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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

SportMenWomenTotal
Archery134
Athletics341448
Badminton459
Basketball01212
Boxing202
Canoeing415
Cycling8210
Diving213
Equestrian7310
Fencing336
Field hockey01616
Football18018
Golf224
Gymnastics71219
Judo7714
Modern pentathlon213
Rowing224
Rugby sevens121224
Sailing5611
Shooting538
Swimming181836
Synchronized swimming99
Table tennis336
Taekwondo011
Tennis134
Triathlon134
Volleyball01212
Water polo13013
Weightlifting347
Wrestling4610
Total168164332


Last Updated On : August 08, 2016

Olympic Athletes - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics



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