Tomeju Uruma

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTomeju•Uruma (-Miyazawa)
Used nameTomeju•Uruma
Original name潤間•留十
Born9 December 1902 in Hirano, Okaya, Nagano (JPN)
Died26 January 1999
AffiliationsOkaya Skating Association
NOC Japan


Tomeju Uruma graduated from Suwa Silkworm School. At the age of 30, he competed in 1932 in his first Olympics, but was eliminated in the heats in Lake Placid. Domestically, he won the 5,000 m and the 10,000 m at the 1931 All Japan Speed Skating Championships. Later, Uruma acted as a judge for many years and was eventually appointed honorary referee of the Japan Skating Federation.

Personal Bests: 500 – 48.6 (1935); 1500 – 2:34.5 (1935); 5000 – 9:22.7 (1932); 10000 – 19:38.1 (1935).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) JPN Tomeju Uruma
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r1/2
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h1 r1/2
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9 h1 r1/2
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2