Koji Murofushi

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Koji Murofushi

Koji Murofushi at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Hammer
Bronze 2012 London Hammer
World Championships
Gold 2011 Daegu Hammer
Silver 2001 Edmonton Hammer
Bronze 2003 Paris Hammer
Asian Games
Gold 1998 Bangkok Hammer
Gold 2002 Busan Hammer
Silver 1994 Hiroshima Hammer
In this Japanese name, the family name is Murofushi.

Koji Alexander Murofushi (室伏 アレクサンダー 広治 Murofushi Arekusandā Kōji?, born October 8, 1974) is a Japanese athlete. He is best known as a hammer thrower who took part in four Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Murofushi was born in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. His family were international sports competitors. His early interest in the hammer was encouarged by his father, Shigenobu Murofushi, who is an Olympic athlete and Asian Games champion. He is the brother of Yuka Murofushi, who is also an Olympian.

Career[change | change source]

Murofushi won the gold medal in the hammer throw at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Koji Murofushi"; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. Tagami, Yukihiro. "Murofushi nails down bronze," Daily Yomiuri (Japan). August 7, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-7.

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