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Japanese Athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Japan Medal Count (Tally) 2016 Olympics

Rank Country Country Name Gold Silver Bronze Total

Japan will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21, 2016.

It is sending 226 athletes who would compete in 21 sports.

Some of the games in which the Japanese players would participate, include basketball, football, field hockey, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, equestrian, boxing, rugby's seven, wrestling, and weightlifting.

Japan made its debut at the 1912 Summer Olympics. Since then, it has participated in every tournament, except in 1948 and 1980. Japan was refused permission to attend the 1948 Summer Olympics and was a part of the US-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow.

Since its debut in 1912, Japan has won 398 medals at the Olympics. It won the highest number of gold medals in Judo, which stands at 36.

Around 295 Japanese athletes took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England, from July 27 to August 12, 2012. They competed in 24 sports bagging a total of 38 medals - seven gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze.

Japan hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The country is scheduled to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 36
  • Athletes Participating : 336
  • Events : 182

Japan Olympic Team at 2016 Rio Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Nozomi OkuharaBadminton
Misaki MatsutomoBadminton
Akane YamaguchiBadminton
Ayaka TakahashiBadminton
Kenichi HayakawaBadminton
Ayane KuriharaBadminton
Ramu TokashikiBasketball
Asami YoshidaBasketball
Rui MachidaBasketball
Mika KuriharaBasketball
Yukiya ArashiroCycling - Road
Minami ItahashiDiving
Yuki OtaFencing
Haru NomuraGolf
Shiho OyamaGolf
Yuta IkedaGolf
Shingo KatayamaGolf
Kōhei UchimuraGymnastics
Kenzō ShiraiGymnastics
Ryohei KatoGymnastics
Asuka TeramotoGymnastics
Mai MurakamiGymnastics
Aiko SugiharaGymnastics
Yusuke TanakaGymnastics
Koji YamamuroGymnastics
Sae MiyakawaGymnastics
Kaori MatsumotoJudo
Hisayoshi HarasawaJudo
Mashu BakerJudo
Shohei OnoJudo
Masashi EbinumaJudo
Ami KondoJudo
Misato NakamuraJudo
Naohisa TakatoJudo
Ryunosuke HagaJudo
Airi HatakeyamaRhythmic gymnastics
Marie YamaguchiRugby sevens
Ayaka SuzukiRugby sevens
Takuma AsanoSoccer
Takumi MinaminoSoccer
Ryota OshimaSoccer
Shoya NakajimaSoccer
Wataru EndoSoccer
Shinzo KorokiSoccer
Naomichi UedaSoccer
Yuya KuboSoccer
Shinya YajimaSoccer
Sei MuroyaSoccer
Yosuke IdeguchiSoccer
Tsukasa ShiotaniSoccer
Hiroki FujiharuSoccer
Masatoshi KushibikiSoccer
Kosuke NakamuraSoccer
Takuya IwanamiSoccer
Riki HarakawaSoccer
Masashi KamekawaSoccer
Rikako IkeeSwimming
Runa ImaiSwimming
Ryosuke IrieSwimming
Kosuke HaginoSwimming
Daiya SetoSwimming
Kanako WatanabeSwimming
Natsumi SakaiSwimming
Satomi SuzukiSwimming
Rie KanetoSwimming
Takeshi MatsudaSwimming
Miki UchidaSwimming
Natsumi HoshiSwimming
Junya KogaSwimming
Suzuka HasegawaSwimming
Miho TeramuraSwimming
Ai FukuharaTable tennis
Kasumi IshikawaTable tennis
Mima ItoTable tennis
Jun MizutaniTable tennis
Koki NiwaTable tennis
Maharu YoshimuraTable tennis
Mayu HamadaTaekwondo
Kei NishikoriTennis
Misaki DoiTennis
Nao HibinoTennis
Aska CambridgeTrack & field
Chisato FukushimaTrack & field
Suguru OsakoTrack & field
Ryota YamagataTrack & field
Yoshihide KiryūTrack & field
Ayuko SuzukiTrack & field
Kayoko FukushiTrack & field
Shōta IizukaTrack & field
Julian Jrummi WalshTrack & field
Yuta ShitaraTrack & field
Kota MurayamaTrack & field
Mai ItoTrack & field
Keisuke UshiroTrack & field
Kenji FujimitsuTrack & field
Ryohei AraiTrack & field
Yuzo KanemaruTrack & field
Kei TakaseTrack & field
Tomomi TanakaTrack & field
Konomi KaiTrack & field
Ai UedaTriathlon
Yuka SatoTriathlon
Saori KimuraVolleyball
Haruka MiyashitaVolleyball
Arisa SatōVolleyball
Miyu NagaokaVolleyball
Saori SakodaVolleyball
Erika ArakiVolleyball
Yuki IshiiVolleyball
Yurie NabeyaVolleyball
Mai YamaguchiVolleyball
Kanami TashiroVolleyball
Haruyo ShimamuraVolleyball
Kotoki ZayasuVolleyball
Kenya YasudaWater polo
Kanae YagiWeightlifting
Hiromi MiyakeWeightlifting
Saori YoshidaWrestling
Kaori IchoWrestling
Eri TosakaWrestling

List of Japan Competitors Participating in the Rio Games

Field hockey01616
Modern pentathlon213
Rugby sevens121224
Synchronized swimming99
Table tennis336
Water polo13013

Last Updated On : August 08, 2016

Olympic Athletes - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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