Chiharu Igaya

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Chiharu Igaya
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Chiharu Igaya (1956)
Medal record
Men's Alpine skiing
Representing  Japan
Silver medal – second place 1956 Cortina Slalom
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Bad Gastein Slalom
In this Japanese name, the family name is Igaya.

Chiharu Igaya (猪谷 千春, Igaya Chiharu, born May 20, 1931) is a Japanese athlete. He is best known as an skier who competed in three Winter Olympic Games.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Igaya was born in Tomarimura, Hokkaidō. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1957.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Igaya was a member of the Japanese team in the 1952 Winter Olympics, in the 1956 Winter Olympics, and in the 1960 Winter Olympics.[1]

In 1956, he won the silver medal in the slalom event. He was the first Japanese athlete to win a medal in a winter sport.[1]

In 1982, Igaya became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2] After his retirement in 2011, he was granted honorary IOC membership status.[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Chiharu Igaya; retrieved 2012-7-26.
  2. Olympic.com, Chiharu Igaya; retrieved 2012-7-26.
  3. Olympic.com, Factsheet, p. 3; retrieved 2012-7-26.