Tsuneko Furuta

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTsuneko•Furuta
Used nameTsuneko•Furuta
Original name古田•つね子
Born20 January 1921 in Tatsuyo, Ryuyo, Shizuoka (JPN)
AffiliationsShizuoka Prefectural Iwata West High School, Iwata (JPN)
NOC Japan


Tsuneko Furuta was a Japanese freestyle swimmer. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics Furuta competed in the 100 metres freestyle, finishing sixth in her heat. Furuta was also part of Japan’s team for the 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay where they finished in last place in their heat. Furuta was also the Japanese Champion in the 100 m freestyle in 1935 and 1936 and in the 200 m freestyle in 1937.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) JPN Tsuneko Furuta
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 6 h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Japan 4 h2 r1/2