By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp
ANKARA (AA) - Tatjana Schoenmaker on Friday won a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 women's 200-meter breaststroke with a world record time of two minutes, 18.95 seconds.
The previous world record holder was Dane Rikke Moller Pedersen in 2013, with a time of 2:19.11.
South African Schoenmaker also held the previous Olympic record for the event with her time of 2:19.16.
American swimmer Lilly King won the silver in the Olympic event with 2:19.92, and Annie Lazor bagged the bronze.
In the women's 100-meter freestyle, Australian swimmer Emma McKeon won the gold with her Olympic record-breaking performance of 51.96 seconds, besting her own previous record of 52.13 seconds.
Bagging the silver, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong made another record-breaking time with the Asian record of 52.27 seconds.
Australian Cate Campbell won the bronze medal in the event.
- Men's aquatics
Evgeny Rylov of the Russian International Committee (ROC) won the gold medal with an Olympic record time of 1:53.27 in the men's 200-meter backstroke on Friday.
Ryan Murphey of the US won the silver with 1:54.15, while British swimmer Luke Greenbank bagged the bronze.
Chinese swimmer Shun Wang got the gold with the Asian record time of 1:55.00 in the men's 200-meter individual medley.
Duncan Scott of Great Britain grabbed the silver, while Swiss Jeremy Desplanches bagged the bronze.