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World bronze medalist Koji Murofushi threw 80.44 meters in his second attempt to beat world champion Ivan Tikhon of Belarus for the men’s hammer throw title at the Yokohama Super Track and Field Meet on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Japanese, who had to settle for third place at last month’s world meet in Paris, also threw 80.17 meters in his sixth and last attempt to overwhelm his opponents at International Stadium Yokohama.

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