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Series11 Sep 2017

My greatest challenge – Koji Murofushi

During an illustrious career, Koji Murofushi snared two Olympic medals and the full trifecta of World Championships medals. Here the Japanese hammer icon reminisces about the obstacles he faced on his journey to his 2004 Olympic gold and 2012 Olympic bronze medals.

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Report26 Jun 2016

Murofushi bows out as Arai and Nozawa impress at Japanese Championships

Former Olympic hammer champion Koji Murofushi came up well short in his bid to make it to a fifth straight Games after a two-year layoff, but 19 Japanese athletes secured tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the three-day Japanese Championships in Nagoya that concluded Sunday (26).

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Press Release30 Aug 2015

IAAF Athletes’ Commission election results

The six newly elected representatives of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission are as follows (listed in alphabetical order): Valerie Adams, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Yelena Isinbayeva, Koji Murofushi, Christian Olsson and Andreas Thorkildsen, the IAAF announced on Sunday (30).

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News18 Nov 2014

Athletics makes important contribution to Olympic Agenda 2020

Athletics has made an important contribution to the 40 proposals that make up the Olympic Agenda 2020, revealed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Tuesday (18).

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Series25 Aug 2014

Work, rest and play – Koji Murofushi

The 2004 Olympic and 2011 world hammer champion Koji Murofushi is still among the world’s elite throwers at the age of 39 and earlier this year he won a record 20th Japanese title.

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News24 Jun 2014

Murofushi appointed sports director of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Former world and Olympic hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi was unveiled as the sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday (24).

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Report10 Aug 2013

Report: Men's Hammer qualifying – Moscow 2013

The cream rose to the top in the men’s Hammer Throw qualifying, with the four men to have thrown farther than 80 metres in 2013 and the next two closest all sealing places in Monday night’s final.

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Report09 Jun 2013

Murofushi wins 19th national title

One might think that having won a record 18 consecutive national titles, Japanese hammer star Koji Murofushi would have had nothing to be nervous about when attempting to capture No.19.

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News29 Aug 2011

One decade after first medal, Murofushi claims gold

While some athletes claim to be students of the game, Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi actually holds a doctorate degree. He and his coach certainly came up with a winning formula to earn his first world gold medal on Monday night.

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Series07 Oct 2007

Happy that the world came to Osaka

World Championships finalist Koji Murofushi who was a respectable third at the recent IAAF World Athletics Final shares his pride in his home country Japan, having hosted the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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Series05 Oct 2007

Koji Murofushi happy that the world came to Osaka - IAAF Online Diaries

World championships finalist Koji Murofushi who was a respecatble third at the recent IAAF World Athletics Final shares his pride in his home country Japan, having hosted the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

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