Takaharu Furukawa on the winner's podium at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Takaharu Furukawa (古川 高晴? Furukawa Takaharu, born August 9, 1984 in Aomori, Japan) is an athlete from Japan. He competes in archery. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the Men's individual event.
Furukawa competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery. He won his first match, advancing to the round of 32. In the second round of elimination, he was defeated. His final rank was 22nd overall. Furukawa was also a member of the 8th-place Japanese men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Furukawa is the 2006 All-Japan National Champion, having won the 2006 All-Japan Archery nationals at Yamaguchi in November 2006.
2008 Summer OlympicsEdit
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Furukawa finished his ranking round with a total of 663 points, which gave him the 17th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Maksim Kunda in the first round. Despite Kunda only being the 48th seed he managed to equal Furukawa and both archers scored 111 points. In the extra round Furukawa scored 18 points, but Kunda advanced to the next round because he scored 19 points.
2012 Summer OlympicsEdit
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Furukawa finished his ranking round with a 679, good for the 5th seed in the competition bracket. He advanced to the gold medal round, where he faced South Korea's Oh Jin-Hyek. After Oh Jin-Hyek scored seven set points to Furukawa's one, Oh-Jin Hyek was awarded the gold medal and Furukawa was awarded the silver.
- Athlete biography: Takaharu Furukawa, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug, 18 2008