Tokyo Olympics

Stage set for Schoenmaker to be SA's golden girl: '15 years of training for 2 minutes, 20 seconds'

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Tatjana Schoenmaker (Getty)
Tatjana Schoenmaker (Getty)

On Thursday night in the quiet suburb of Little Falls in Roodepoort, the Schoenmakers - father Rene, mother Renske, and sister Fabienne - will be in bed earlier than usual.

Friday is a big day. 

When most of South Africa is still fast asleep, 24-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker will take on the world, one more time, on the grandest stage of them all. 

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
The Springboks return to Rugby Championship action to take on the Wallabies this weekend. How will they fare?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Boks to win by plenty
17% - 1589 votes
The Boks will win, but it'll be tight
55% - 5226 votes
I reckon the Wallabies at home will get the win
21% - 1967 votes
It's too close to call!
8% - 794 votes
Vote