Kosuke Kitajima trains with Nintendo Wii

Kosuke Kitajima, Mario, Sonic at the Olympic games

I would definitely consider Kosuke Kitajima the face of Japanese olympics this year. Kitajima lived up to expectations and took gold for the 100m breaststroke. When preparing for the Olympics, it takes years of tough training and physical preperation. However, many times we don’t hear about the mental prepreation taken by the athletes.

Kitajima told reporters that his mental preperations involved a very fitting Nintendo Wii video game, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games. Kitajima said,

See, Mario does the breaststroke. And thus, it’s perfect mental training for envisioning the actual Olympic hall.

That’s the perfect sponsorship, and I’m sure we will be seeing the game fly off of shelves.

Via Kotaku.

What do you think?

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  1. I watched 100m breaststroke match. Kosuke was amazing~
    Honestly, did Nintendo bribe him to advertise “Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games”.
    Just Kidding :P

  2. This is nice to hear , video games have undergone a massive evolution since the early days of NES and Sega Genesis.

    I use to remember the days when my parents would keep scolding me when I play video games saying that it’s an unhealthy habit and that I should get more exercise.

    Now with these new motion dependent technology integrated into the system video games in now considered more and more as an exercise tool which is a good healthy shift of direction.

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