Schoenmaker powers to another Olympic record

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker competes to break the Olympic Record in a heat for the women's 200m breaststroke swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. AFP/Oli Scarff

TOKYO - Tatjana Schoenmaker clocked the second-fastest 200m breaststroke time ever.

She was under world-record pace for much of her heat and only missed it by a fingertip, touching in 2:19.16, a new Olympic mark and just shy of the 2:19.11 set by Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen in 2013.

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"I don't think I actually have the words to say how happy I am," she said.

"I was just thinking if I only had these longer nails."


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