S. African swimmer Schoenmaker breaks world record to win women's 200m breaststroke 

30/07/2021 10:16 AM

TOKYO, July 30  -- Tatjana Schoenmaker shatters the world record to win women's 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Friday, Xinhua reported.

Clocking two minutes and 18.95 seconds, the South African beat United States medal hopefuls Lily King and Annie Lazor for the victory, and bested the previous world record of 2:19.11 by 0.16 seconds.

This is the first Olympic gold for the 24-year-old, who won a silver in 100m breaststroke on Tuesday.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist King took the silver in 2:19.92 and her compatriot Lazor bagged the bronze 0.92 seconds behind.