Schoenmaker Rips 1:04.82 100 Breast; 5th Fastest Performer All-Time


Another Olympic record went down on day 2 heats after we saw one get overwritten already in the women’s 100m backstroke. This second mark was surpassed in the women’s 100m breaststroke and in a big way, with South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker taking the top seed in the prelims with a result of 1:04.82.

Schoenmaker’s top time entering this meet rested at the South African national and African continental record of 1:05.74, a time she registered just this past May.

Here in Tokyo, the 24-year-old Tuks swimmer busted out her huge 1:04.82 by way of 30.21/34.61 to hack nearly a second off of her previous fastest outing.

Schoenmaker clocked the only sub-1:05 outing of the field, with reigning Olympic champion Lilly King of the United States taking the 3rd seed behind teammate Lydia Jacoby. Jacoby hit 1:05.52, just off her U.S. Olympic Trials time of 1:05.28 while King posted 1:05.55 here.

With two more rounds of this women’s 100m breaststroke to go, Schoenmaker already checks-in as the 5th fastest performer all-time in the event with today’s performance.

Top 5 Women’s LCM 100 Breaststroke All-Time Performers

1 1:04.13 Lilly King IN UN USA 2017 World Champs 7/25/2017 Budapest
2 1:04.35 Ruta Meilutyte CA UN LTU 2013 World Champs 7/28/2013 Barcelona
3 1:04.36 Yulia Efimova CA UN RUS 2017 World Champs 7/24/2017 Budapest
4 1:04.45 Jessica Hardy CA NOVA USA 2005 World Champs 8/7/2009 Federal Way
5 1:04.82 Tatjana Schoenmaker RSA 2021 Olympic Games 07/25/2021 Tokyo

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1 month ago

Lilly King vs Tatjana Queen

1 month ago

Hi Lilly! Any Olympic predictions you care to make?

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