LIVE WRAP | Tokyo Olympics Day 7: Every Team SA athlete and result – 30 July 2021
A list of all Team SA's competitors in action at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, 30 July.
A list of all Team SA’s competitors in action at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, 30 July.
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Gold for Tatjana Schoenmaker in a world record time in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.
The day won’t get better than that!
Men’s 400m hurdles, Heats: Sokwakhana Zazini finished third in his heat in 49.51 and qualified for the next round of competition
Women’s Pool A: South Africa 1 Germany 4: Toni Marks scored South Africa’s consolation goal in the 53rd minute as they had the final say in a 4-1 defeat. Germany led 2-0 within the opening 10 minutes before stretching their lead to 4-0 fter 49 minutes before Marks struck.
Women’s 200m breaststroke, final: GOLD! Tatjana Schoenmaker won South Africa’s first gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a world record swim. She touched the wall first after a titanic struggle with America’s Lilly King. Schoenmaker’s time was 2:18.95. The previous world record of 2:19.11 had been set by Denmark’s Ricke Moller Pedersen in Barcelona almost eight years ago to the day. Schoenmaker’s training partner Kaylene Corbett also performed heroically, finishing fifth in 2:22.06, another personal best.