South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker has set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona.
The United States claimed the other two medals.
Evansville-native Lilly King set a blistering pace early in the race and held on for a silver, while her USA teammate Annie Lazor grabbed bronze.
It was the third world record at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, with the first two coming in women’s relays.