Ichiro Furuyama

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIchiro•Furuyama
Used nameIchiro•Furuyama
Original name古山•一郎
Born8 February 1907
AffiliationsWaseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan


Ichiro Furuyama attended Waseda at the same time as Yoshio Okita, the dominant hammer and discus thrower in Japan during the second half of the 1920s. In 1927 and 1928 Furuyama won the discus at the Japan Athletics Championships. During the trip of Waseda’s track & field athletes he competed against Oxford and Cambridge Universities and subsequently participated in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Furuyama later went to Meiji University and graduated in 1933. Meiji claimed that he already represented its colors at the 1927 Far Eastern Games and the Amsterdam Olympics.

Personal Best: DT – 41.12 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics JPN Ichiro Furuyama
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 27 r1/2