Naoto Tajima, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Naoto Tajima

Japanese long and triple jumper

Date of Birth: 15-Aug-1912

Place of Birth: Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 04-Dec-1990

Profession: athletics competitor

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Naoto Tajima

  • Naoto Tajima (?? ??, Tajima Naoto, August 15, 1912 – December 4, 1990) was a Japanese athlete who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.
  • In 1932 he finished sixth in the long jump, while in 1936 he finished third in the long jump, behind Jesse Owens and Lutz Long, and won the triple jump event, setting a world record at 16.00 m.
  • This record stood until 1951, when Adhemar da Silva improved it by 1 centimeter. Born in Iwakuni, Tajima graduated from Kyoto Imperial University just prior to competing in the Olympics.
  • His gold medal was Japan's last Olympic track and field gold medal until Naoko Takahashi won the women's marathon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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