• The Associated Press


Kosuke Kitajima, a double world record holder in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, has reversed initial plans and will compete in the short course World Cup next year, a report said Friday.

Citing his coach Norimasa Hirai, Kyodo News said Kitajima would participate in the Jan. 13-14 meet in Stockholm and the Jan. 17-18 meet in Berlin, taking place as part of the World Cup series featuring 25-meter races. Kitajima struck double gold in July at the World Championships in Barcelona, breaking world records in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

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