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Yasuharu Furuta

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameYasuharu•Furuta
Used nameYasuharu•Furuta
Original name古田•康治
Born11 September 1914 in Nogata, Fukuoka (JPN)
Died8 May 2008 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka (JPN)
NOC(s) Japan


From Kansai University, Furuta Yasuharu competed in the men’s 110 metre hurdles at the 1936 Berlin Olympics but only placed last in the first heat. In 1946 he won the national championship in the triple jump, the first after World War II. Furuta later served as a board member of the Japan Athletics Federation.

Personal Best: 110H – 15.6 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics 110 metres Hurdles, Men Olympic 6 h1 r1/3 Representing Japan