 Japan Tochigi Liebe
25 DF Shota Yamada (1994-12-21)21 December 1994 (aged 26) 102 32 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
29 DF Hirotaka Zendana (1993-02-14)14 February 1993 (aged 28) 119 30 Japan Tenri University Bears
30 GK Takashi Yoshikawa (1994-11-29)29 November 1994 (aged 26) 94 0 Japan Gifu Asahi Club
31 FW Kota Watanabe (1996-10-30)30 October 1996 (aged 24) 74 8 Japan Vercosta Fukui
32 DF Yoshiki Kirishita (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 (aged 22) 55 4 Japan Tochigi Liebe
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 4 1 0 22 9 +13 13 Quarter-finals
2  India 5 4 0 1 15 13 +2 12
3  Argentina 5 2 1 2 10 11 −1 7
4  Spain 5 1 2 2 9 10 −1 5
5  New Zealand 5 1 1 3 11 16 −5 4
6  Japan (H) 5 0 1 4 10 18 −8 1
Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
(H) Host
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
09:30
v
Japan  3–5  Australia
Ke. Tanaka field hockey ball 22'27'
Kirishita field hockey ball 26'
Report Brand field hockey ball 11'
Craig field hockey ball 14'
Govers field hockey ball 31'
Zalewski field hockey ball 38'
Beale field hockey ball 50'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Jakub Mejzlík (CZE)
Lim Hong-Zhen (SGP)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
19:00
v
Japan  1–2  Argentina
Ke. Tanaka field hockey ball 60' Report Tolini field hockey ball 5'
Keenan field hockey ball 19'
South Pitch
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Peter Wright (RSA)

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
11:45
v
Japan  2–2  New Zealand
Yamasaki field hockey ball 3'
Ke. Tanaka field hockey ball 40'
Report Wilson field hockey ball 11'
Lane field hockey ball 41'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
20:45
v
Japan  1–4  Spain
Zendana field hockey ball 2' Report Lleonart field hockey ball 3'55'
Quemada field hockey ball 23'
Alegre field hockey ball 28'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)
Martin Madden (GBR)

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
18:30
v
Japan  3–5  India
Ke. Tanaka field hockey ball 19'
Watanabe field hockey ball 33'
Murata field hockey ball 59'
Report Harmanpreet field hockey ball 13'
Gurjant field hockey ball 17'56'
Shamsher field hockey ball 34'
Nilakanta field hockey ball 51'
North Pitch
Umpires:
David Tomlinson (NZL)
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)

Women's tournamentEdit

As the host nation, Japan women's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of obtaining a world ranking equal to or better than thirtieth place by the end of 2018, or not finish lower than sixth at the 2018 Asian Games.[56]

Team roster

The squad was announced on 8 June 2021.[57]

Head coach: Spain Xavier Arnau

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 DF Yu Asai (1996-01-08)8 January 1996 (aged 25) 78 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
3 DF Kimika Hoshi (1996-01-26)26 January 1996 (aged 25) 46 Japan Sony H.C. BRAVIA Ladies
6 DF Emi Nishikori (1993-01-09)9 January 1993 (aged 28) 73 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
7 FW Kana Nomura (1990-03-23)23 March 1990 (aged 31) 128 Japan Southern Metropolis Silver Shooting Stars
8 MF Yukari Mano (captain) (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 27) 124 Japan Sony H.C. BRAVIA Ladies
9 FW Yuri Nagai (1992-05-26)26 May 1992 (aged 29) 179 Japan Sony H.C. BRAVIA Ladies
10 MF Hazuki Nagai (1994-08-15)15 August 1994 (aged 26) 173 Japan Sony H.C. BRAVIA Ladies
11 DF Shihori Oikawa (1989-03-12)12 March 1989 (aged 32) 133 Japan Tokyo Verdy Hockey Team
13 DF Miki Kozuka (1996-01-13)13 January 1996 (aged 25) 65 Japan GlaxoSmithKline Orange United
14 MF Maho Segawa (1996-06-23)23 June 1996 (aged 25) 46 Japan Tokyo Verdy Hockey Team
15 FW Mai Toriyama (1995-04-13)13 April 1995 (aged 26) 15 Japan Southern Metropolis Silver Shooting Stars
16 DF Natsuha Matsumoto (1995-07-31)31 July 1995 (aged 25) 43 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
17 FW Aki Yamada (1992-11-24)24 November 1992 (aged 28) 27 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
18 FW Aki Mitsuhashi (1989-09-12)12 September 1989 (aged 31)
19 FW Kanon Mori (1996-05-01)1 May 1996 (aged 25) 28 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
25 FW Kaho Tanaka (1997-10-25)25 October 1997 (aged 23)
29 MF Sakurako Omoto (1998-03-19)19 March 1998 (aged 23) 31 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
32 GK Sakiyo Asano (1987-05-26)26 May 1987 (aged 34) 111 Japan Gifu Morning Ladies
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 5 0 0 13 1 +12 15 Quarterfinals
2  Spain 5 3 0 2 9 8 +1 9
3  Argentina 5 3 0 2 8 8 0 9
4  New Zealand 5 2 0 3 8 7 +1 6
5  China 5 2 0 3 9 16 −7 6
6  Japan (H) 5 0 0 5 6 13 −7 0
Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
(H) Host
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
11:45
v
Japan  3–4  China
Nomura field hockey ball 21'
Y. Nagai field hockey ball 31'
H. Nagai field hockey ball 45+'
Report Gu field hockey ball 10'35'
Zhang Y. field hockey ball 20'
Liang field hockey ball 52'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Ayanna McClean (TTO)
Michelle Meister (GER)

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
20:45
v
Japan  1–2  New Zealand
Oikawa field hockey ball 18' Report Merry field hockey ball 26'
Ralph field hockey ball 29'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Annelize Rostron (RSA)

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
18:30
v
Japan  0–1  Australia
Report M. Fitzpatrick field hockey ball 33'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
20:45
v
Japan  1–2  Argentina
Mori field hockey ball 19' Report Gorzelany field hockey ball 10'
M. Granatto field hockey ball 45'
North Pitch
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Ayanna McClean (TTO)

31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
10:00
v
Japan  1–4  Spain
Mori field hockey ball 6' Report Barrios field hockey ball 25'
García Grau field hockey ball 38'
Mejías field hockey ball 55'
Bonastre field hockey ball 57'
South Pitch
Umpires:
Sarah Wilson (GBR)
Maggie Giddens (USA)

Football (soccer)Edit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group stage Quarter-finals Semi-finals Bronze medal match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Japan men's Men's tournament  South Africa
W 1–0
 Mexico
W 2–1
 France
W 4–0
1 Q  New Zealand
W 0–0 (4–2)
 Spain
L 0–1
 Mexico
L 1–3
4
Japan women's Women's tournament  Canada
D 1–1
 Great Britain
L 0–1
 Chile
W 1–0
3 Q  Sweden
L 1–3
Did not advance 8

Men's tournamentEdit

Japan men's football team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

Japan's final squad was announced on 22 June 2021.[58]

Head coach: Hajime Moriyasu

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Keisuke Osako (1999-07-28)28 July 1999 (aged 21) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2 2DF Hiroki Sakai* (1990-04-12)12 April 1990 (aged 31) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
3 2DF Yuta Nakayama (1997-02-16)16 February 1997 (aged 24) Netherlands PEC Zwolle
4 2DF Ko Itakura (1997-01-27)27 January 1997 (aged 24) Netherlands Groningen
5 2DF Maya Yoshida* (captain) (1988-08-24)24 August 1988 (aged 32) Italy Sampdoria
6 3MF Wataru Endo* (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 28) Germany VfB Stuttgart
7 4FW Takefusa Kubo (2001-06-04)4 June 2001 (aged 20) Spain Real Madrid
8 3MF Koji Miyoshi (1997-03-26)26 March 1997 (aged 24) Belgium Antwerp
9 4FW Daizen Maeda (1997-10-20)20 October 1997 (aged 23) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
10 3MF Ritsu Dōan (1998-06-16)16 June 1998 (aged 23) Netherlands PSV
11 4FW Kaoru Mitoma (1997-05-20)20 May 1997 (aged 24) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
12 1GK Kosei Tani (2000-11-22)22 November 2000 (aged 20) Japan Shonan Bellmare
13 3MF Reo Hatate (1997-11-21)21 November 1997 (aged 23) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
14 2DF Takehiro Tomiyasu (1998-11-05)5 November 1998 (aged 22) Italy Bologna
15 2DF Daiki Hashioka (1999-05-17)17 May 1999 (aged 22) Belgium Sint-Truiden
16 4FW Yuki Soma (1997-02-25)25 February 1997 (aged 24) Japan Nagoya Grampus
17 3MF Ao Tanaka (1998-09-10)10 September 1998 (aged 22) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
18 4FW Ayase Ueda (1998-08-28)28 August 1998 (aged 22) Japan Kashima Antlers
19 4FW Daichi Hayashi (1997-05-23)23 May 1997 (aged 24) Japan Sagan Tosu
20 2DF Koki Machida (1997-08-25)25 August 1997 (aged 23) Japan Kashima Antlers
21 2DF Ayumu Seko (2000-06-07)7 June 2000 (aged 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka
22 1GK Zion Suzuki (2002-08-21)21 August 2002 (aged 18) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds

* Over-aged player

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan (H) 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3  France 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
4  South Africa 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source: TOCOG and FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Japan 1–0 South Africa
Kubo 71' Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)


France 0–4 Japan
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Japan 0–1 (a.e.t.) Spain
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Asensio 115'
Referee: Kevin Ortega (Peru)
Bronze medal match

Women's tournamentEdit

Japan women's football team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The final squad of 22 athletes was announced on 18 June 2021.[59]

Head coach: Asako Takakura

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sakiko Ikeda (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 29) 18 0 Japan Urawa Reds
2 2DF Risa Shimizu (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 26) 37 1 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
3 2DF Saori Takarada (1999-12-27) 27 December 1999 (age 22) 7 1 United States Washington Spirit
4 2DF Saki Kumagai (captain) (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 31) 114 1 France Lyon
5 2DF Moeka Minami (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 23) 15 1 Japan Urawa Reds
6 3MF Hina Sugita (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 25) 23 2 Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa
7 3MF Emi Nakajima (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 31) 85 14 Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa
8 3MF Narumi Miura (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 24) 24 1 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
9 4FW Yuika Sugasawa (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 31) 75 24 Japan Urawa Reds
10 4FW Mana Iwabuchi (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 29) 77 35 England Aston Villa
11 4FW Mina Tanaka (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 28) 47 23 Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa
12 3MF Jun Endo (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 22) 17 1 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
13 3MF Yuzuho Shiokoshi (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 24) 3 2 Japan Urawa Reds
14 3MF Yui Hasegawa (1997-01-29) 29 January 1997 (age 25) 46 11 Italy Milan
15 4FW Yuka Momiki (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 26) 38 14 United States OL Reign
16 2DF Asato Miyagawa (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 24) 14 0 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
17 2DF Nanami Kitamura (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
18 1GK Ayaka Yamashita (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 26) 40 0 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
19 2DF Shiori Miyake (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 26) 25 0 Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa
20 3MF Honoka Hayashi (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 24) 6 0 Sweden AIK
21 3MF Momoka Kinoshita (2003-03-02) 2 March 2003 (age 19) 4 1 Japan Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
22 1GK Chika Hirao (1996-12-31) 31 December 1996 (age 25) 2 0 Japan Albirex Niigata
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
3  Japan (H) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Chile 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: TOCOG and FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Japan 1–1 Canada
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)

Japan 0–1 Great Britain
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)

Chile 0–1 Japan
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Attendance: 1,326[60]
Quarterfinal
Sweden 3–1 Japan
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)

GolfEdit

Japan entered two male and two female golfers into the Olympic tournament.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Hideki Matsuyama Men's 69 64 67 69 269 −15 T4
Rikuya Hoshino 71 68 73 66 278 −6 T38
Nasa Hataoka Women's 70 68 67 69 274 −10 T9
Mone Inami 70 65 68 65 268 −16 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Japan fielded a full squad of four gymnasts each in both the men's and women artistic gymnastics events, respectively. The men's team secured a berth in the team all-around by winning a bronze at the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, while the women's team claimed one of the nine spots available at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[61][62] The women's team was named on 15 May 2021 at the conclusion of the NHK Cup.[63] The full men's team was announced on 6 June 2021.[64]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Daiki Hashimoto Team 14.700 14.766 13.866 14.866 15.300 15.033 Q 88.531 1 Q 14.600 14.800 13.833 14.833 15.100 N/A
Kazuma Kaya 13.933 14.833 Q 14.366 13.200 15.100 14.033 85.465 9 14.566 14.100 15.000 14.200
Takeru Kitazono 14.666 13.916 13.333 14.700 14.900 14.433 Q 85.948 7 Q 14.600 14.200 14.166 15.000 14.500
Wataru Tanigawa 14.466 13.833 14.300 13.666 15.241 13.400 84.906 13 14.500 14.500 15.233 14.666
Total 43.832 42.515 42.532 43.232 45.641 43.499 262.251 1 Q 43.700 43.566 42.433 44.232 44.666 43.800 262.397 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Individual
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Daiki Hashimoto All-around See team results 14.833 15.166 13.533 14.700 15.300 14.933 88.465 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Horizontal bar N/A 15.033 N/A 1 Q N/A 15.066 N/A 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kazuma Kaya Pommel horse N/A 14.833 N/A 7 Q N/A 14.900 N/A 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Takeru Kitazono All-around See team results 14.566 14.500 13.500 14.666 15.066 14.400 86.698 5
Horizontal bar N/A 14.433 N/A 6 Q N/A 12.333 N/A 6
Event specialist individual
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Kōhei Kameyama Pommel horse N/A 15.266 N/A 2 Q N/A 14.600 N/A 5
Kōhei Uchimura Horizontal bar N/A 13.866 N/A 20 Did not advance
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Hitomi Hatakeda Team 12.266 14.133 13.000 13.333 52.732 39 14.100 13.333 12.800 N/A
Yuna Hiraiwa 13.733 11.700 13.533 12.666 51.632 49 13.900 13.566
Mai Murakami 14.433 12.133 13.366 13.933 Q 53.965 23 Q 14.266 12.700 13.833 14.066
Aiko Sugihara 14.266 13.366 11.566 13.333 52.531 41 14.183 13.333 13.200
Total 42.432 39.632 39.999 40.599 162.662 8 Q 42.349 40.133 40.732 40.066 163.280 5
Individual finals
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Mai Murakami All-around See team results 14.533 13.733 13.766 14.000 56.032 5
Floor exercise N/A 13.933 N/A 8 Q N/A 14.166 N/A 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Event specialist individual
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Urara Ashikawa Balance beam N/A 13.900 N/A 12 R1 N/A 13.733 N/A 6

RhythmicEdit

As the host nation, Japan automatically received a guaranteed place in the group all-around competition at the Games. One rhythmic gymnast was added to the roster by finishing in the top sixteen of the individual all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Baku.[65] Chisaki Oiwa qualified an additional spot through the 2021 World Cup series.[66] The athletes for the group all-around were announced on 2 July 2021.[67]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Chisaki Oiwa Individual 23.100 19.600 23.600 21.250 87.550 19 Did not advance
Sumire Kita 23.150 23.900 24.550 21.200 92.800 11 R1 Did not advance
Athletes Event Qualification Final
5 apps 3+2 apps Total Rank 5 apps. 3+2 apps Total Rank
Sakura Noshitani
Sayuri Sugimoto
Ayuka Suzuki
Nanami Takenaka
Kiko Yokota
Group 40.400 39.325 79.725 7 Q 42.750 29.750 72.500 8

TrampolineEdit

Japan qualified one gymnast each for the men's and women's trampoline by finishing in the top eight, respectively, at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo.[68] Japan qualified an additional spot in both men's and women's trampoline through the 2019–2020 Trampoline World Cup series.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Daiki Kishi Men's 111.540 6 Q 57.815 7
Ryosuke Sakai 62.250 15 Did not advance
Hikaru Mori Women's 63.775 13 Did not advance
Megu Uyama 103.585 5 Q 54.655 5

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET: After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group stage Quarter-finals Semi-finals GM / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Japan men's Men's tournament  Denmark
L 30–47
 Sweden
L 26–28
 Egypt
L 29–33
 Bahrain
 Portugal
Japan women's Women's tournament  Netherlands
L 21–32
 Montenegro
W 29–26
 South Korea
 Angola
 Norway

Men's tournamentEdit

Japan men's handball team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The squad was announced on 8 July 2021.[69]

Head coach: Iceland Dagur Sigurðsson

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
10 LW Naoki Sugioka (1994-04-18)18 April 1994 (aged 27) 1.77 m 33 37 Japan Toyota Auto Body
12 GK Yuta Iwashita (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 30) 1.83 m 20 1 Japan Toyota Boshoku Kyushu
13 P Kenya Kasahara (1988-05-15)15 May 1988 (aged 33) 1.97 m 77 64 Japan Toyota Auto Body
15 LB Adam Yuki Baig (1999-04-12)12 April 1999 (aged 22) 1.94 m 43 79 Japan Chuo University
18 LB Kohei Narita (1989-06-15)15 June 1989 (aged 32) 1.91 m 93 136 Japan Wakunaga Pharmaceutical
19 RB Shinnosuke Tokuda (1995-12-06)6 December 1995 (aged 25) 1.78 m 63 224 Japan Toyoda Gosei
20 RB Jin Watanabe (1990-01-17)17 January 1990 (aged 31) 1.83 m 95 305 Japan Toyota Auto Body
21 LW Remi Anri Doi (1989-09-28)28 September 1989 (aged 31) 1.80 m 60 145 Japan Zeekstar Tokyo
22 GK Motoki Sakai (1995-11-10)10 November 1995 (aged 25) 1.92 m 25 3 Japan Toyoda Gosei
25 RW Hiroki Motoki (1992-02-14)14 February 1992 (aged 29) 1.82 m 86 235 Japan Osaki Osol
31 LB Tatsuki Yoshino (1994-07-13)13 July 1994 (aged 27) 1.83 m 46 181 Japan Toyota Auto Body
33 CB Yuto Agarie (1993-07-06)6 July 1993 (aged 28) 1.83 m 69 238 Japan Zeekstar Tokyo
38 CB Kotaro Mizumachi (1995-03-13)13 March 1995 (aged 26) 1.83 m 8 12 Japan Toyoda Gosei
41 RB Rennosuke Tokuda (1998-05-15)15 May 1998 (aged 23) 1.80 m 11 20 Poland Grupa Azoty Tarnów
43 P Shuichi Yoshida (2001-03-26)26 March 2001 (aged 20) 1.91 m 10 23 Poland Grupa Azoty Tarnów
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 5 4 0 1 174 139 +35 8[a] Quarter-finals
2  Egypt 5 4 0 1 154 134 +20 8[a]
3  Sweden 5 4 0 1 144 142 +2 8[a]
4  Bahrain 5 1 0 4 129 149 −20 2[b]
5  Portugal 5 1 0 4 143 156 −13 2[b]
6  Japan (H) 5 1 0 4 146 170 −24 2[b]
Source: Tokyo 2020 and IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Denmark 2 Pts, +2 GD; Egypt 2 Pts, 0 GD, Sweden 2 Pts, −2 GD
  2. ^ a b c Bahrain 2 Pts, +1 GD; Portugal 2 Pts, 0 GD, Japan 2 Pts, −1 GD
24 July 2021
21:30
Denmark  47–30  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Holm, Saugstrup 9 (25–14) Motoki 8
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26 July 2021
21:30
Japan  26–28  Sweden Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
Motoki 6 (14–17) Wanne 8
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28 July 2021
14:15
Japan  29–33  Egypt Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Schulze, Tönnies (GER)
Tokuda 8 (11–18) El-Ahmar 8
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30 July 2021
11:00
Bahrain  32–30  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Raluy, Sabroso (ESP)
Al-Sayyad, Habib 7 (17–16) Motoki 7
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1 August 2021
09:00
Portugal  30–31  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Brunner, Salah (SUI)
four players 4 (14–16) R. Tokuda 6
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Women's tournamentEdit

Japan women's handball team automatically qualified for the Olympics as the host nation.

Team roster

The squad was announced on 28 June 2021.[70] On 30 July, Kaho Sunami was replaced by Mana Horikawa.[71]

Head coach: Denmark Ulrik Kirkely

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 P Kaho Sunami (1993-01-05)5 January 1993 (aged 28) 1.66 m 45 74 Japan Sony Semiconductor
4 RB Yui Sunami (1991-06-07)7 June 1991 (aged 30) 1.62 m 59 160 Japan Hokkoku Bank
5 LB Sayo Shiota (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 (aged 32) 1.72 m 66 62 Japan Hokkoku Bank
9 CB Aya Yokoshima (1990-07-03)3 July 1990 (aged 31) 1.62 m 55 160 Japan Hokkoku Bank
11 P Mana Horikawa (1994-03-04)4 March 1994 (aged 27) 1.74 m 17 2 Japan lzumi Maple Reds
12 GK Minami Itano (1993-02-02)2 February 1993 (aged 28) 1.74 m 26 1 Japan lzumi Maple Reds
18 LW Yuki Tanabe (1989-08-25)25 August 1989 (aged 31) 1.70 m 59 196 Germany Thüringer HC
21 RW Ayaka Ikehara (1990-09-24)24 September 1990 (aged 30) 1.58 m 43 101 Denmark Odense Håndbold
24 LB Nozomi Hara (1991-03-09)9 March 1991 (aged 30) 1.70 m 78 224 Japan MIE violet' IRIS
25 CB Mana Ohyama (1992-12-07)7 December 1992 (aged 28) 1.65 m 45 105 Japan Hokkoku Bank
27 LB Haruno Sasaki (1995-02-26)26 February 1995 (aged 26) 1.72 m 23 80 Japan Hokkoku Bank
28 P Shiori Nagata (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 33) 1.71 m 109 92 Japan Omron
30 GK Sakura Hauge (1987-01-07)7 January 1987 (aged 34) 1.74 m 49 5 France ESBF Besançon
34 LW Maharu Kondo (1996-01-24)24 January 1996 (aged 25) 1.58 m 0 0 Japan lzumi Maple Reds
40 RB Shio Fujii (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 36) 1.64 m 121 613 Japan Osaka Lovvits
81 CB Mayuko Ishitate (1987-01-18)18 January 1987 (aged 34) 1.67 m 96 201 Japan MIE violet' IRIS
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 5 5 0 0 170 123 +47 10 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 169 143 +26 8
3  Montenegro 5 2 0 3 139 142 −3 4
4  South Korea 5 1 1 3 147 165 −18 3[a]
5  Angola 5 1 1 3 130 156 −26 3[a]
6  Japan (H) 5 1 0 4 124 150 −26 2
Source: Tokyo 2020 and IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b South Korea 31–31 Angola
25 July 2021
09:00
Netherlands  32–21  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
Abbingh 7 (18–10) Fujii 5
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27 July 2021
09:00
Japan  29–26  Montenegro Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Alpaidze, Berezkina (RUS)
Hara, Ikehara 6 (14–13) Brnović 6
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29 July 2021
14:15
Japan  24–27  South Korea Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: Kurtagic, Wetterwik (SWE)
Kondo 7 (11–12) Ryu 9
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31 July 2021
09:00
Angola  28–25  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: García, Paolantoni (ARG)
three players 5 (15–13) Hara 6
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2 August 2021
21:30
Norway  37–25  Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Referees: El-Saied, El-Saied (EGY)
Frafjord 6 (16–11) Ohyama, Yokoshima 5
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JudoEdit

As the host nation, Japanese judoka have already received fourteen quota places (seven in each gender) at their disposal for the Games.[72]

On November 24, 2019, Akira Sone (women's +78 kg) became the first judoka to be selected to the host nation's squad for the Games, following her triumph at the IJF Grand Slam Cup in Osaka.[73] Twelve more judoka were officially named to the roster on February 27, 2020, with Shohei Ono looking to defend his Olympic title in the men's 73-kg division on the home soil.[74] Meanwhile, Hifumi Abe trounced the reigning world champion Joshiro Maruyama to lock the men's 66 kg spot in a gruelling 24-minute playoff at the Kodokan Judo Institute on December 13, 2020, completing the host nation's judo roster for the rescheduled Games.[75]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Naohisa Takato −60 kg N/A Bye  Verstraeten (BEL)
W 010–000
 Chkhvimiani (GEO)
W 101–000
 Smetov (KAZ)
W 012–002
Bye  Yang Y-w (TPE)
W 101–003
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Hifumi Abe −66 kg N/A Bye  Le Blouch (FRA)
W 100–002
 Yondonperenlei (MGL)
W 010–001
 Cargnin (BRA)
W 100–000
Bye  Margvelashvili (GEO)
W 010–000
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Shohei Ono −73 kg Bye  Raicu (ROU)
W 100–000
 Çiloğlu (TUR)
W 101–000
 Orujov (AZE)
W 101–000
 Tsend-Ochir (MGL)
W 011–002
Bye  Shavdatuashvili (GEO)
W 012–001
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Takanori Nagase −81 kg Bye  Albayrak (TUR)
W 102–003
 Parlati (ITA)
W 102–002
 Ressel (GER)
W 012–000
 Casse (BEL)
W 011–002
Bye  Mollaei (MGL)
W 011–000
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Shoichiro Mukai −90 kg Bye  Feuillet (MRI)
W 100–000
 Tóth (HUN)
L 001–101
Did not advance
Aaron Wolf −100 kg N/A Bye  Khurramov (UZB)
W 100–000
 Paltchik (ISR)
W 011–001
 Liparteliani (GEO)
W 011–000
Bye  Cho G-h (KOR)
W 102–002
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Hisayoshi Harasawa +100 kg N/A Bye  Kim M-j (KOR)
W 012–001
 Khammo (UKR)
W 101–001
 Krpálek (CZE)
L 001–011
Bye  Riner (FRA)
L 003–101
5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Funa Tonaki −48 kg Bye  Csernoviczki (HUN)
W 100–000
 Pareto (ARG)
W 100–000
 Bilodid (UKR)
W 010–000
Bye  Krasniqi (KOS)
L 000–010
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Uta Abe −52 kg Bye  Pimenta (BRA)
W 100–001
 Giles (GBR)
W 011–000
 Giuffrida (ITA)
W 011–002
Bye  Buchard (FRA)
W 101–000
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Tsukasa Yoshida −57 kg Bye  Lu Tj (CHN)
W 101–001
 Nelson-Levy (ISR)
W 010–001
 Gjakova (KOS)
L 000–011
Bye  Liparteliani (GEO)
W 101–000
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Miku Tashiro −63 kg  Renshall (GBR)
W 010–002
 Ozdoba-Błach (POL)
L 001–101
Did not advance
Chizuru Arai −70 kg Bye  Pérez (PUR)
W 101–000
 Scoccimarro (GER)
W 100–000
 Taimazova (ROC)
W 101–002
Bye  Polleres (AUT)
W 010–001
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Shori Hamada −78 kg Bye  Pacut (POL)
W 100–000
 Babintseva (ROC)
W 112–002
 Wagner (GER)
W 101–000
Bye  Malonga (FRA)
W 100–000
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Akira Sone +78 kg Bye  Hershko (ISR)
W 110–000
 Sayit (TUR)
W 100–001
 Kindzerska (AZE)
W 100–001
Bye  Ortiz (CUB)
W 101–003
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage GM / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shoichiro Mukai
Shohei Ono
Aaron Wolf
Uta Abe
Chizuru Arai
Akira Sone
Tsukasa Yoshida
Team Bye  Germany (GER)
W 4–2
 ROC
W 4–0
Bye  France (FRA)
L 1–4
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

KarateEdit

As the host nation, Japanese karateka have already received eight quota places (four in each gender) at their disposal for the Games.[76] With the cancellation of the last qualifying tournaments before the April 6, 2020 cutoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Karate Federation officially named the Japanese karateka to take up the host nation places based on the country's selection criteria. Among the country's karateka were three-time world champion Ryo Kiyuna in the men's individual kata and multiple world medalist Ayumi Uekusa in the women's +61-kg kumite.[77]

Kumite
Athlete Event Group stage Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Naoto Sago Men's −67 kg  El-Sawy (EGY)
W 4–3
 Farzaliyev (AZE)
L 0–1
 Assadilov (KAZ)
L 0–3
 Şamdan (TUR)
L 1–2
4 Did not advance 7 Archived 2021-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
Ken Nishimura Men's −75 kg  Scott (USA)
W 2–0
 Horuna (UKR)
L 1–2
 Abdelaziz (EGY)
W 8–7
 Hárspataki (HUN)
L 1–3
3 Did not advance 5 Archived 2021-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
Ryutaro Araga Men's +75 kg  Arkania (GEO)
W 3–2
 Yuldashev (KAZ)
W 4–2
 Aktaş (TUR)
W 5–3
 Horne (GER)
Withdrawn
1 q  Hamedi (KSA)
L 0–2
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Miho Miyahara Women's −55 kg  Plank (AUT)
W 6–2
 Sayed (EGY)
L 3–5
 Zhangbyrbay (KAZ)
W 11–2
 Terliuga (UKR)
L 0–4
3 Did not advance 5 Archived 2021-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
Mayumi Someya Women's −61 kg  Çoban (TUR)
L 4–0
 Heurtault (FRA)
W 6–3
 Yin Xy (CHN)
L 2–4
 Garcés (VEN)
L 5–8
4 Did not advance 7 Archived 2021-08-06 at the Wayback Machine
Ayumi Uekusa Women's +61 kg  Semeraro (ITA)
L 3–4
 Zaretska (AZE)
L 1–4
 Hocaoğlu (TUR)
W 5–4
 Berultseva (KAZ)
W 5–1
3 Did not advance 7 Archived 2021-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
Kata
Athlete Event Elimination round Ranking round Final / BM
Score Rank Score Rank Opposition
Result
Rank
Kiyou Shimizu Women's 27.70 1 Q 27.86 1 Q Gold medal final
 Sánchez (ESP)
L 27.88 – 28.06
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Ryo Kiyuna Men's 28.33 1 Q 28.72 1 Q Gold medal final