Schoenmaker wins second gold in Tokyo

Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gallo Images)
Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed her second gold medal during Day 2 of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo on Saturday.

Schoenmaker’s time of 1:06.54 in the 100m breaststroke final secured her the top spot on the podium ahead of Japan’s Miho Teramura and Reona Aoki in 1:06.77 and 1:07.06, respectively.

On Friday, Schoenmaker won her first ever World Cupgold medal in the 200m breaststroke with a World Cup record-breaking time of 2:22.35, slicing 0.52 seconds off Viktoria Gunes' time of 2:22.87 set in 2015.

Japan's Reona Aoki took silver in 2:24.33 and Spain's Jessica Vall Montero rounded up the podium with bronze in 2:25.32.

The Tokyo leg of the World Cup concludes on Sunday with Schoenmaker racing the 50m breaststroke.

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