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Japan at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Japan at the Olympic Games
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IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
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At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris
Competitors 19 in 4 sports
Medals
Rank: 23
Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Japan competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Background

Japan secured its first Olympic medals in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium; however, suffered from severe embarrassment when it found its Olympic team stranded in Belgium without the funds necessary to return home. The weaknesses of the Japan Amateur Athletic Association, which sponsored the team, exposed, the Japanese government agreed to subsidize future Olympic participation. Other preparation on a national level included the designation of November 3 as “National Fitness Day” with games held at the athletic grounds of Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. [1]

For the 1924 Olympics, Japan fielded a team of 28 athletes, who competed in four events. The team was equipped by Mizuno Corp., which later became one of the world’s leading sportswear and equipment manufacturers.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
File:Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Naito, KatsutoshiKatsutoshi Naito Wrestling Men's Freestyle featherweight July 14

Aquatics

Swimming

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Heats Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Tsunenobu Ishida 100 m backstroke 1:26.0 4 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 3:09.2 4 Did not advance
Torahiko Miyahata 100 m freestyle 1:04.2 3 q DNS Did not advance
Kazuo Noda 400 m freestyle 5:43.8 3 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 23:44.2 3 Did not advance
Kazuo Onoda 100 m freestyle 1:05.4 3 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle DNF Did not advance
Giyo Saito 100 m backstroke 1:20.2 2 Q 1:19.8 4 Did not advance
Katsuo Takaishi 100 m freestyle 1:04.0 1 Q 1:02.4 3 q 1:03.0 5
1500 m freestyle 22:43.2 2 Q 21:48.6 2 Q 22:10.4 5
Torahiko Miyahata
Kazuo Noda
Kazuo Onoda
Katsuo Takaishi
4×200 m freestyle relay 10:24.2 2 Q 10:12.4 3 q 10:15.2 4

Athletics

Eight athletes represented Japan in 1924. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport as well as the Games.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Shizo Kanakuri Marathon N/A Did not finish
Yahei Miura Marathon N/A Did not finish
Tokushige Noto 400 m 51.7 2 Q 50.7 5 Did not advance
800 m N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
Decathlon N/A 5248.330 22
Mikio Oda Long jump N/A 6.83 3 Did not advance
Triple jump N/A 14.35 3 Q 14.35 6
High jump N/A 1.80 4 Did not advance
Katsuo Okazaki 5000 m N/A 15:22.2 2 Q Did not finish 12
Sasago Tani 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
Kikunosuke Tashiro Marathon N/A Did not finish
Seiichi Ueda Pentathlon N/A Elim-3

Tennis

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Masanosuke Fukuda Singles Bye 22x20px Wheatley (GBR)
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
22x20px Timmer (NED)
W 8–6, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
22x20px Cochet (FRA)
L 2–6, 1–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Takeichi Harada Singles Bye 22x20px Žemla (TCH)
W 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
22x20px Cousin (FRA)
W Retired
22x20px Gilbert (GBR)
W 10–8, 2–6, 11–9, 6–2
22x20px de Morpurgo (ITA)
L 4–6, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Asaji Honda Singles 22x20px Borotra (FRA)
L 3–6, 3–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Sunao Okamoto Singles Bye 22x20px Koželuh (TCH)
L 6–4, 5–7, 8–10, 6–4, 4–6
Did not advance
Masanosuke Fukuda
Asaji Honda
Doubles N/A 22x20px van Lennep /
Timmer (NED)
W 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
22x20px Flaquer /
Saprisa (ESP)
L 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Takeichi Harada
Sunao Okamoto
Doubles N/A 22x20px Thalbitzer /
Bache (DEN)
W 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
22x20px Alonso /
Alonso (ESP)
L 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Wrestling

Freestyle wrestling

Men's
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Katsutoshi Naito Featherweight Bye 22x20px Foubert (BEL)
W
22x20px Reed (USA)
L
Silver medal semifinal
22x20px Chilcott (CAN)
W
Bronze medal semifinal
22x20px Huupponen (FIN)
W
Silver medal final
22x20px Newton (USA)
L
Bronze medal final
22x20px Hansson (SWE)
W
File:Bronze medal icon.svg

Greco-Roman

Men's
Athlete Event First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Eighth round Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Katsutoshi Naito Featherweight 22x20px Vallmajo (ESP)
W
22x20px Sánchez (ESP)
W
22x20px Capron (FRA)
L
22x20px Nord (NOR)
L
Did not advance =8

References

  • Guttmann, Allen. Japanese Sports: A History. University of Hawaii Press (2001), ISBN 0824824644

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Notes

  1. ^ Guttman, Allen. Japanese Sports: A History (University of Hawaii Press, 2001), p. 119-120.