Tatjana Schoenmaker on Friday won a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a world record time of two minutes, 18.95 seconds.
The previous world record holder was Dane Rikke Moller Pedersen in 2013, with a time of 2:19.11.
South African Schoenmaker also held the previous Olympic record for the event with her time of 2:19.16.
American swimmer Lilly King won the silver in the Olympic event with 2:19.92, and Annie Lazor bagged the bronze.
In the women’s 100-meter freestyle, Australian swimmer Emma McKeon won the gold with her Olympic record-breaking performance of 51.96 seconds, besting her own previous record of 52.13 seconds.
Bagging the silver, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong made another record-breaking time with the Asian record of 52.27 seconds.
Australian Cate Campbell won the bronze medal in the event.
Evgeny Rylov of the Russian International Committee (ROC) won the gold medal with an Olympic record time of 1:53.27 in the men’s 200-meter backstroke on Friday.
Ryan Murphey of the US won the silver with 1:54.15, while British swimmer Luke Greenbank bagged the bronze.
Chinese swimmer Shun Wang got the gold with the Asian record time of 1:55.00 in the men’s 200-meter individual medley.
Duncan Scott of Great Britain grabbed the silver, while Swiss Jeremy Desplanches bagged the bronze.
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