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Asa Dogura

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAsa•Dogura (-Tajima)
Used nameAsa•Dogura
Original name土倉•麻
Born11 June 1914 in Kyoto, Kyoto (JPN)
Died20 April 2008 in Kamakura, Kanagawa (JPN)
Measurements162 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsKyoto Girls Junior und Senior High School, Kyoto (JPN)
NOC(s) Japan


Attending Kyoto Girls High School, Asa Dogura represented Japan at the Los Angeles Olympics, placing fifth with the Japanese 4x100 metre relay team. She later married fellow 1932 Olympian Naoto Tajima, who was to become gold medalist in the triple jump at the Berlin Olympics four years later. At the age of 93 Dogura died from cancer. She was said to be the model for a character in the novel The Fruit of Olympus published in 1940 by Hidemitsu Tanaka, well-known novelist and rowing Olympian.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.5 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Women Olympic 4 h4 r1/3 Representing Japan    
  4 × 100 metres Relay, Women Olympic Japan 5

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