The South African men’s soccer team’s Olympic dream might have come to an end after losing 4-3 to France on Sunday, July 25, however, some joy was restored as SA swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new Olympic record after she won her heat in 1:04.82 in women’s 100m breaststroke.
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Schoenmaker said:” If I win a medal then I’d be very happy, but if I don’t then I’ll still be happy with the fact I got to experience the Olympic Games and gave it my best,” Team SA mentioned. Schoenmaker also overtook American Lilly King’s record from Rio 2016.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s other participation in the pool was Pieter Coetze, who unfortunately finished last in 100m backstroke heats in a time of 54:05, as per EWN.
Meanwhile, world record holder Kaylee McKeown was the fastest qualifier in the women’s 100m backstroke at the Games on Sunday, also setting a new Olympic record with her time of 57.88 seconds, SABC reported. Canadian Kylie Masse and American Regan Masse also broke the record as the trio became the fastest swimmers in the history of the event.