Shunkichi Hamada

Shunkichi Hamada (浜田 駿吉, Hamada Shunkichi) (October 19, 1910 – December 7, 2009) was a Japanese field hockey player who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics.

Hamada Shunkichi
Personal information
Native name浜田 駿吉
NationalityJapanese
Born(1910-10-19)October 19, 1910
Minamiawaji, Hyōgo, Japan
DiedDecember 7, 2009(2009-12-07) (aged 99).
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Alma materKeio University
Sport
SportMen’s field hockey

Hamada was born in what is now part of Minamiawaji, Hyōgo, Japan. In 1932, while a student at Keio University, he was selected to be a member of the Japanese field hockey team at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He played two matches as goalkeeper. Thirteen goals were scored against him, but the team won the silver medal.

Four years later, Hamada was a member of the Japanese field hockey team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The team won two games and lost one in elimination round and did not advance. Hamada played all three matches as goalkeeper, during which eleven goals were scored against him.

Hamada died of heart failure in Shibuya, Tokyo on December 7, 2009 at the age of 99.

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