Kiichiro Toyama

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKiichiro•Toyama
Used nameKiichiro•Toyama
Original name遠山•喜一郎
Born22 November 1909 in Hitachi, Ibaraki (JPN)
Died15 September 1999
AffiliationsKumamoto Normal School, Kumamoto (JPN)
NOC Japan


After graduating from Tokyo Higher Normal School, Kiichiro Toyama started teaching at the Kumamoto Normal School. During this time, he competed in gymnastics at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. After World War II, he served as leader of the Japanese team at the 1954 World Championship in Roma and as referee at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. In 1951, he became responsible for radio calisthenics and popularized it in Japan. Toyama was then professor at the Chiba University until 1975 and subsequently at the Tokyo Women’s College of Physical Education until 1982. He also served as vice chairman of the Japan Gymnastics Association and published various books about gymnastics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) JPN Kiichiro Toyama
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 72
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Japan 9
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 84
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 62
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =61
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 85
Rings, Men (Olympic) 35
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 70