Yuka Murofushi

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Yuka Murofushi (室伏 由佳?, Murofushi Yuka, born 11 February 1977) is a retired Japanese discus and hammer thrower.

Murofushi comes from a hammer throwing family, as her father Shigenobu Murofushi is a former Olympian and held the Japanese record for decades, and her brother Koji Murofushi, is the 2004 Olympic champion in the event. Her mother, Serafina Moritz, who comes from the Hungarian minority in Romania,[1] is a former European junior javelin champion and Romanian senior champion. The parents are now divorced.[2]

She won the 2010 Japanese title in both the discus and hammer throw events.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 6th Discus throw 51.56 m
1997 East Asian Games Busan, South Korea 3rd Discus throw 51.90 m
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 5th Discus throw 53.14 m
2nd Hammer throw 58.64 m
2001 East Asian Games Osaka, Japan 3rd Discus throw 50.87 m
2003 Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 5th Discus throw 54.08 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 27th Hammer throw 65.33 m
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 4th Discus throw 56.23 m
3rd Hammer throw 62.62 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 27th (q) Hammer throw 62.83 m
East Asian Games Macau 3rd Discus throw 54.28 m
3rd Hammer throw 63.67 m
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 4th Discus throw 52.26 m
4th Hammer throw 59.74 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 27th (q) Discus throw 52.76 m
2009 Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 4th Discus throw 55.14 m
3rd Hammer throw 61.99 m
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 6th Discus throw 50.28 m
3rd Hammer throw 62.94 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 8th Discus throw 49.24 m
3rd Hammer throw 62.50 m

Personal bests[edit]

  • Hammer throw – 67.77 m (2004 in Fujiyoshida) – national record.[4]
  • Discus throw – 58.62 m (2007 in Gifu) – national record.[4]


  1. ^ "Elcserélt nemzet - magyar olimpikonok más ország színeiben" (in Hungarian). Heti Válasz. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Andru Nenciu (2008-12-13). "Ciocan norocos". ProSport (in Romanian). Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2010-06-07). Murofushi and Murakami extended their winning streak at the Japanese National Championships . IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-07.
  4. ^ a b Japanese athletics records Archived October 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.