Schoenmaker Earns 100m Breaststroke Olympic Qualification

by | Apr 12, 2021

Tatjana Schoenmaker continued to impress during the fifth day of the SA National Aquatic Championships, taking place at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha.

 

Schoenmaker already set a new African record for the 50m on the opening day of the meet, followed that up with a top-10 all-time 200m race – another African record along with Olympic qualification for the distance, before doubling up Tokyo participation with her 100m title on Sunday.

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The SA swim star added the 100m breaststroke title to her tally with a new African Record and Olympic Qualification time of 1:05.74, shedding 0.15secs from her own 2019 time of 1:05.89, while 17-year-old Lara van Niekerk won the silver in 1:07.40 and Kaylene Corbett the bronze in 1:08.88.

The SA National Aquatic Championships conclude today, Monday, 12 April 2021, with the heats starting at 09:30, while the finals will begin at 18h00.

The staging of this event has been made possible through the support provided by Swimming SA partners, Sport and Recreation South Africa, SASCOC, National Lotteries Commission, Arena, Rand Water and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Tatjana Schoenmaker continued to impress during the fifth day of the SA National Aquatic Championships, taking place at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Gqeberha.

 

With editing by gsport

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