He is the inventor of ‘Hammerobics’.

Born: 8th of October 1974, Numazu city, Japan.

Height: 180cm (6’2″).

Weight: 100kg (221lb).

Personal Best: 84.86m @97kg (in Prague).

Power Clean: 195kg.

Snatch (narrow): 132.5kg

Snatch (together): 120kg.

Bench Press: 170kg.

Full Squat: 240kg.

Standing LJ: 3.60m

5 Bounds: 19.3m

5 Steps: 18.2m.

60m: 6.43sec.

Baseball Throw: 131 km/h.

His biggest influence came from his father Shigenobou Murofushi who was a 4 time Olympian, 5 time Asian Game Champion, PB: 75.96m (hammer), 180cm, 89kg & retired from throwing at age 41!

His father Shigenobou’s concept for sports was;

  • Results for the future, not for now.
  • Don’t overtrain while you are young.
  • Learn good technique without bad habbits.
  • Good technique = Longer distance + Longer Sports Life.

Koji’s Philosophy

  • Don’t think about your position or results, Results come later.
  • Never count your money while sitting at the table (don’t get ahead of yourself).
  • Develop body & technique.
  • Polish your mind!

Murofushi wins 17th straight national title

The 95th Japanese national championships were held from 10 to 12 June in Kumagaya, the city renowned as the hottest for weather in Japan.  The championship doubled as the qualifying meet for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea (27 Aug to 4 Sep), and the winner of each event automatically qualified for the team provided that athlete had cleared the “A” standard.

Koji Murofushi, 2004 Olympic champion, won the men’s Hammer Throw for the record 17th straight time. He took the lead with 75.94m in the first round and then extended to 76.62m in the second round. After three more over 75m, Murofushi finished the competition in 77.01m, thus extending his winning streak for another year.

“I am happy to be competing for so long,” said Murofushi who already having the “A” standard made the World Championships team for the 8th time. It may be of some concern that Murofushi did not throw 80m, but he explained, “I am trying to peak in the summer.”

His sister Yuka Murofushi competed in both Hammer and Discus Throws, and finished second in former while winning the latter for the 10th straight time.