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Japan, S Korea aim to stop China at Asiad pool

other Updated: Nov 12, 2010 12:30 IST

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Led by Olympic champions Kosuke Kitajima and Park Tae-hwan, Japan and South Korea are hoping to prevent a home triumph in the Asian Games swimming competition by a less star-studded Chinese team when the six-day meet commences on Saturday.

Japan and China finished level with 16 golds apiece in the swimming competition four years ago at Doha, and the Japanese are aiming to overtake the host nation in the southern Chinese city Guangzhou this time.

Both Japan and South Korea are fielding smaller squads than China's 44-member contingent.

The Japanese campaign is led by Kitajima, the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke champion at the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Olympics.