Japan swimmers promise 5 medals

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Swimmer Kosuke Kitajima Olympics 2008

Japan has promised to bring home 5 medals during the swimming competitions during the Beijing Olympic Games. Japan’s coach, Koji Ueno has told reporters,

We have prepared very well and the swimmers are in scintillating form.

Breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima showed he was in true form at the training camp in Jeju, and broke the 100 meter world record. Two months ago, he also broke the 200 meter world record.

Ryosuke Irie, defending champion Ai Shibata, butterfly specialist Yuko Nakanishi, and Hanae Ito all showed great improvement at the training camp. You can be sure Japan will be in top form for the Beijing Olympic Games.

Via Xinhuanet.