Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Jul 8, 2016

Iconic Murofushi confirms retirement

Japan’s 2004 Olympic hammer-throw winner Koji Murofushi confirmed his retirement during a visit to the Japan Sports Agency on Friday, two weeks after he missed out on a place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 41-year-old returned to the national championships following a ...

Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi supports Olympic ban of Russian athletics team

Japan’s 2004 Athens Olympic hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi on Saturday welcomed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to uphold its ban of Russia’s track and field team over allegations of doping. The move prevents Russia’s athletes from competing in track and ...

Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi relaxed heading to nationals

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Japan’s track and field icon is back. Koji Murofushi, a two-time Olympic medalist in the men’s hammer throw, has been more of a scholar and sports administrator in the last couple of years. But now the time has come to take off his suit, ...

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

May 25, 2016

Murofushi planning to return for nationals

Athens Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s national athletics championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze ...

May 24, 2016

Hammer thrower Murofushi to compete at nationals

Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Koji Murofushi said on Tuesday he will compete at next month’s National Athletics Championships to try to qualify for his fifth consecutive Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 41-year-old Murofushi, the 2004 Olympic champion and a bronze medalist ...

Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

Jun 15, 2015

Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

Koji Murofushi said Monday he will not take part in the national championships at the end of June, putting an end to his 20 straight titles in men’s hammer throw. “I feel my indefinite participation could hinder next generations coming through. I’m hoping for ...

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Jun 24, 2014

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

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Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games. Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee. “The most ...