Yuka Murofushi, who set a national record in women’s hammer throw last month, was one of six Japanese newly named to the Athens Olympics squad by the Japan Association of Athletics Federation on Monday.

Murofushi, the younger sister of Koji Murofushi, the reigning world bronze medalist and 10-time national champion in the men’s hammer throw, booked a ticket to Athens along with Masato Naito (men’s 110-meter hurdles), Satoru Tanigawa (men’s 110 hurdles), Yukihiro Mukai (men’s 4×400 relay), Tomohiro Ito (men’s 4×400 relay) and Ken Yoshizawa (men’s 400 hurdles).

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