TATJANA SCHOENMAKER

PROFILE

Nationality: RSA

Place of birth: Johannesburg 

DOB: 9 July 1997

Coach: Rocco Meiring

PERSONAL BESTS

African and South African records (long course)
50 m: 30.82 sec
100 m: 1:06.41 sec
200 m: 2:22.02 sec

African and South African record (short course)
4 x 50m Medley Relay:
1:52.16 sec

HONORS

African and South African records (long course)
50 m: 30.82 sec, Gold Coast, Apr'18
100 m: 1:06.41 sec, Gold Coast, Apr'18
200 m: 2:22.02 sec, Gold Coast, Apr'18

African and South African record (short course)
4 x 50 m Medley Relay:
1:52.16 sec, Doha, Dec'14

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast)
1st, 100m breaststroke
1st, 200m breaststroke

2017 World Student Games (Taipei)
2nd, 200m breaststroke

2015 African Games (Brazzaville)
1st, 50m breaststroke
1st, 100m breaststroke
1st, 200m breaststroke
1st, 4x100m medley relay

BIOGRAPHY

Having made steady progress in recent years, Tatjana Schoenmaker has transformed herself into South Africa's top women's swimmer.

After raking in multiple medals as a teenager at the 2015 African Games, she went on to reach the podium at the 2017 World Student Games.

Reaffirming her tremendous potential, the 20-year-old swimmer became the first SA woman in eight years to earn a medal in the pool at the Commonwealth Games when she secured double gold at the 2018 showpiece.

Breaking multiple national records, she has already been compared to former Olympic champion Penny Heyns, and Schoenmaker is developing into one of the country's biggest hopes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as she goes from strength to strength.

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