Tatjana Schoenmaker earned silver in the 100m breaststroke final in a time of 1:05,22, with the gold medal going to 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)
Bianca Buitendag had claimed the scalp of seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore from Australia in Monday’s third round and went on to beat the 23-year-old Portuguese Yolanda Hopkins for a place in the semi-finals. In the semi’s, she saw off Caroline Marks of the USA, 11.00 to 3.67. Photo: International Surfing Association (Twitter)

Podium Performances Headline Team SA’s Day 4 at Olympics

by | Jul 27, 2021

Team South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag headlined Day 4 proceedings of the Olympic Games earning silver medals on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

Schoenmaker earned silver in the 100m breaststroke final in a time of 1:05,22, with the gold medal going to 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby.

The 24-year-old is only the eighth South African woman to win an Olympic medal and it has been 21 years since a female South African swimmer has won an Olympic accolade.

Celebrating SA’s Magnificent Olympic Seven

In the surfing competition, Buitendag had claimed the scalp of seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore from Australia in Monday’s third round and went on to beat the 23-year-old Portuguese Yolanda Hopkins for a place in the semi-finals. In the semi’s, she saw off Caroline Marks of the USA, 11.00 to 3.67.

She went on to earn silver in the final with No.1 seed and four-time Carissa Moore of the USA 14.93 to 8.46.

In the women’s Mountain Bike, cross-country, Candice Lill lined up with 37 others riders for the event over 24.4km. This is the second Olympics for the 29-year-old Capetonian who competed at London 2012. It proved to be a clean sweep for Switzerland who took the gold, silver and bronze. Lill finished 24th in 1hr 26min 20sec, which was 10:34 behind gold medallist, Jolanda Neff.

The individual triathlon final saw a big field of 56 entrants, but only 33 finishing the race. While Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, the pre-race favourite, won the race in conditions made difficult due to overnight rain, Simone Ackerman fared best of the two Team SA athletes. She finished in 17th position, 5:38 behind the winner. Gill Sanders recorded a DNF after being lapped and not making the transition zone in time.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Tatjana Schoenmaker earned silver in the 100m breaststroke final in a time of 1:05,22, with the gold medal going to 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)

Photo 2 Caption: Bianca Buitendag had claimed the scalp of seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore from Australia in Monday’s third round and went on to beat the 23-year-old Portuguese Yolanda Hopkins for a place in the semi-finals. In the semi’s, she saw off Caroline Marks of the USA, 11.00 to 3.67. Photo: International Surfing Association (Twitter)

 

Share this article:

About the Author:

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Categories

Related Posts