Japan set its qualification target for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at 59.63. Fair enough in the land of Kosuke Kitajima, the most decorated breaststroke specialist in history with four Olympic crowns to his name. Indeed, it was 33-year-old Kitajima, seeking a berth on a fifth Olympic team, who led the charge in semis at Japanese nationals in Tokyo yesterday with a 59.62. The final today was a nervier affair and selectors must now decide: Yasuhiro Koseki was out in 27.99, home in 59.66; Kitajima, 28.17, 59.93, silver his as the only man at trials who cracked the cut for Rio
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