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Gold medalist Kitajima chosen as 'best beer person'

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Beijing Olympic swimming gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima, 25, has been chosen as the person who looks the best with a beer, the Japan Draft Beer Association in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, said Friday. The association conducted an online questionnaire this week.

According to the association, people chose Kitajima because “his image of freshness and toughness can be associated with beer” and “He looked good drinking beer after his competition.”

Actress Yuko Takeuchi, who appears in a TV commercial for a beer company, was also chosen in the female section, according to the association.

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in the US, most olympians maybe are endorsing sportswears. Kitajima endorsing beers...cheers

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Best beerist!

Great to see this being regarded as the most important national news story in Japan at the moment...

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The men's soccer team be better. They could be shown practicing while drinking and crying in their beer after losing.

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this story REALLY deserves a top headline.... [/sarcasm]

I don't suppose Kitajima-san regards drinking nama beer as a key part of his training regime somehow

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Beer really enhances athletic performance. It's good for the waistline too.

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Does it mean he looks like a drunkard?

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cheers / compie / salud

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Cant wait to see the best tea, cola and orange juice people.

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Kind of a dubious honour. I think I would like to be known as the guy who won all the medals and not the guy who looks like he need to go on a bender;)

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Doesn't matter whatever title he is given since he has already announced his retirement.

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In USA / Australia etc, any beer drinker worth his word is far from an athlete, go to Costco and see all those WIDE-LOADs for a taste :)

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I can't recall ever seeing an award for looking good with a beer. Are there really people in this world that care about such things? Although, I know plenty of girls who look good after drinking beer.

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I love their pointless awards! Who will be the best one with a cigarette...

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He's 25, has a major receding hairline and doesn't look like he's started shaving yet. Yeah...like I really want to buy a beer because this guy's holding one! NOT!

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What they meant to say was he looks good after you've had several beers.

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I look the best with a beer especially shirtless. I can prove that I am a true beer drinker unlike Kitajima who is obviously to fit.

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There goes his brain cells. I think he would look best on a Wheaties box.

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Receding hairline!?!? Quite the opposite. If his hair were lower on his head he'd look like some kind of loboto-freak.

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