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Mikio Oda

Full name: Mikio Oda
Original name: 織田 幹雄
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: March 30, 1905 in Kaitaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Died: December 2, 1998 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Affiliations: Waseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

An extraordinary jumping talent, excelling in both horizontal and vertical jumps, Mikio Oda was Japan's first Olympic champion. He won the triple jump at the 1928 Olympics by jumping 15.21 m in the qualifying round. When the gold medals were awarded at the end of the Olympics, Oda had already travelled to meet in Paris, and his medal was collected by Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, a swimmer who won Japan's second Olympic title. Oda's winning distance was commemorated at the opening ceremony of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, when the Olympic flag was hoisted on a pole of 15.21 m high. Apart from three his Olympic appearances, Oda also won international titles at the Far East Games. He won the triple jump four times (1923, 1925, 1927 and 1930), but also medalled in the long jump (gold: 1923, 1927; silver: 1930), the pole vault (silver: 1930) and the high jump (bronze: 1923). On 27 October 1931, Oda bettered the world record in the triple jump with 15.58 m, which was improved by compatriot Chuhei Nanbu within a year. After the war, Oda became a track and field official. Among other positions he held, he was a member of the Japanese Olympic Committee, the technical committee of the IAAF and team leader of the Japanese athletics team at the 1952 Olympics and 1954 Asian Games. Oda's name lives on in the Mikio Oda Memorial International Amateur Athletic Game, an annual sports event in Hiroshima, which was established by Oda himself in 1967.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.92 (1927); LJ – 7.52 (1931); TJ – 15.58 (1931).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Men's High Jump Japan JPN 10T
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Men's Long Jump Japan JPN 10T
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump Japan JPN 6
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump Japan JPN 7T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump Japan JPN 11T QR
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Triple Jump Japan JPN 1 Gold
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Triple Jump Japan JPN 12

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Final Standings 10T 1.80
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 10T 1.80
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group B 4T 1.80
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Final Round 7T 1.88
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group D 1T 1.83

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Final Standings 10T 6.830
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 10T 6.830
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group C 3 6.830
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 11T 7.11
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group C 3 7.11

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Final Standings 6 14.350
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Final Round 6 14.350
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 6 QU 14.350
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group A 3 14.350
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Final Round 1 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Final Round One 1 foul 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Final Round Two 1 14.30 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Final Round Three 1 foul 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round 1 QU 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group A 1 15.21
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 NP 15.02
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 NP 15.13
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Japan Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 NP 15.21
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Japan Final Standings 12 13.97
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