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Tatjana Schoenmaker breaks 200m butterfly world record; King, Lazor win medals

Tatjana Schoenmaker breaks 200m butterfly world record; King, Lazor win medals
Posted at 7:48 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 22:00:57-04

South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker captured the first individual swimming world record of the Tokyo Olympics, winning the final of the women's 200m breaststroke in 2:18.95.

Her time unseats the previous mark held by Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen, who eight years ago went 2:19.11 at the 2013 World Swimming Championship.s

Both American swimmers in the event, Lilly King and Annie Lazor, rounded out he podium.