Seiji Aochi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSeiji•Aochi
Used nameSeiji•Aochi
Original name青地•清二
Born21 June 1942 in Kamisunagawa, Hokkaido (JPN)
Died14 August 2008 in Sapporo, Hokkaido (JPN)
Measurements167 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsSnow Brand Milk Products Corporation
NOC Japan

Biography

Seiji Aochi achieved his best result when he completed the Japanese medal at the 1972 Olympics. In front of his home crowd in Sapporo, he took the bronze. He had earlier placed 7th in the same at the 1970 World Championships in Czechoslovakia, his top World Championship result. Aochi, also competing in the 1974 World Championships and the inaugural Ski Flying Championships (1972) rarely appeared at the Four Hills Tournament, but placed 6th at the traditional New Year’s competition at Garmisch in 1972. Aochi, who always jumped for the team of the Snow Brand Milk corporation, later became a coach for the company. He died at age 66 of stomach cancer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) JPN Seiji Aochi
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 26
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) JPN Seiji Aochi
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes