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Takeshi Kamo

Full name: Takeshi Kamo
Original name: 加茂 健
Gender: Male
Born: February 8, 1915 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: March 26, 2004 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Affiliations: Waseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Football

Related Olympians: Brother of Shogo Kamo.


Takeshi Kamo was the last survivor of the Japanese squad that accomplished the “miracle of Berlin,” by coming back to win in the second half from two goals down against Sweden. In the game he played inner left. He started playing football as a student at Hamamatsu Normal School, serving as team captain for five years. He later changed to Hamamatsu First Junior High School and Waseda First High School. From 1932-37 he attended Waseda University. He participated in the Berlin Olympics while a student at Waseda. In 1949 he was co-author of the book Technics and Theory of Football with [Tadao Horie]. His younger brother Shogo was also part of the squad.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Football Men's Football Japan JPN 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Football Japan JPN Final Standings 5T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Football Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1936-08-07 ITA 8, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Football Japan JPN Round One Match #3 1 1936-08-04 JPN 3, SWE 2 0
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