Japan at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg
IOC code JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website www.joc.or.jp (in Japanese) (in English)
in Helsinki
Competitors 69 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Bunkichi Sawada
Ranked 17th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 6 2 9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Japan returned to the Olympic Games after not being invited to the 1948 Summer Olympics because of the nations's role in World War II. 69 competitors, 58 men and 11 women, took part in 60 events in 13 sports.[1]


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ishii, ShohachiShohachi Ishii Wrestling Men's Freestyle Bantamweight
 Silver Takemoto, MasaoMasao Takemoto Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault
 Silver Uesako, TadaoTadao Uesako Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercises
 Silver Suzuki, HiroshiHiroshi Suzuki Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
 Silver Hashizume, ShiroShiro Hashizume Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
 Silver Goto, ToruToru Goto, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Hiroshi Suzuki, and Teijiro Tanikawa Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
 Silver Kitano, YushuYushu Kitano Wrestling Men's Freestyle Flyweight
 Bronze Ono, TakashiTakashi Ono Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault
 Bronze Uesako, TadaoTadao Uesako Gymnastics Men's Long Horse Vault




Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race (190.4 km)

Track Competition

Men's 1.000m Time Trial

  • Final — 1:23.2 (→ 26th place)

Men's 1.000m Sprint Scratch Race


Men's 3m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 65.23 points (→ 15th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 36.24 points (→ 11th place)



One fencer, Shinichi Maki, represented Japan in 1952.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre



Japan had five male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men's coxed four



One shooter represented Japan in 1952.

50 m rifle, prone




See also


  1. ^ "Japan at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Japan Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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