South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker powered her way into the women’s 100m breaststroke final after finishing first in her semi-final on Monday, July 26, at the Tokyo Olympics.
Schoenmaker secured her spot after she touched the wall first in a time of 1:05.07, beating American rival Lily King, who finished second in 1:05.40, News24 reported.
— Lethabo (@Cheetahplains) July 26, 2021
She also cemented her place at the games setting a new Olympic record after she won her heat in 1:04.82 in women’s 100m breaststroke on Sunday, July 25.
Meanwhile, SA’s Bianca Buitendag also advanced to the women’s surfing quarter-finals. The men’s Sevens rugby team won Ireland in their first pool C game.
The Blitzboks shrugged off their pre-tournament disruptions and scored five tries to beat Ireland and kick off their Pool C campaign with a victory on day one of the Olympic Sevens on Monday.https://t.co/K33GpdA6VF
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) July 26, 2021
- Cycling: Men’s Mountain Bike, Final – 8.00 am
- Hockey: Women’s Pool A –: Rugby Sevens 1.30 am
- Rugby: Men’s Pool C – 12pm: South Africa vs Kenya 12 pm
- Swimming: Men’s 200m butterfly, Heat 6 – 12.30 pm/ Women’s 200m IM, Heat 2 – 12.38 pm
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