South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker is making waves in the pool. Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker is making waves in the pool. Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

SA's Tatjana Schoenmaker bags gold at Swimming World Cup in Japan

Time of article published Aug 3, 2019

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TOKYO – Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the 200m breaststroke on Friday's Day 1 at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Schoenmaker, a silver medalist at last week's Schoenmaker FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, won in a time of 2:22.35.

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— FINA (@fina1908)

“I am very happy because I did not imagine such a good time. I moved a lot, so I was tired in the morning, but I was able to relax and swim fast. I enjoyed swimming with world-class swimmers here in Tokyo,” Schoenmaker said after her victory.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SWC19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SWC19- DAY 1 Finals

We have 2 new Breaststroke World Cup Records 🚨 tonight thanks to Tatjana Schoenmaker (200m - 2:22:35) and Ilya Shymanovich (100m - 58:73). Good job!! pic.twitter.com/n6YEc3FBf1

— FINA (@fina1908)

She became the first South African woman to medal at a FINA World Championships last week when she won silver in the 200-metre breaststroke.

Schoenmaker will swim the 100m breaststroke on Saturday. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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