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Kitajima eyes November return

Kyodo News

Two-time double Olympic breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima will make his first race appearance since the Beijing Olympics in a time trial event in Tokyo next month, swimming sources said Wednesday.

Kitajima, 27, has entered the 50, 100 and 200 meters in the Nov. 20-23 event at Tokyo Swimming Center.

With an eye for the 2012 London Olympics, Kitajima voiced his intention last month to swim at next April’s national championships.