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Sakuta Takefushi

Full name: Sakuta Takefushi
Original name: 竹節 作太
Gender: Male
Born: April 17, 1906 in Iiyama, Nagano, Japan
Died: August 12, 1988
Affiliations: Waseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Biography

After attending the Iiyama Junior High School, Sakuta Takefushi studied at the Waseda University and graduated in 1929 from its School of Commerce. At the Japanese Championships, he won the relay title with the Waseda team in 1925 and 1926. Back in Japan, he investigated new ski and waxing materials and published a manual in 1930. After his graduation, he joined the Tokyo newspaper Nichi Nichi Shimbun (now Mainichi Shimbun) as a journalist. He was also known as an excellent mountaineer, who joined Japan’s first expedition to the Himalayas in 1936 which made the first successful ascent of the Nanda Kot peak. He also was a member of the crew of the first and second Manaslu-Expeditions 1952-54. Between 1949-54 Takefushi was chairman of the Japanese Ski Federation. He retired in 1959 but still held a post for the promotion of tourism, and wrote several mountaineering books.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Japan JPN 31
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Japan JPN AC DNF
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Japan JPN 26

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Japan Final Standings 31 2-04:20

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Japan Final Standings AC DNF
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Japan Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 20 2-04:20 6.375

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Japan Final Standings 26 6-08:50 30:25 37 1-02:36 38 1-42:45 =32 2-13:35 32 2-49:05 31 4-39:54 28 5-34:35 26
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