Tatjana Schoenmaker powers to African record at SA Aquatics Championships

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South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gallo Images)
South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker (Gallo Images)
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South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed gold in the 200m breaststroke at the SA Aquatics Championships in Gqeberha on Friday evening.

In the third day of the event, Schoenmaker secured her second gold in emphatic style, winning with a new African record and Olympic qualification time of 2:20.17.

The 23-year-old bettered her own 2019 time of 2:21.79 in her speciality event.

Schoenmaker finished over six seconds ahead of Kaylene Corbett in 2:26.59 and Emily Visagie in 2:30.45 in the 200m event.

Meanwhile, Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos claimed silver in the 200m freestyle Maritzburg teenager Matt Sates took gold in a 1:48.08 with Le Clos touching the wall second in 1:48.48.

Christian Sadie (S7) raced to his second Paralympic qualification in the 50m freestyle, winning the event in a new SA record time of 29.03 - bettering his own 2019 time of 29.06.

Olympic Qualifying Times following Day 3:

Chad le Clos - 200m butterfly - 1:55.88

Ethan du Preez - 200m butterfly - 1:56.44

Tatjana Schoenmaker - 200m breaststroke - 2:20.17

Paralympic Qualifying Times following Day 3:

Christian Sadie (S7) - 100m backstroke - 1:15.01

Christian Sadie (S7) - 50m freestyle - 29.03

Kat Swanepoel (S2) - 100m backstroke - 2:14.78

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