Konosuke Sano

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKonosuke•Sano
Used nameKonosuke•Sano
Original name佐野•幸之助
Born9 September 1894 in Ōtsu, Izumo, Shimane (JPN)
AffiliationsMatsue City Young Men’s Association, Matsue (JPN)
NOC Japan


Konosuke Sano’s talent was discovered at the 1916 “San’in Olympic Games” (currently “All San-in Track and Field Championship”), a youth tournament supported by Shizo Kanakuri. It was held under this name for the first time and was sponsored by the Matsue City Young Men’s Association, of which Sano was a member. In 1920, he was the first Olympian from Shimane Prefecture but failed to qualify for the finals of the 5,000 and 10,000 metres events. He was more successful at the 5th Far Eastern Games in Shanghai in 1921, winning silver in the 5-mile competition.

Personal Bests: 5000 – unknown; 10000 – 33:58.0 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics JPN Konosuke Sano
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r1/2
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9 h2 r1/2
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS