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Schoenmaker, Corbett garner silverware in Birmingham

by ZwemZa on July 31st, 2022

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 07: Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa celebrates with team mate Kaylene Corbett of South Africa after the Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final on day 3 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on April 07, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images)

South African star swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed South Africa’s third Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham as she defended her title to win the women’s 200m breaststoke final on Sunday evening.

Swimming in lane 4, Schoenmaker did not disappoint as she powered to a commanding lead throughout the race.

The 200m world record holder touched the wall in 2:21.92 to seal gold for South Africa.

It was gold and bronze for Team SA, as Olympian Kaylene Corbett had a strong final 50m as she captured third position in 2:23.67.

Australia’s Jenna Strauch separated the two South Africans as she took silver in 2:23.65

Team South Africa has now won five medals in Birmingham and all in the pool so far.

Earlier Emma Chelius finished fourth and Erin Gallagher finished eighth in the women’s 50m freestyle final.

Chelius touched the wall in 24.78, behind an all-Australian podium with Emma McKeon taking gold (23.99), Meg Harris silver (24.32) and Shayna Jack snatching bronze in 24.36.

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