Tatjana Schoenmaker Breaks 200m Breaststroke World Record; King, Lazor Win Medals

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South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker captured the archetypal idiosyncratic swimming satellite grounds of the Tokyo Olympics, winning the last of the women's 200m breaststroke successful 2:18.95.

Her clip unseats the erstwhile people held by Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen, who 8 years agone went 2:19.11 astatine the 2013 World Swimming Championships. Schoenmaker, 24, besides took 2nd successful the 100 bosom down the 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby,

Both American swimmers successful the event, Lilly King and Annie Lazor, rounded retired the podium. The Indiana-based teammates touched successful 2:19.92 and 2:20.84, respectively. King was retired successful a blistering 1:06.47 astatine the 100-meter mark, starring the field, but Schoenmaker came location successful 1:11.89 to King's 1:13.45.

The metallic is King's 2nd medal of the Games aft taking bronze successful the 100-meter breaststroke, her signature lawsuit that she won successful astatine the 2016 Olympics. King did not marque the 200 bosom last successful 2016 (it was the lone lawsuit without a U.S. swimmer successful the final). 

The 2-3 decorativeness for the Americans is the culmination of an affectional fewer months for the duo. When Lazor's begetter died abruptly a fewer months earlier the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, King promised Lazor's parent that she would do everything successful her powerfulness to get Lazor to the Olympics.

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