SCHOENMAKER HOPES FOR SA'S FIRST GOLD AT OLYMPICS
South African swimmer, Tatjana Schoenmaker, will have all eyes on her as she participates in the 200-metre breaststroke final in Tokyo on Friday.
Schoenmaker, along with Kaylene Corbett, both won their semi-finals on Thursday. Schoenmaker and Corbett are training partners at Tuks.
The final will take place at 03:41 (South African time) on Friday. Schoenmaker was the fastest qualifier while Corbett was the fourth fastest.
During the heat on Wednesday, Schoenmaker managed to break the Olympic record when she qualified for the semi-final.
On Tuesday she won South Africa's first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games when she won silver in the women's 100-metre breaststroke.
Meanwhile, Bianca Buitendag won silver in the women's surfing final also held on Tuesday. The event was only meant to be held on Wednesday, but concerns over a storm approaching meant that the organisers moved the event forward by a day.
The two silver medals are the only medals won by Team South Africa so far. The Blitzbokke lost out on their chance to win a medal when they lost to Argentina. They ended up in fifth place when they beat the USA.
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