Tokyo Olympics

WRAP | Team SA in Tokyo - Day 2

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Tatjana Schoenmaker (Anton Geyser/SASPA)
Tatjana Schoenmaker (Anton Geyser/SASPA)

Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics was all about Tatjana Schoenmaker from a Team South Africa perspective. 

The 24-year-old set a new Olympic record in her 100m breaststroke heat, finally giving South Africa something to celebrate after what has been a difficult start to the Games.

Here, we look at how Team South Africa performed on Sunday. 

ROWING

South African rowing pair Jake Green and Luc Daffarn were devastated after finishing last in the men's pairs repechage once again at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. - REPORT

WATERPOLO

It was a tough outing for the men's waterpolo side as they lost 21-2 to Italy.

SKATEBOARDING

Brandon Valjalo entered the event with a broken wrist but gave a decent account of himself as he finished 18th, failing to qualify for the final. - REPORT

SURFING

Jordy Smith may be out injured, but South Africa has another hopeful in the form of Bianca Buitendag, who has progressed to the last 16 in the event. She now faces Australia's Stephanie Gilmore in the knockouts and that contest will take place at 00:00 on Monday (SA time). - REPORT

GYMNASTICS

Naveen Daries and Cailtin Rooskrantz finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, in their uneven bars sub-division. 

CYCLING

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio gave a good account of herself in the women's road race, finishing 13th. Carla Oberholzer, though, did not finish. - REPORT

FOOTBALL

South Africa needed a win against France having lost their tournament opener to Japan on Thursday. In the most dramatic of matches, they took the lead three times despite missing a penalty, but they could not hold on and eventually fell to a heartbreaking 4-3 loss. - REPORT

SWIMMING

Tatjana Schoenmaker was superb in her 100m breaststroke heat, setting a new Olympic record and confirming that she is a very real medal possibility for South Africa. Young Pieter Coetzee finished last in his 100m backstroke heat. - REPORT

HOCKEY

South Africa's men's team opened up a 3-0 lead against the Netherlands, but fell away to lose 5-3. - REPORT

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