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