One of South Africa‘s great medal hopes, Tatjana Schoenmaker, set the world alight with an Olympic record-breaking swim in Women’s 100m breaststroke heat 5 on Sunday.
Schoenmaker’s swim was made even more remarkable, as her swim cap was threatening to come undone as she approached the finish line.
The new Olympic record now held by Tatjana Schoenmaker stands at 1 minute and 4.82 seconds. For Schoenmaker, who took nearly a second off the 1:05.74 African record she posted in April, this signalled a clear intent that she’s on the hunt for two medals in Japan.
Her performance delivered some much-needed impetus to Team SA after two mostly lacklustre days of Olympic action.
In other news – Singer Thandiswa Mazwai lashes out at racists
Singer Thandiswa Mazwai is the latest celebrity to add a voice to South African politics. In her Instagram post, she mentioned how racism had slowly reared its head.
Thandiswa shared that racists could not hold themselves anymore, and destroyed the freedom project. Learn more