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Number of medals won at Summer Olympics Japan 1912-2016, by rank

At the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, Japanese athletes won a total number of 41 medals, which was the highest number of medals Japan achieved since it started participating in the Summer Olympics in 1912. 12 of medals won in 2016 were gold medals. The games in which these gold medalists participated in that year were swimming, gymnastics, wrestling, judo, and badminton.
The 2020 Summer Olympics were planned to be held from July 24 to August 9 in Japan.

Total number of medals earned by Japanese athletes at the Summer Olympics from 1912 to 2016, by rank

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1912 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Japan did not participate at the London 1948, the Stockholm 1956, and the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics.

The figures are based on national Olympic Committee official sites and media reports.

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