//South Africa – Tatjana Schoenmaker Wins Sliver at Tokyo

South Africa – Tatjana Schoenmaker Wins Sliver at Tokyo

Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 200m breaststroke on Friday in a world record time of 2:18.95 to deliver South Africa’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games while Emma McKeon won the 100m freestyle for Australia’s sixth gold in the pool.

Schoenmaker, who had claimed silver in the 100m breaststroke on Tuesday, powered home to finish 0.97 seconds ahead of American Lilly King, with Annie Lazor of the United States in third.

The 24-year-old’s victory marked the second African gold medal in the pool following Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui’s success in the men’s 400m freestyle on Sunday.

Source: www.reuters.com

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