Kosuke Kitajima

Kosuke Kitajima may retire after the Beijing Olympics

Kosuke Kitajima became the first Japanese swimmer to win gold medals in two events in successive Olympics, the men’s 100 and 200 meter breaststroke has hinted that he might now retire from swimming.
“I feel personally that it’s all over now. [The Beijing Olympics] is meant to be my last, and both my team and coach [...]

11 years ago

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Kosuke Kitajima from Japan has won the men’s 200 meter breaststroke in 2:07.64, setting a new Olympic record. He also won a gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke, repeating his performance at the Athens Olympics.
Brenton Rickard from Australia won the silver and Hugues Duboscq from France won the bronze medal.