NAPLES – SA swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new African and South African record on her way to victory in the 100m women’s breaststroke at the World Student Games in Napoli, Italy, on Saturday.
Schoenmaker surged to victory in the semifinal in 1 minute 6.32 seconds, bettering her previous personal best by 0.09.
In the final, the Tuks swimmer clinched the gold medal in 1:06.42. Japan’s Mai Fukasawa was second in a time of 1:07.22 and countrywoman Kanako Watanabe third swimming 1:07.28.
Day 5 since the #OpeningCeremony & make that FOUR medals so far for @USSAstudent #TeamSA at the #Napoli2019 Summer #Universiade !@TRSchoenmaker GOLD (pool)— IG: blitzbokke7s (@BlitzBokke) July 7, 2019
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