Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

/ Apr 8, 2016

Kitajima fails to qualify for Rio Games, plans to retire

Kosuke Kitajima is set to retire from competitive swimming after failing in his bid to qualify for a fifth Olympics on Friday. The 33-year-old finished fifth in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships, having already missed out in the 100 meters earlier ...

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

/ Apr 7, 2016

Kitajima secures spot in 200-meter breaststroke final

Kosuke Kitajima kept alive his hopes for a fifth Olympic appearance by a hair, squeezing into the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the national championships on Thursday. Kitajima finished third overall in the semifinal heats with a 2 minute, 10.16 seconds to finish behind Ippei ...

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

/ May 22, 2015

Hagino dominates in men's 1,500-meter freestyle

Kosuke Hagino cruised to victory in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle race on the opening day of the Japan Open on Friday. Hagino came home in a time of 15 minutes, 5.35 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of Ayatsugu ...

Kitajima fails to qualify for worlds in 100

/ Apr 8, 2015

Kitajima fails to qualify for worlds in 100

Japan's two-time double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima failed to qualify for this summer's world championships in the 100-meter breaststroke after finishing third at the national championships on Wednesday. Yasuhiro Koseki defended his title in the event in a time of 59.73 seconds. Ryo Tateishi was ...