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    Tatjana Schoenmaker in record-breaking form in Tokyo Olympic trials

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    The 2021 SA National Aquatic Championships, which will serve as the nation’s primary Olympic selection meet, kicked off at Newton Park pool in Gqeberha on Wednesday.

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    Highlighting the evening’s finals on Day 1 was 23-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker in the women’s 50 breaststroke.

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    She broke her own South African national record and African continental record with a winning time of 30.32.

    During the morning’s heats, Tatjana Schoenmaker first dove under her former mark with a 30.42, shaving a tenth off her 30.52 national record from the 2020 NTS Championships this past December.

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    Schoenmaker is now the 23rd-fastest event performer all-time and moved up to No 2 in the world for the 2020/21 season.

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    The women’s 50m breaststroke is not an Olympic event.

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    Placing second to Tatjana Schoenmaker was 17-year-old Lara van Niekerk at 31.03.

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    She currently holds the 17-year-old South African age record at 30.58, also from the 2020 NTS Championships, which ranks her fifth in the world this season.

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    Caitlin de Lange completed the podium in 31.87.

    Thursday’s Day 2 heats will start at 09:30 with the finals set to begin at 18:00.

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