Sumiko Watanabe

Sumiko Watanabe (渡辺 すみ子, Watanabe Sumiko, 28 November 1916 – 2 November 2010)[1] was a Japanese sprinter. Aged 15 she competed in the 100 m and 4 × 100 m event at the 1932 Summer Olympics and placed fifth in the relay.[2]

Sumiko Watanabe
Sumiko Watanabe 1932.jpg
Watanabe in 1932
Personal information
Birth name渡辺 すみ子
Born(1916-11-28)28 November 1916
Nagoya, Japan
Died2 November 2010(2010-11-02) (aged 93)
Event(s)100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)12.2 (1932)

In 1935 Watanabe married the founder of Chukyo University Seimei Umemura. After that she changed her last name to Umemura (梅村) and taught physical education at Chukyo University.[1]


  1. ^ a b 梅村学園の発展に多大な功績 梅村すみ子先生逝去される.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sumiko Watanabe Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2017.