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Olympic Games

XVIII (18th) OLYMPIAD
TOKYO, JAPAN | October 10th - 24th, 1964


Tokyo, JPN


Tokyo 1964

TOKYO, JAPAN
GAMES OF THE XVIIIth OLYMPIAD

October 10-24, 1964

Mascot - none

93 countries, 5140 athletes (683 women)

19 sports (judo & volleyball added), 163 events

Opening - Emperor Hirohito (JPN)

Torch lit by - Yoshinori Sakai

Candidates: Detroit, Vienna, Brussels

Dawn Fraser was the first of many swimming wonders produced by the Australians' love for water sports. By the time of the Tokyo Games, her third, she was classed a veteran, having already won seven Olympic medals. She would later become known for altogether more controversial reasons.

The Games herald a new dawn in the east

Between October 10 - 24, 5140 athletes from 93 countries became guests of the land of the rising sun. Japan, for its part was eager to prove, as the first Asian host, that it was far removed from the atrocities of the Second World War. The organizers chose a potent symbol to prove their turnaround. Yoshinori Sakai, born on the day an atomic bomb was unleashed on Hiroshima, was chosen as the final runner to carry the Olympic flame into the arena.

Although chosen in 1936 for the 1940 Games, Tokyo had to forfeit the following year due to its conflict with China. On May 25, 1959 Japan was given full support to host the 18th Olympiad with 34 votes out of 56 in favor.

Thanks to "Mondovision" the Tokyo Games were seen by 600 million television viewers. An American satellite gave 23 European countries the opportunity to follow the events. Judo and volleyball made their debuts. Japan, who had dominated judo for a number of years, insisted on its inclusion in the program. Their determination in this quest was eventually repaid since they won three of the four available titles, although their sole defeat came as a crushing blow when Holland's Anton Geesink won the Open title. For the first time since 1952 the United States outstripped the USSR in the medals table with 36 gold against 30.

The organization of the Games gave an overall impression of Japan's obsession with perfection. But this was certainly not an unwelcome attitude. On the contrary, in fact, as a spirited and emotional Olympic breeze blew over the country for the two-week duration of the Games. Also, the people of Japan showed their enthusiasm by attending the Games en masse. Almost two million tickets were sold and, overall, the Games were a huge success.

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TOKYO 1964 GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
120 Men, 33 Women, 10 Open Events
13 new Events; 2 new sports - Judo (4) & Volleyball (2)
2 events changed (100m Backstroke becomes 200m; Canoe/Kayak Relay becomes K4 1000m)

ATHLETICS, Men
100m: Bob Hayes, USA
200m: Henry Carr, USA
400m: Mike Larrabee, USA
800m: Peter Snell, New Zealand
1500m: Peter Snell, New Zealand
5000m: Bob Schul, USA
10000m: Billy Mills, USA
4x100m: United States
4x400m: United States
110m Hurdles: Hayes Jones, USA
400m Hurdles: Rex Cawley, USA
20km Walk: Ken Matthews, Great Britain
50km Walk: Abdon Pamich, Italy
3000m Steeplechase: Gaston Roelants, Belgium
Marathon: Abebe Bikila, Ethiopia
Discus Throw: Al Oerter, USA
Hammer Throw: Romuald Klim, USSR
High Jump: Valeriy Brumel, USSR
Javelin Throw: Pauli Nevala, Finland
Long Jump: Lynn Davies, Great Britain
Pole Vault: Fred Hansen, USA
Shot Put: Dallas Long, USA
Triple Jump: Jozef Schmidt, Poland
Decathlon: Willi Holdorf, Germany

ATHLETICS, Women
100m: Wyomia Tyus, USA
200m: Edith McGuire, USA
400m: Betty Cuthbert, Australia
800m: Ann Packer, Great Britain
4x100m: Poland
80m Hurdles: Karin Balzer, Germany
Discus Throw: Tamara Press, USSR
High Jump: Iolanda Balas, Romania
Javelin Throw: Mihaela Penes, Romania
Long Jump: Mary Rand, Great Britain
Shot Put: Tamara Press, USSR
Heptathlon: Irina Press, USSR

BASKETBALL
Team, men: United States

BOXING
51kg: Fernando Atzori, Italy
54kg: Takao Sakurai, Japan
57kg: Stanislav Stepashkin, USSR
60kg: Jozef Grudzien, Poland
63.5kg: Jerzy Kulej, Poland
67kg: Marian Kasprzyk, Poland
71kg: Boris Lagutin, USSR
75kg: Valery Popenchenko, USSR
81kg: Cosimo Pinto, Italy
81+kg: Joseph Frazier, USA

CANOE/KAYAK
M\C1 1000m: Jurgen Eschert, Germany
M\C2 1000m: Andrej Chimicz/Stepan Oschepkov, USSR
M\K1 1000m: Rolf Peterson, Sweden
M\K2 1000m: Gunnar Utterberg/Sven-Olov Sjodelius, Sweden
M\K4 1000m: Soviet Union
W\K1 500m: Lyudmila Khvedosyuk, USSR
W\K2 500m: Annemarie Zimmermann/Roswitha Esser, GER

CYCLING, Men
Road Race: Mario Zanin, Italy
Team 100km Time Trial: Netherlands
1km Time Trial: Patrick Sercu, Belgium
2000m Tandem Sprint: Angelo Damiano/Sergio Bianchetto, ITA
Individual Pursuit: Jiri Daler, Czechoslovakia 
Team Pursuit: Germany
Sprint: Giovanni Pettenella, Italy

EQUESTRIAN, Open
Individual Dressage: Henri Chammartin, Switzerland
Individual Jumping: Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola, France
Individual 3-Day Event: Mauro Checcoli, Italy
Team Dressage: Germany
Team Jumping: Germany
Team 3-Day Event: Italy

FENCING
M\Individual Epee: Grigoriy Kriss, USSR
M\Individual Foil: Egon Franke, Poland
M\Individual Sabre: Tibor Pezsa, Hungary
M\Team Epee: Hungary
M\Team Foil: Soviet Union
M\Team Sabre: Soviet Union
W\Individual Foil: Ildiko Rejto, Hungary
W\Team Foil: Hungary

FOOTBALL
Team, men: Hungary

GYMNASTICS
M\Floor Exercise: Franco Menichelli, Italy
M\Horizontal Bar: Borys Shakhlin, USSR
M\Parallel Bars: Yukio Endo, Japan
M\Pommel Horse: Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslavia
M\Rings: Takuji Hayata, Japan
M\Vault: Haruhiro Yamashita, Japan
M\Individual All-Around: Yukio Endo, Japan
M\Team: Japan
W\Balance Beam: Vera Caslavska, Czechoslovakia
W\Floor Exercise: Larissa Latynina, USSR
W\Uneven Bars: Polina Astakhova, USSR
W\Vault: Vera Caslavska, Czechoslovakia
W\Individual All-Around: Vera Caslavska, Czechoslovakia
W\Team: Soviet Union

HOCKEY
Team, men: India

JUDO, Men (NEW)
68kg: Takehide Nakatani, Japan
70kg: Isao Okano, Japan
80+kg: Isao Inokuma, Japan
Open: Anton Geesnik, Netherlands

MODERN PENTATHLON
Individual: Torok Ferenc, Hungary
Team: Soviet Union

ROWING, Men
Single Sculls: Vyacheslav Ivanov, USSR
Double Sculls: Boris Dubrovskiy/Oleg Tyurin, USSR
Coxless Pair: George Hungerford/Roger Jackson, Canada
Coxed Pair: United States
Coxless Four: Denmark
Coxed Four: Germany
Eight: United States

SAILING
X\5.5m Class: Australia
X\Dragon: Denmark
X\Flying Dutchman: New Zealand
X\Star: Bahamas
M\Finn: Wilhelm Kuhweide, Germany

SHOOTING, Men
25m Rapid Fire pistol: Pentti Linnosvuo, Finland
300m Free Rifle 3x40: Gary Anderson, USA
50m Free Pistol: Vaino Johannes Markkanen, Finland
50m Small-Bore Rifle 3x40: Lones Wigger, USA
50m Small-Bore Rifle prone: Laszlo Hammerl, Hungary
Trap: Ennio Mattarelli, Italy

SWIMMING, Men
100m Freestyle: Don Schollander, USA
400m Freestyle: Don Schollander, USA
1500m Freestyle: Robert Windle, USA
200m Backstroke: Jed Graef, USA
200m Breaststroke: Ian O'Brien, Australia
200m Butterfly: Kevin Berry, Australia
400m Individual Medley: Dick Roth, USA
4x100m Freestyle Relay: United States
4x200m Freestyle Relay: United States
4x100m Medley Relay: United States
3m Springboard: Kenneth Sitzberger, USA
10m Platform: Robert Webster, USA
WATER POLO: Hungary

SWIMMING, Women
100m Freestyle: Dawn Fraser, Australia
400m Freestyle: Virginia Duenkel, USA
100m Backstroke: Cathy Ferguson, USA
200m Breaststroke: Galina Prozumenshchikova, USSR
100m Butterfly: Sharon Stouder, USA
400m Individual Medley: Donna de Varona, USA
4x100m Freestyle Relay: United States
4x100m Medley Relay: United States
3m Springboard: Ingrid Kramer, Germany
10m Platform: Lesley Bush, USA

VOLLEYBALL (NEW)
Team, men: Soviet Union
Team, women: Japan

WEIGHTLIFTING
56kg: Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR
60kg: Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan
67.5kg: Waldermar Baszanowski, Poland
75kg: Hans Zdrazila, Czechoslovakia
82.5kg: Rudolf Plugfelder, USSR
90kg: Vladimir Golovanov, USSR
90+kg: Leonid Zhabotinsky, USSR

WRESTLING, FREESTYLE
52kg: Yoshikatsu Yoshida, Japan
57kg: Yojiro Uetake, Japan
63kg: Osamu Watanabe, Japan
70kg: Eniu Walchev-Dimov, Bulgaria
78kg: Ismail Ogan, Turkey
87kg: Prodan Gardshev, Bulgaria
97kg: Alexander Medved, USSR
97+kg: Alexander Ivanizki, USSR

WRESTLING, GRECO-ROMAN
52kg: Tsutomu Hanahara, Japan
57kg: Masamitsu Ichiguchi, Japan
63kg: Imre Polyak, Hungary
70kg: Kazim Ayvaz, Turkey
78kg: Anatoli Kolessov, USSR
87kg: Branislav Simic, Yugoslavia
97kg: Boyan Radev, Bulgaria
97+kg: Istvan Kozma, Hungary

19 Sports, 163 events

U
S
A

U
R
S

J
P
N

G
E
R

I
T
A

H
U
N

P
O
L

A
U
S

T
C
H

G
B
R

B
U
L

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I
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Athletics (BEL, ETH, ROM x2)

14

5

 

2

1

 

2

1

 

4

 

1

2

36

Basketball

1

                       

1

Boxing

1

3

1

 

2

 

3

           

10

Canoe/Kayak (SWE x2)

 

3

 

2

                 

7

Cycling (BEL, NED)

     

1

3

     

1

       

7

Equestrian (FRA, SUI)

     

2

2

               

6

Fencing

 

3

     

4

1

           

8

Football

         

1

             

1

Gymnastics (YUG)

 

4

5

 

1

     

3

       

14

Hockey (IND)

                         

1

Judo (NED)

   

3

                   

4

Modern Pentathlon

 

1

     

1

             

2

Rowing (CAN, DEN)

2

2

 

1

                 

7

Sailing (BAH, DEN)

     

1

     

1

       

1

5

Shooting

2

     

1

1

         

2

 

6

Swimming (Diving & Water Polo)

16

1

 

1

 

1

 

4

         

23

Volleyball

 

1

1

                   

2

Weightlifting

 

4

1

     

1

 

1

       

7

Wrestling (TUR x2, YUG)

 

3

5

   

2

       

3

   

16

TOTAL

36

30

16

10

10

10

7

6

5

4

3

3

3

163

 

TOKYO 1964 MEDAL TALLY

Country

G

S

B

TTL

United States

36

26

28

90

USSR

30

31

25

86

Japan

16

5

8

29

Germany

10

22

18

50

Italy

10

10

7

27

Hungary

10

7

5

22

Poland

7

6

10

23

Australia

6

2

10

18

Czechoslovakia

5

6

3

14

Great Britain

4

12

2

18

Bulgaria

3

5

2

10

Finland

3

0

2

5

New Zealand

3

0

2

5

Romania

2

4

6

12

Netherlands

2

4

4

10

Turkey

2

3

1

6

Sweden

2

2

4

8

Denmark

2

1

3

6

Yugoslavia

2

1

2

5

Belgium

2

0

1

3

France

1

8

6

15

Canada

1

2

1

4

Switzerland

1

2

1

4

Bahamas

1

0

0

1

Ethiopia

1

0

0

1

India

1

0

0

1

South Korea

0

2

1

3

Trinidad and Tobago

0

1

2

3

Tunisia

0

1

1

2

ARG, CUB, PAK, PHI

0

1

0

4

Iran

0

0

2

2

BRA, GHA, IRL, KEN, MEX, NGR, URU

0

0

1

7

Total

163

167

164

494

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