2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
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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|