Tatjana torpedoes her way to another Olympic record

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Tatjana torpedoes her way to another Olympic record

Breaststroke star Schoenmaker looks like SA’s best bet for a first gold medal at the Games

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Tatjana Schoenmaker set her second Olympic record of the Tokyo Games as she torpedoed through the 200m breaststroke heats in 2 min 19.16 sec on Wednesday night.

She obliterated American Rebecca Soni’s 2:19.59 Games mark from 2019 and was just five-hundredths of a second outside the eight-year old world mark‚ and as soon as she saw her time on the results board she beamed and then shed a few tears.

“At trials [in Gqeberha in April] I swam a massive PB [personal best‚ of 2:20.17]. I was just hoping to come close to my time again‚ because it was such a good race‚ I think I would have been happy with that.”..

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