Swimming Career Highlights
Kosuke Kitajima, Japan Born : 1982 in Tokyo. Double World champion at both 100 and 200 metres Breaststroke in 2003. He followed this success with an Olympic double in Athens. His rivalry with Brendan Hansen of USA has dominated recent breaststroke swimming. He retained both of his Olympic  titles in Beijing with world records.

 

Titles (Long Course)

2002:
Pan Pacific: 100 metres Breaststroke
2003:
World: 100 metres Breastroke; 200 metres Breaststroke
2004:
Olympics: 100 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Breaststroke
2005:
2006:
2007:

World: 200 metres Breaststroke
2008:
Olympics: 100 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Breaststroke
2009:
2010:

Pan Pacific: 100 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Breaststroke

 

World Records

2002: 200 metres Breaststroke 2.09.97
2003: 100 metres Breaststroke 59.78; 200 metres Breaststroke 2.09.42
2004:
2005:
2006:
2007:
2008:
100 metres Breaststroke: 58.91; 200 metres Breaststroke 2.07.51