Tatjana Schoenmaker saved her best for on Friday, 30 July by winning the women’s 200m-breaststroke in a world record time of 2.18.95 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Tuks based swimmer's winning time is 0.17s faster than the record set by Rikke Pedersen (Denmark) in 2013.
Tatjana Schoenmaker is better known as a pro athlete. What is perhaps lesser known about the 23-year-old swimming sensation is that she has just completed her BCom (Financial Sciences) degree at UP, becoming one of 11 000 UP students who graduated in a virtual ceremony last month.
Akani Simbine, 2016 Rio Olympics finalist in the 100 metres, South African record holder in the 100 metres sprint, and Diamond League gold medallist, graduated at the University of Pretoria (UP) with a Bachelor of Information Science on Friday, 8 September.
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