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South Africa's Schoenmaker wins gold in Tokyo, breaks world record in swimming

South Africa's Schoenmaker wins gold in Tokyo, breaks world record in swimming
Schoenmaker breaks world record with 2:18.95 in women's 200-meter breaststroke at Tokyo 2020

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.

source: News Feed
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