Swimming-Japan unveils new Kitajima for London Olympics

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Called the Kosuke Kitajima Mark II, it … Naah, kidding, his name is Akihiro Yamaguchi, and he’s 17 year old. World junior champion from Lima 2011 in the 200 breaststroke, predicted to make a big splash at this year’s London Olympics, with even bolder targets himself, saying “I plan to win gold”. Even Kitajima’s mentor Norimasa Hirai believes the youngster could spring a shock in London, being quoted for saying “I haven’t seen anything like him since Kosuke so it’s exciting” … “Kosuke is more about pure speed but (Yamaguchi) has real spring and incredible stamina.” Read more here on Reuters

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