South African Olympic silver medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker has won the women’s 100m breaststroke event at the SA National Aquatic Championships in Gqeberha. Schoenmaker beat Commonwealth Games champion Lara van Niekerk to win the national title and equaled the secondfastest time in the world this year with a time of 1:05.89. Although the race was not about winning titles for Schoenmaker, it was more about the personal goals she set for herself. She was relieved to break the 1minute 6second barrier again after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1:04.8.
The South African National Swimming Championships took place in Gqeberha this week, and it was an incredible showcase of the country’s top swimming talents. The event was a mix of veteran and young swimmers looking to make their mark and qualify for the World Swimming Championships later this year in Fukuoka, Japan.