Sunday, 21st November 2010
In Japan Sports News,
Swimmer disappointed by performance
Japan's Olympic swimmer has admitted he has been disappointed by his results at the Asian Games.
Kosuke Kitajima, who has won gold medals at the last two Olympics, admitted that injuries had undermined his performance but is now looking forward to the London Olympics in 2012.
"I know people want me to win another gold and the foreign media ask me if I can become the first swimmer ever to win gold in three Olympics," explained Mr Kitajima, reports the Japan Times.
He added: "Just to be in a position to try for such a feat is wonderful."
The 28-year-old swimmer finished fourth in both the 50 metres and 100 metres races and opted to not compete in the 200 metre event due to various injuries to his shoulder, elbow and knee.
This year's Asian Games are being held in Guangzhou in China and will end on November 27th.
Written by Mark Smith.
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