Schoenmaker storms to gold for Team SA

Tatjana Schoenmaker (Getty Images)
Tatjana Schoenmaker (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tatjana Schoenmaker has won gold in the women's 200m breaststroke final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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The South African swimmer broke an African record and stopped the clock in a time of 2:22.02.

England's Molly Renshaw came second in a time of 2:23.28 and Welsh swimmer Chloe Tutton finished up the podium in 2:23.42.

Other South Africans in the women's final were Emily Visagie, who finished seventh (2:29.25) and Kaylene Corbett, who finished eighth in 2:29.40.

This is the first time a South African has ever won this event.

Meanwhile, Chad le Clos advanced through to the men's 100m freestyle final after finishing first in his semi-final.

Le Clos, who won gold earlier in the men's 200m butterfly, stopped the clock in a time of 48.61 to finish second fastest overall.

South Africa have now won seven medals at the Commonwealth Games thus far - winning four gold and three bronze.

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