Koji Murofushi, an Olympic gold medalist who till Sept. 2020 was sports activities director for the Tokyo 2020 Video games, is present process remedy for mind lymphoma, a uncommon sort of most cancers, in accordance with a media report on Wednesday. Murofushi, 46 and a former hammer thrower, was identified with the sickness after growing signs final 12 months and has already undergone surgical procedure and steroid remedy, the Each day Shincho reported. He’s set to endure a transplant of his personal stem cells later this month.
“As a result of this report considerations a private matter, I would prefer to chorus from commenting,” Murofushi stated in an announcement issued by the Sports activities Company. “I’ve made efforts so my work hasn’t been affected to date, and can work along with all people involved to carry the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics efficiently.”
Murofushi, who gained a gold medal within the hammer throw on the 2004 Athens Olympics and a bronze medal at London in 2012, was sports activities director for the Tokyo 2020 Video games, postponed a 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, till being named Commissioner of the Japan Sports activities Company in September. Latest pictures on his social media have proven him assembly individuals in his workplace and posing as if to throw a javelin.
Murofushi comes from a sports-oriented household. His father was an Olympics hammer thrower and his Romanian mom competed internationally in javelin, whereas his sister is also a retired hammer thrower. The goateed, soft-spoken Murofushi is a well-liked determine in Japanese sports activities, and stories of his sickness had been trending on Twitter, with many customers in shock.
“Please, don’t be concerned about work. Simply maintain your self,” one wrote.
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