• Kyodo


The Japan Association of Athletics Federations on Monday named javelin thrower Yukifumi Murakami and distance runner Kayoko Fukushi among 39 athletes who were chosen to compete at this summer’s London Olympics.

The 32-year-old Murakami, the 2009 world bronze medalist, and Fukushi, 30, were newly selected and will both make their third consecutive Olympic appearances.

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