South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won South Africa’s first gold medal and set a new world record at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan early on Friday morning. 
Schoenmaker, who bagged silver in the 100-metre breaststroke on Tuesday, won the women’s 200-metre breaststroke final clocking 2:18,95 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Schoenmaker broke Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen’s eight-year record.
Meanwhile, Schoenmaker’s 22-year-old compatriot and Tuks teammate Kaylene Corbett finished fifth in 2:22,06.

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