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Takeharu Aso

Full name: Takeharu Aso
Original name: 麻生 武治
Gender: Male
Born: November 21, 1899 in Azabu, Tokyo, Japan
Died: May 30, 1993
Affiliations: Waseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Cross Country Skiing


Takeji Aso was the son of a director of the Bank of Japan and studied at the Waseda University. Initially he competed in long-distance runs, such as the Hakone Ekiden relay. Later, he went to Berlin to pursue his studies. During this time, he became a mountaineer of note and was the first Japanese person to climb the Matterhorn in 1923. The following year he made a successful ascent, with skis, of Mount Yari in the Nagano prefecture. Part of the Japanese team for the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, he also acted as an interpreter speaking English, French and German. He later lived in Norway for some time, and competed in the 1930 World Championships. At the 1932 Winter Games, he served as the manager of the Japanese team.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Japan JPN AC DNF

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Japan Final Standings AC DNF 27:40 22 55:12 24 1-34:30 26 2-03:15 27 2-38:04 27
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