Izuo Anno

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIzuo•Anno
Used nameIzuo•Anno
Original name阿武•巌夫
Born2 December 1909 in Hagi, Yamaguchi (JPN)
Died18 December 1939 in Nanning, Guangxi (CHN)
Measurements169 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsKeio University, Minato (JPN) / Chuo University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan


While attending Konojo Junior High School in Yamaguchi prefecture, Izuo Anno won the 100 and 200 metres at the national middle-school competition held in Kyoto. One year later, he enrolled in Keio University. In 1931 and 1932 he won two consecutive titles in the 200 at the Japanese Athletics Championships. At the Los Angeles Olympics, he represented Japan in the 200 metres and ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay. In 1939, Anno served in the Sino-Japanese War and was killed in the Battle of Kunlun Pass near Nanning during an attack by the Chinese army.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.7 (1931).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics JPN Izuo Anno
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h4 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Japan 5

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