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Akitsugu Konno

Full name: Akitsugu Konno
Original name: 金野 昭次
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: September 1, 1944 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Affiliations: Hokkaido Takushoku Bank
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

If the victory of Yukio Kasaya on the normal hill at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo was not wholly unexpected, Akitsugu Konno’s silver medal in the same event was much more of a surprise. Whilst Kasaya had dominated the preceding Four Hills Tournament in Europe, Konno had not posted a top 10 finish in the three events he had contested and was not expected to match his more illustrious colleague. Jumping early in the competition at Sapporo he held the lead in the first round before being beaten by two of his countryman but then a long second jump moved him ahead of Seiji Aochi and into second place. The clean sweep of the podium places made a lasting impact on Japanese sports lovers and ensured his fame for the following decades. Konno was amongst the bearers of the Olympic Flag when the Games returned to Japan in 1998. After his retirement from sport he worked for a bank.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Japan JPN 24
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Japan JPN 20T
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Japan JPN 2 Silver
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Japan JPN 12

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 24 196.3
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 28 101.3 72.5 52.8 48.5 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.0 17.0
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 26 95.0 69.5 48.0 47.0 15.5 15.0 15.5 16.0 16.0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 2 234.8
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 3 OB 120.2 82.5 67.2 53.0 19.0 17.5 17.5 17.5 18.0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 2 114.6 79.0 61.6 53.0 18.0 17.5 17.0 17.5 18.0

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 20T 191.1
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 26 95.5 91.5 49.5 46.0 15.0 15.5 15.5 15.0 15.5
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 15 95.6 90.5 48.1 47.5 16.0 16.5 15.5 15.0 16.0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Final Standings 12 199.1
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Jump 1 6 109.7 98.0 57.2 52.5 17.5 17.0 18.0 17.0 18.0
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Ski Jumping Japan Jump 2 23 89.4 88.5 43.9 45.5 15.0 15.5 15.0 14.5 16.0
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