The World Student Games Championship in Napoli, Italy wrapped up this past Sunday, 14 July as Team South Africa walked away with a total of 18 medals, including both the women and men’s accolades.
For the ladies, they managed to bag six medals, with swimmers Tatjana Schoenmaker and Tayla Lovemore both winning double gold medals.
Schoenmaker’s Success in International Competitions Is on the Rise
The Tuks swimmer was victorious in both the Women’s 100m and 200m Breaststroke finals, adding to her gold medal tally in international competitions as she now has four accolades to her name.
The swimming sensation has also gone on to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
While, Lovemore Set a New National Record for SA
In the Women’s 50m Butterfly, Tayla Lovemore set a new record for South Africa, clocking a time of 26.25 to win gold. However, she did not stop there as she continued with her impressive form to claim number one spot in the Women’s 100m Butterfly event.
Team South Africa’s Women’s Medalists:
Women Half Marathon – Team (Bronze)
Women 400m Hurdles – Zeney Van Der Walt (Silver)
Women 100m Breaststroke – Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gold)
Women 200m Breaststroke – Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gold)
Women 50m Butterfly – Tayla Lovemore (Gold)
Women 100m Butterfly – Tayla Lovemore (Gold)
Photo 1 Caption: Team South Africa at the opening of the World Student Games Championship that took place in Napoli, Italy. The 30th Edition of the Summer Universiade Games was held from 3 July – 14 July, seeing #TeamSA collect 18 medals in total. Photo: @USSAstudent on Twitter