Hero’s welcome home for SA’s golden swimmer

Tatjana Schoenmaker glad she could put ‘smiles on South African faces to uplift them’ during difficult times

02 August 2021 - 19:37 By tiisetso malepa

Olympic 200m breaststroke golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker, arrived home on Monday smiling as she emerged from the terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.

The 24-year-old Johannesburg-born swimmer won SA’s first gold meal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in a world-record time of 2 min 18.95 sec, to beat the previous record of 2:19.11 set by Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen eight years ago...

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