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Kosuke Kitajima

Kosuke started swimming at the age of 5. In his first Olympics at Sydney he came in 4th in the 100m breaststroke. At 2004 Athens he won 2 gold medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. And at 2008 Beijing Olympics he won gold medals in both breaststroke events and became the first Japanese swimmer ever to win 2 gold medals in 2 consecutive Olympic Games. At the London Olympic Games, he won a silver medal in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming after the Japan Nationals in April 2016.
Apart from his competition career he launched swimming club KITAJIMAQUATICS in 2011 and also founded Perform Better Japan, supplier of quality functional training equipment in 2015.
He currently serves as Director of the Tokyo Swimming Association.

Kosuke Kitajima

Date of Birth

22th Sep. 1982

Height

178cm

Weight

72kg

Swimming

Breaststroke

Place of birth

Tokyo, Japan

Sponsors

Coca-Cola Japan,
Descente Ltd.

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Results

Games

Event

Result

Rank

2003 World Championships

100m

59.78

Gold(WR)

2003 World Championships

200m

2.09.42

Gold(WR)

2003 World Championships

400m Medley Relay

3.36.12

Bronze(NR)

2004 Athens Olympics

100m

1.00.08

Gold

2004 Athens Olympics

200m

2.09.44

Gold(OR)

2004 Athens Olympics

400m Medley Relay

3.35.22

Bronze(NR)

2005 World Championships

50m

27.78

Bronze(NR)

2005 World Championships

100m

59.53

Silver(NR)

2005 World Championships

400m Medley Relay

3.35.40

Bronze

2006 Pan Pacific

100m

1.00.90

Bronze

2006 Pan Pacific

200m

2.10.87

Silver

2006 Pan Pacific

400m Medley Relay

3.35.70

Silver

2008 Japan Open

50m

27.65

Gold(NR)

2008 Japan Open

100m

59.44

Gold(NR)

2008 Japan Open

200m

2.07.51

Gold(WR)

2008 Beijing Olympics

100m

58.91

Gold(WR)

2008 Beijing Olympics

200m

2.07.64

Gold(NR)

2008 Beijing Olympics

400m Medley Relay

3.31.18

Bronze(NR)

2010 Pan Pacific

100m

59.35

Gold

2010 Pan Pacific

200m

2.08.36

Gold

2010 Pan Pacific

400m Medley Relay

3.33.90

Silver

2011 World Championships

100m

1:00.03

4th

2011 World Championships

200m

2:08.63

Silver

2011 World Championships

400m Medley Relay

3:32.89

4th

2012 Japan Nationals

100m

58.90

Gold (NR)

2012 Japan Nationals

200m

2:08.00

Gold

2012 London Olympics

100m

59.79

5th

2012 London Olympics

200m

2:08.35

4th

2012 London Olympics

400m Medley Relay

3:31.26

Silver

AWARDS

Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government

2003/2004/2008

Honorary Citizen from Tokyo Government

2004/2008

Buzz Word of the Year

2004

JOC Sports Award

2002 Best Performance
2006 Special Achievement
2008 Special Honor

Japan Swimming Federation Best Swimmer

2003 / 2007 / 2008 / 2010

Japan Sports Award Best Athlete

2002 / 2003 / 2008 / 2004 Olympic Award/2010Swimming

Asahi Sports Award

2008

Mainichi Sports Award

2002

FOR ALL 2008

2008

White Bear Sports Award

2002 / 2003

TV Asahi Big Sports Award

2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2007 / 2008

Foreign Sportswriters Association Japan Award

2004 / 2008

Baccarat Athletes Of the Year

2008

AJPS Award

2008

BOOKS

  • ”Mae Ni Susumu Chikara"

    from Bungei Shunju

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  • “Zenryaku Gammbatteiru Minnnae”

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  • “Kitajima Kosuke – Mizu Ga Kowakunakunaru Mahou no Hon”

    from Kodansha Ltd.

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  • “Yumeno Chikarakobu - Kitajima Kosuke to Frogtown Meeting”

    from Kadokawa Group Publishing

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