Trivia: Who has the longest reign in one event at the Asiad?


Answer: Japanese hammer thrower Shigenobu Murofushi.

Father and Son Shigenobu and Koji Murofushi, are both Asian Games gold medalists in the same event: the hammer throw.

Father and Son Shigenobu (R) and Koji (L) Murofushi, are both Asian Games gold medalists in the same event: the hammer throw. (Photocredit: Takaharu)

Shigenobu first won the Asian Games hammer throw competitions in 1970, then successfully defended it in 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986 for a total of 5 Asian Games editions.  Not only that, in 1966, he was the silver medalist behind compatriot Takeo Sugawara.

Incidentally, he has a son who is not just an Asian Games champion himself (1998 and 2002), but an Olympic (2004) and World Champion (2011) at the hammer, Koji Murofushi.

Source: GBR athletics.com, Wikipedia

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