Schoenmaker Scores Silver For Team South Africa

South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won Silver in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke at the Tokyo 2020 late on Monday night.

Schoenmaker was edged out for first place by 17-year-old US teenager Lydia Jacoby who swam a blistering last 50m to touch in 1min 04.95sec.

Schoenmaker’s 1:05.22 swim was good enough for second place ahead of defending champion, Lilly King, who took bronze in 1:05.54.

“Amazing … I can not complain I have been happy since the heats,” said Schoenmaker, South Africa’s first swimming medalist in 21 years.

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