Japan at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Japan at the
1972 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 Munich
Competitors 184 (148 men and 36 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearer Masatoshi Shinomaki
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
13 8 8 29
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Japan competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 184 competitors, 148 men and 36 women, took part in 113 events in 21 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Med 1.png* Takao Kawaguchi — Judo, Men's Lightweight (63 kg)

Silver

Med 2.png* Kikuo Wada — Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Lightweight

Bronze

Med 3.png* Motoki Nishimura — Judo, Men's Heavyweight

Archery

In the first modern archery competition at the Olympics, Japan entered three men and one woman. Their highest placing competitor was Yoshiko Akayama, at 17th place in the women's competition.

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Men's 5000 metres

  • Heat — 13:44.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 14:12.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.05m (→ 19th place)
  • Qualification Round — 2.06m (→ did not advance)

Basketball

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Three cyclists represented Japan in 1972.

Sprint
1000m time trial
  • Final — 1:10.00 (→ 20th place)
Tandem

Diving

Men's 3m Springboard

Men's 10m Platform

  • Junji Yuasa — 276.00 points (→ 19th place)

Women's 3m Springboard

Women's 10m Platform

Equestrianism

Fencing

Five fencers, all men, represented Japan in 1972.

Men's foil
Men's team foil

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (14-20)
  • Lost to Hungary (12-20)
  • Defeated United States (20-16)
  • Classification Matches
  • 9th/12th place: Lost to Norway (17-19)
  • 11th/12th place: Defeated Iceland (19-18) → 11th place

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Japan in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Sakano, Makihara, and Kubo — 13569 points (13th place)

Rowing

Men's Single Sculls

  • Heat — 8:20.82
  • Repechage — 8:27.36 (→ did not advance)

Sailing

Men's Finn:

Men's Flying Dutchman:

Shooting

Six male shooters represented Japan in 1972.

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

Swimming

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Romania (3-1)
  • Defeated Cuba (3-0)
  • Defeated East Germany (3-0)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-0)
  • Defeated West Germany (3-0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Bulgaria (3-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated East Germany (3-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Water polo

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group C)
  • Lost to Spain (4-6)
  • Lost to Soviet Union (1-11)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (4-7)
  • Lost to Italy (5-12) → Did not advance
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Badminton (demonstration sports)

Men's Doubles:

  1. 1st round - Lost to Ng. Boon Bee and Punch Gunalan of Malaysia (8 - 15, 1 - 15)

Women's Singles:

  1. 1st round - defeated Ulla Strand of Denmark (11 - 5, 11 - 9)
  2. Semi–Final - defeated Gillian Gilks of Great Britain (11 - 3, 8 - 11, 11 - 9)
  3. Final - defeated Utami Dewi of Indonesia (11 - 5, 11 - 3)
  1. 1st round - defeated Joke van Beusekom of Netherlands (11 - 3, 11 - 2)
  2. Semi-Final - lost to Utami Dewi of Indonesia (5 - 11, 9 - 11)

Mixed Doubles:

  • Kojima and Nakayama
  1. 1st round - lost to Talbot and Gilks of Great Britain (9 - 15, 4 - 15)

References

  1. ^ "Japan at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
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