Japan at the 2022 Winter Paralympics

Japan competed at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing, China which took place between 4–13 March 2022.[1][2] In total, 29 athletes were scheduled to compete.[1][3]

Japan at the
2022 Winter Paralympics
Flag of Japan.svg
IPC codeJPN
NPCJapan Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.parasports.or.jp (in Japanese)
in Beijing, China
4 March 2022 (2022-03-04) – 13 March 2022 (2022-03-13)
Competitors29 (21 men and 8 women) in 4 sports
Flag bearer (opening)Taiki Kawayoke
Flag bearer (closing)Taiki Kawayoke
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
7
Winter Paralympics appearances (overview)

Team captain and para-alpine skier, Momoka Muraoka, became the most successful athlete after winning four medals at once. She won the downhill, Super-G, and giant slalom events. She also won silver in the super combined event.

MedalistsEdit

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

AdministrationEdit

President of the Japanese Paralympic Committee Junichi Kawai served as Chef de Mission.[3]

CompetitorsEdit

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 9 6 15
Biathlon 1* 2* 3*
Cross-country skiing 6* 3* 9*
Snowboarding 6 0 6
Total 21 8 29

Alpine skiingEdit

Japan competed in alpine skiing.[4]

BiathlonEdit

Japan competed in biathlon.[5]

Men
Athlete Events Final
Missed Shots Result Rank
Keiichi Sato 6 km, standing 2 19:15.3 11
10 km, standing 1 34:49.2 9
12.5 km, standing 1 45:15.7 7
Women
Athlete Events Final
Missed Shots Result Rank
Momoko Dekijima 6 km, standing 2 22:35.5 14
10 km, standing 3 41:59.1 10
12.5 km, standing 4 56:29.2 12
Yurika Abe 6 km, standing 7 26:13.1 16
12.5 km, standing 8 1:03:34.3 13

Cross-country skiingEdit

Japan competed in cross-country skiing.[6]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yurika Abe 1.5 km sprint, standing 3:46.04 12 Q 4:57.1 6 Did not qualify
15 km classic, standing 56:45.7 8
Momoko Dekijima 7.5 km, standing 46:55.3 14
Mika Iwamoto 1.5 km sprint, standing 4:11.96 15 Did not qualify
7.5 km, standing 55:17.0 15
Relay
Athletes Event Final
Time Rank
Keigo Iwamoto
Momoko Dekijima
Hiroaki Mori
Yurika Abe
4 x 2.5 km mixed relay 31:17.7 7
Yoshihiro Nitta
Taiki Kawayoke
4 x 2.5 km open relay 31:38.1 7

SnowboardingEdit

Japan competed in snowboarding.[7]

Banked slalom
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank
Daichi Oguri Men's SB-LL1 1:15.55 1:14.42 1:14.42 7
Junta Kosuda Men's SB-LL1 1:16.32 DNF 1:16.32 10
Takahito Ichikawa Men's SB-LL2 1:11.31 1:12.35 1:11.31 8
Keiji Okamoto Men's SB-LL2 1:13.38 1:14.34 1:13.38 13
Shinji Tabuchi Men's SB-LL2 1:14.82 1:14.57 1:14.57 18
Masataka Oiwane Men's SB-UL 1:14.39 1:14.45 1:14.39 13
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Position Position Position
Daichi Oguri Men's SB-LL1 1:08.34 1:07.69 6 Q 2 Q 4 FB 5
Junta Kosuda Men's SB-LL1 1:08.89 DNF 7 Q 2 Q 3 FB 7
Takahito Ichikawa Men's SB-LL2 1:04.33 1:03.63 6 Q 2 Q 4 FB 5
Keiji Okamoto Men's SB-LL2 1:04.77 1:03.95 8 Q 2 Q 4 FB 8
Shinji Tabuchi Men's SB-LL2 1:07.36 1:07.72 16 Q 3 Did not advance
Masataka Oiwane Men's SB-UL 1:04.18 1:12.10 11 Q 2 Q 4 FB 8

Qualification legend: Q - Qualify to next round; FA - Qualify to medal final; FB - Qualify to consolation final

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Japanese Paralympians await their turn in Beijing Games spotlight". The Japan Times. 22 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  2. ^ "北京2022冬季パラリンピック日本代表を一挙紹介(※2022年2月8日更新)" [Introducing the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Japan National Team (* Updated on February 8, 2022)]. parasapo.tokyo (in Japanese). 8 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b Lloyd, Owen (24 February 2022). "Muraoka set to captain Japanese athlete delegation at Beijing 2022 Paralympics". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 24 February 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Alpine Skiing Results Book" (PDF). 2022 Winter Paralympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Biathlon Results Book" (PDF). 2022 Winter Paralympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Results Book" (PDF). 2022 Winter Paralympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Snowboarding Results Book" (PDF). 2022 Winter Paralympics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 March 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.