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Name MURAKAMI Yukifumi
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 23 DEC 1979
Residence Gender Male
Height 185 cm Weight 97 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
02 OCT 2014 18:52 Men's Javelin Throw Final Final 4 81.66 SB

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1Javelin Throw2010Guangzhou, CHN83.15
2Javelin Throw2006Doha, QAT78.15
2Javelin Throw2002Busan, KOR78.77
Olympic Games
15Javelin Throw2008Beijing, CHN78.21
24Javelin Throw2012London, GBR77.80
World Championships
3Javelin Throw2009Berlin, GER82.97
15Javelin Throw2011Daegu, KOR80.19
21Javelin Throw2013Moscow, RUS77.75
21Javelin Throw2007Osaka, JPN77.63
World Challenge
1Javelin Throw2013Tokyo, JPN81.16
1Javelin Throw2011Kawasaki, JPN82.90
2Javelin Throw2012Kawasaki, JPN80.26
4Javelin Throw2014Tokyo, JPN77.68
Asian Championships
1Javelin Throw2011Kobe, JPN83.27
1Javelin Throw2009Guangzhou, CHN81.50

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Yuki-chan (shizuokaonline.com, 09 Nov 2010)
Occupation Office Worker
Higher education Nippon University, Tokyo, JPN
Spouse & Children Wife Misato and son Keita
Languages Spoken Japanese
Club Suzuki Hamamatsu Athlete Club, Hamamatsu, JPN
Coach Satouchi Masayuki [club], JPN; Yoshinari Kuriyama [national], JPN (at-s.com, 10 Jan 2014; NOC Media Guide, 26 Sep 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His wife Misato used to be a heptathlete. (yomiuri.co.jp, 14 Mar 2012)
Other Sports He was a pitcher and aimed to become a professional baseball player in his youth, and even received offers from professional baseball teams after he graduated from university. (tbs.co.jp, 31 Jul 2009)
International debut 2001 for Japan, East Asian Games (Osaka) (joc.or.jp, 30 Jun 2001)
Injuries He had an operation on his left shin bone in 2002. He stopped javelin throwing for a month in order to recover. (Ninomiya Sports, 01 Sep 2006; ninomiyasports.com, 25 Sep 2007)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up javelin after he entered high school. (yomiuri.co.jp, 14 Mar 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
When he was playing baseball at school, the athletics coach realised he had a strong throwing shoulder and suggested he try throwing a javelin. (Suzuki, 01 Sep 2006)

Awards
He received a Special Award at the Shizuoka Newspaper Company and Broadcasting Sports Award in 2009. (shizuokaonline.com, 01 Jan 2011)

He was given a Chubu Region Sports Award by the Chubu Region Sports Journalists Club in 2009. (skatingjapan.or.jp, 08 Dec 2009)

He received a Special Achievement Award at the 2009 Japanese Olympic Committee Sports Award Ceremony. (47news.jp, 11 May 2010)

General
OCCUPATION
He works for the Faculty of Humanities and Science at Nihon University in Japan. (Facebook profile, 17 Jul 2014)

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