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Japan at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Japan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Japan
IOC code  JPN
NOC Japanese Olympic Committee
Website (Japanese)
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki
Competitors 69 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Bunkichi Sawada
Rank: 17
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

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]


  • Medalists 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Boxing 3
  • Cycling 4
  • Diving 5
  • Equestrianism 6
  • Fencing 7
  • Gymnastics 8
  • Rowing 9
  • Sailing 10
  • Shooting 11
  • Swimming 12
  • Weightlifting 13
  • Wrestling 14
  • See also 15
  • References 16
  • External links 17


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 4x200m 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








See also


  1. ^ "Japan at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Retrieved 2010-09-21. 

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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