New African 100m record for Schoenmaker

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Tatjana Schoenmaker was ‘pretty shocked’ by her times at the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships.
Tatjana Schoenmaker was ‘pretty shocked’ by her times at the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships.

The second day of the SA National Short Course Swimming Championships at the Seals Swim Centre in Pietermaritzburg saw Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new African record with a Fina qualification time in the 100m breaststroke, while Matthew Sates added the 100m butterfly and Rebecca Meder the 200m individual medley.

Schoenmaker broke her own 2018 African record of 1:05.12 during the morning heats session on Sunday, clocking a fast 1:04.38, and improved on that time during the afternoon finals, winning the event in an exceptional 1:03.89.

Emily Visagie and Kaylene Corbett claimed the silver and bronze in 1:07.37 and 1:07.45, respectively.

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