Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Japan Swim 2010 - Day 2
Kosuke Kitajima (2:12.05) qualified in a surprise fourth place for tomorrow's 200m Breast final. Ryo Tateishi (2:11.09), Naoya Tomita (2:11.60) and Yuuta Suenaga (2:11.81) were all quicker than Japan's greatest ever breaststroker.
Kitajima was fastest after 50m (29.35), 100m (1:02.70) and 150m (1:36.28) before coming home in 35.77. He has already shown he has great speed after his 27.30 yesterday in the 50m Breast, however he has also shown a weakness on the final 50m of his 200m race when he lost out to Eric Shanteau at the Missouri Grand Prix after leading for 150m.
Was Kitajima easing down on the final 50m tonight or is he a little short of endurance in 2010?... My feeling is that he will deliver the first sub 2:09 swim of 2010 tomorrow night.
Did someone say prediction time?