Shigenobu Murofushi

Shigenobu Murofushi
Shigenobu Murofushi 1960.jpg
Shigenobu Murofushi c. 1960
Personal information
Born (1945-10-02) October 2, 1945 (age 77)[1]
Tangshan, Hebei, China[2][3]
SportHammer throw

Shigenobu Murofushi (室伏 重信, Murofushi Shigenobu, born October 2, 1945) is a retired Japanese hammer thrower. He competed at the 1972, 1976 and 1984 Olympics and finished in 8th, 11th and 14th place, respectively.[2] He was the flag bearer for Japan at the 1984 Olympics.

On September 29, 1972, Murofushi married Serafina Moritz, a javelin thrower who competed internationally for Romania.[4][5][6] Both of their children, Koji Murofushi and Yuka Murofushi, are retired Olympic hammer throwers.

Murofushi tried sumo and shot put before changing to the hammer. In 1984 he set a Japanese record at 75.96 m that stood until 1998 when it was broken by his son Koji.[7]

International competitions

Representing  Japan
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1966 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 2nd
1970 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 8th
1974 Asian Games Tehran, Iran 1st
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 11th
1978 Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st
1979 Asian Championships Tokyo], Japan 1st
1981 Asian Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st
1982 Asian Games New Delhi, India 1st
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 15th
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 1st

See also


  1. ^ Shigenobu Murofushi. IAAF
  2. ^ a b Shigenobu Murofushi.
  3. ^ Who is the highest number Reelected Asian Games champion? May 6, 2011
  4. ^ <あのころ>室伏重信が結婚 広治選手の両親 September 29, 2012
  5. ^ Walsh, Bryan (June 14, 2004) To the Hammer Born. Time.
  6. ^ Absente de cinci stele. August 9, 2005
  7. ^ Shigenobu Murofushi Archived June 16, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.