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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 medal – first place 2004 Athens Hammer
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Hammer
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Daegu Hammer
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton Hammer
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris Hammer
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Hammer
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Hammer
Silver medal – second place 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

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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.

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]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Koji Murofushi" Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. Tagami, Yukihiro. "Murofushi nails down bronze," Archived 2012-08-09 at the Wayback Machine Daily Yomiuri (Japan). August 7, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-7.

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