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A day of heartache and history: When Team SA became Team Schoenmaker

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South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker
South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker
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It hasn't been the easiest of starts for Team South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics, but there was certainly reason to celebrate on Sunday thanks to Tatjana Schoenmaker.

The 24-year-old stunned all to shatter the national, continental and Olympic record in the women's 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:04.82.

After climbing out of the pool at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre sporting the biggest smile, Schoenmaker made her way through the international press area and, eventually, over to SA's two-person media contingent.

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