TOKYO (AFP) Japans two-time double Olympic breaststroke champion Kosuke Kitajima on Monday booked his first berth in an international competition since the 2008 Beijing Games. Despite failing to win a title in national championships that ended on Sunday he was named one of the four male swimmers to represent Japan at breaststroke at the Pan Pacific Championships in August. I feel relieved to achieve my first my goal of making the national team, the 27-year-old told reporters after the Japan Swimming Federation announced the squad for the August 18-22 event in Irvine, California. I see this year as an important year to see how other swimmers are performing, said Kitajima, who has set his sights on representing Japan at the 2012 London Olympics. The former world record holder made a comeback in October after taking a rest after the Beijing Olympics, where he won the 100m and 200m. The Pan Pacific meet will also serve as trials for Japans swimmers to qualify for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in November. At the nationals in Tokyo, Kitajima finished second in the 50m, fourth in the 200m and second in the 100m. Ryo Tateishi, 20, won all three races. I am not back at competition level, said Kitajima.