Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kouji Murofushi

For many years, Japan had a television show entitled Kinniku Banzuke (Muscle Ranking) - it featured athletes and everyday people attempting a myriad of athletic events ranging from more mundane challenges (such as push-ups for reps) to (what is now a television in and of itself here in the U.S.) the Sasuke Ninja Challenge. 
Once a year, around New Year's, there's a celebrity challenge pitting athlete celebrities against each other in a number of disparate challenges. Kouji Murofushi (gold medalist hammer thrower at the Athens Olympics) won the whole thing one year and it's a pretty sure bet that he would have won many years if he had chosen to defend his title as "Sportsman #1". He did come back the next year to do a barrel toss for height challenge against the best throwers from the Athens Olympic Games. Fun stuff - enjoy!

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