Subaru Takahashi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameSubaru•Takahashi
Used nameSubaru•Takahashi
Original name高橋•昴
Born31 August 1902 in Sapporo, Hokkaido (JPN)
Died4 July 1992
AffiliationsWaseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan


After attending Hokkai Junior High School, Takahashi Subaru studied at the Waseda University. While attending university, he was part of the Waseda cross-country team that won the relay at the Japanese Cross-country Championships in 1925 and repeated this achievement the following year. Individually, he also won the 4 km race in 1925 and the 25 km race in 1926. At the opening ceremony of the 1928 Winter Olympics, Takahashi was the bearer of the Japanese flag. Later he worked for the Sapporo Post Office but continued to develop better sports equipment for Japanese athletes to make up for their physical disadvantages. At the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, he accompanied the Japanese team as coach and official. After retirement, Takahashi served as a chairman of the Japanese Ski Federation.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) JPN Subaru Takahashi
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 37
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 25

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony JPN Subaru Takahashi