Naoto Tajima (left) with Jesse Owens (middle) and Luz Long (right)
|Gold||1936 Berlin||Triple jump|
|Bronze||1936 Berlin||Long jump|
Naoto Tajima (田島直人 Tajima Naoto ) (August 15, 1912 - December 4, 1990) was a Japanese athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He won a gold medal in the triple jump (setting a new world record in that event), and won a bronze medal in the long jump, behind Jesse Owens and Lutz Long.
Born in Iwakuni, Tajima graduated from Kyoto
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
in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
|Men's Triple Jump World Record
1936-08-06 – 1950-12-03
Adhemar da Silva