Another medal for Japan?

5 Sep

Japanese Olympic 「ハンマー投げ」 (Hammer Throw) athlete, 室伏広治 (Kouji Murofushi) came in fifth place at the 2008 北京オリンピック (Beijing Olympics)…but the silver and bronze medalists, both from Belarus, have tested positive for doping violations and may be stripped of their Olympic medals.

If that happens, 室伏広治 (Kouji Murofushi) will get the bronze medal.

This will be the second time that this has happened to him. In the 2004 Olympics, 室伏広治 (Kouji Murofushi) won the silver Hammer Throw medal…but the Hungarian who won the gold was stripped of his medal for a doping violation, and the gold went to 室伏広治 (Kouji Murofushi).

2 Responses to “Another medal for Japan?”

  1. tokyo5 September 6, 2008 at 12:46 am #

    Yes, it’s too bad Murofushi-さん had to get the bronze medal this way (and the same thing with his gold four years ago).

    If those athletes didn’t cheat, he may have gotten to receive his medals at the awarding ceremony during the Games, rather than after the Olympics have ended.


  2. sfrunner September 6, 2008 at 12:41 am #

    tokyo5, I’m sure the two athletes will be stripped. The IAAF is very strict on these types of things now.


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