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Masao Harada

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMasao•Harada (-Fujie)
Used nameMasao•Harada
Original name原田•正夫
Other names藤江正夫
Born22 September 1912 in Sogabe, Kameoka, Kyoto (JPN)
Died22 January 2000 in Yokohama, Kanagawa (JPN)
Measurements177 cm / 60 kg
NOC Japan


Masao Harada later used the surname Fujie because he was adopted by the Fujie family. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto Imperial University. At the Berlin Olympics he was beaten by his compatriot Naoto Tajima, from the same university, who set a world record. In the long jump, Harada won the Japanese Championship four times (1935-36, 1938-39), and won the triple jump three times (1933, 1939-40). At the 1934 Far Eastern Games he placed second in both events and at the 1935 International University Games he was third in the long jump. In 1934 he also set a Japanese record in the triple jump. Harada was always identified by his glasses, which he had to wear due to extreme short-sightedness. After graduation he joined the Hitachi Company. He died of respiratory failure at the age of 87.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.59 (1934); TJ – 15.73 (1939).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics JPN Masao Harada
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Japan DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) NP r1/2
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver