Great Olympians

Biographies - YAM


Yama Mihoko

B. 1949-09-07, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's High Jump QU:35th -2.15
0.0015


Yamada Eri

B. 1984-03-08, Hiratsuka, Japan
Softball (2 gold, 1 bronze)
2012 2016 2012 2016 2021 HP
Women's Team bronze gold gold 11520
11520

Softball was scrapped from the Olympic program in 2012, but returned (for only one time) in Tokyo.


Yamada Ginzo

B. 1915-07-08, Owani, Japan
Cross-Country Skiing
1936 HP
Men's 18 kilometres 56th 0.000000064
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 12th 10
10.000000064


Yamada Hiroomi

B. 1942-03-04, Tokyo, Japan; D. 1981-10-21
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 HP
Men's Long Jump 9th 10th 390
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:17th 1
391


Yamada Kanematsu

B. 1903-09-16, Sakaide, Japan; D. 1977-08-27
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's Marathon fourth 2400
2400


Yamada Katsumi

B. 1905-06-06, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; D. 1970
Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping
1932 HP
Men's Individual 32nd 0.006
Men's Ski Jumping, Individual 32nd 0.006
0.012


Yamada Keizo

B. 1927-01-30, Odate, Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Marathon 26th 0.096
0.096


Yamada Kosaku

B. 1886-06-09, Tokyo, Japan; D. 1965-12-29
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Music - Compositions for Orchestra AC 115.1
115.1


Yamada Mizuki

B. 1928-09-12, Hokkaido, Japan; D. 2008-12-10
Sailing
1960 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 26th 0.08
0.08


Yamada Shingo

B. 1908-12-15, Tokyo, Japan; D. 1977-07-07
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Yamada Shinzo

B. 1914-01-17, Owami, Japan; D. 2000-03-20
Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined
1936 HP
Men's 18 kilometres 49th 0.0000016
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 12th 10
Men's Nordic Combined 43rd 0.000026
10.0000276


Yamada Taichi

B. 1917-02-20, represented Japan
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:2nd 204
204


Yamada Takashi

B. 1938-10-02, represented Japan
Sailing
1964 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) 21st 0.96
0.96


Yamada Teruko

B. 1956-06-06, Aomori, Japan
Luge
1976 HP
Women's Singles 20th 1.5
1.5


Yamada Toshihiko

B. 1932-04-16, represented Japan
Ice Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Yamafuji Hiromi

B. 1944-10-23, Akita, Japan; D. 1984-05-09
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:13th 38.4
Men's Team Pursuit R1:11th 48
86.4


Yamaguchi Junichi

B. 1940-03-30, represented Japan
Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 7th/8th 164
164


Yamaguchi Susumu

B. 1897-01-25, represented Japan; D. 1983-11-25
Art Competitions
1932 1936 HP
Painting ac 2 entries 9.634
9.634


Yamaguchi Takahiro

B. 1936-10-16, represented Japan
Weightlifting
1956 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) 10th 150
150


Yamaguchi Tetsumasa

B. 1947-03-05, Kumamoto, Japan
Canoeing - Sprint Canadian
1968 1972 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 1000 metres Rep:5th Rep:7th 134.4
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000 metres Rep:5th 80
214.4


Yamaguchi Toichi

B. 1941-12-15, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:37th -3.40
0.0004


Yamaguchi Yoshitada

B. 1944-09-28, Fujieda, Japan
Football (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 7th/8th bronze 1442
1442


Yamakage Takeshi

B. 1945-01-12, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Men's 400 metres Freestyle R1:16th 6.4
6.4


Yamamoto Hiroshi (1)

B. 1928-05-06, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 4x400m Relay R1:7th 0.64
0.64


Yamamoto Hiroshi (2)

B. 1962-10-31, Yokohama, Japan
Archery (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Men's Individual bronze 8th 17th 19th silver 10083.7
Men's Team sixth 15th 8th 226.5
10310.2


Yamamoto Ikuei

B. 1945-02-17, Aichi, Japan
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1972 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 7th 600
600


Yamamoto Katsumi

B. 1946-12-16, Kyoto, Japan
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 12th 20
20


Yamamoto Kenichi

B. 1922-11-18, represented Japan
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 HP
Men's 18 km 22nd 0.4
0.4


Yamamoto Koji

B. 1952-07-28, Hachimori, Japan; D. 2001-03-29
Basketball
1976 HP
Men's Team (11th) 32
32


Yamamoto Masahiko

B. 1956-08-26, Kushito, Hokk., Japan
Speed Skating
1976 1980 HP
Men's 1500 metres 21st 19th 2.24
Men's 5000 metres 22nd 21st 1.04
Men's 10000 metres 16th 17th 10.4
13.68


Yamamoto Morishige

B. 1882-12-20, represented Japan; D. 1962-01-27
Equestrianism - Eventing
1932 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual 7th 500
Three-Day Event, Team dnf 400
900


Yamamoto Naotake

represented Japan
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Yamamoto Noriko

B. 1944-09-26, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:17th 5
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay fourth 400
405


Yamamoto Sachiyo

B. 1950-08-04, Hyogo, Japan
Basketball
1976 HP
Women's Team fifth 500
500


Yamamoto Sadako

B. 1915-07-14, represented Japan
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Women's Javelin Throw fifth 1500
1500


Yamamoto Tadashi

B. 1923-11-25, Kagawa, Japan; D. 1998-07-28
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Triple Jump 14th 24
24


Yamamoto Tokuo

B. 1905, Iwakuni, Japan; D. 1994
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Yamamoto Yoko

B. 1958-08-21, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Breaststroke 24th 0.16
Women's 200 m Breaststroke 35th -2.10
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay sixth 160
160.161


Yamamura Akira

B. 1936-06-08, represented Japan
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 19th 2
2


Yamamura Takashi

B. 1940-09-19, represented Japan
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 19th 2
2


Yamanaka Rikiko

B. 1955-09-08, Hiroshima, Japan
Aquatics - Diving
1976 HP
Women's Springboard QU:18th 2.56
Women's Platform QU:10th 100
102.56


Yamanaka Tsuyoshi

B. 1939-01-18, Wajima, Japan
Swimming (4 silver)
1956 1960 1964 HP
400 m Free-style silver silver sixth 9504
1500 m Free-style silver fourth - 5600
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay fourth silver (bronze) 1464
16568

At 400m, he was beaten twice by Murray Rose by exactly the same margin, 3.1 sec.
At Tokyo, he swam in the heats of the relay.


Yamanaka Yuji

B. 1937-06-26, Aomori, Japan
Biathlon
1964 HP
Men's 20 km 19th 2.4
2.4


Yamane Mitsuo

B. 1924-09-09, Yamaguchi, Japan
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Trap dnq -4.54
0.000054


Yamano Toshio

B. 1937-07-15, Ishikawa, Japan
Aquatics - Diving
1960 1964 HP
Men's Springboard 7th 21st 400.64
400.64


Yamanouchi Masakatsu

B. 1942-06-01, represented Japan
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:4th 12.9
12.9


Yamao Hiroshi

B. 1943-12-10, represented Japan
Cycling - Road
1964 HP
Men's Road Race 105th -16.15
-16.15


Yamaoka Shinichi

B. 1894-01-19, Tokyo, Japan
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 100 m R1:4th 0.00009
Men's 200 m R1:4th 0.00013
0.00022


Yamaoka Toshihiko

B. 1941-09-11, Hiroshima, Japan
Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 7th/8th 164
164


Yamashita Haruhiro

B. 1938-11-15, Uwajima, Japan
Artistic Gymnastics (2 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Individual combined sixth 640
Men's Team combined gold 1600
Men's Horse Vault gold 1600
Men's Pommeled Horse fourth 400
4240


Yamashita Hiroko

B. 1951-07-29, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's Long Jump QU:21st 0.96
0.96


Yamashita Kazumi

B. 1948-10-18, Osaka, Japan
Figure Skating
1968 1972 HP
Women's Singles 14th 10th 174
174


Yamashita Noriko

B. 1945-03-06, Yamaguchi, Japan
Volleyball (1 silver)
1972 HP
Women's Team silver 2000
2000


Yamashita Sadako

B. 1932-11-05, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R1:30th 0.01
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:28th 0.0256
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay R1:10th 25
25.0356


Yamazaki Fumio

B. 1947-08-07, Tochigi, Japan
Ice Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Yamazaki Hiroshi

B. 1937-06-14, Hyogo, Japan
Weightlifting
1960 1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) dnf sixth 960.00384
960.00384


Yamazaki Hisatoshi

B. 1935-10-14, Hiroshima, Japan
Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 14th 8
8


Yamazaki Kyoko

B. 1954-11-03, Hiroshima, Japan
Archery
1976 HP
Women's Individual 26th 0.096
0.096


Yamazaki Sachiko

B. 1962-06-03, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle 25th 0.1
Women's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay 7th 100
100.1


Yamazaki Tsugio

B. 1929-09-24, represented Japan
Freestyle Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) fifth 1500
1500


Yamazaki Yaeko

B. 1950-09-02, Omuta, Japan
Volleyball (1 silver)
1972 HP
Women's Team silver 2000
2000


Fortunato Yambao

B. 1912-10-16, Santa Lucia, the Philippines; D. 1970-06-23
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team (fifth) 320
320


Written 2002-10-01 - last modified 2022-08-02

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