Japan at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1956 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 Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 110 in 13 sports
Flag bearer Shozo Sasahara
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
4
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 110 competitors, 94 men and 16 women, took part in 71 events in 13 sports.[1]

Medalists

Athletics

Men's Marathon

Basketball

Boxing

Cycling

Time trial
Individual road race

Diving

Men's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 70.76
  • Final — 123.69 (→ 11th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 69.76
  • Final — 120.20 (→ 12th place)

Women's 10m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 48.45
  • Final — 70.95 (→ 10th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 46.15
  • Final — 69.71 (→ 11th place)

Fencing

One fencer represented Japan in 1956.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's sabre

Football

Gymnastics

Rowing

Japan had nine male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men's eight

Shooting

Six shooters represented Japan in 1956.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap

Swimming

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Japan Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database


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