SCHOENMAKER Tatjana

9 Jul 1997
24
Female
JOHANNESBURG
 
South Africa

Events and Medals

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
OR Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 5 1:04.82 25 July, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)
WR Women's 200m Breaststroke Final 2:18.95 30 July, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)
OR Women's 200m Breaststroke Final 2:18.95 30 July, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
YearLocation50Breast100Breast200Breast4x100Medley W4x100Medley X
2019Gwangju, KORH (31.40)6th (1:06.60)2nd (2:22.52)H (4:05.12)H (3:49.90)


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Spending time with friends and family. (speedo.co.za, 01 Jan 2021)
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Athlete
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Finance - University of Pretoria, South Africa
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Partner Ruan Ras
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English
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Tuks Swimming [Pretoria, RSA]
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Rocco Meiring [club], RSA; Graham Hill [national], RSA
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Her partner Ruan Ras has represented South Africa in swimming at World Cup events. (Instagram profile, 14 Feb 2021; Ruan Ras Instagram profile, 25 Apr 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021)
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She began swimming at age five and started competing at age eight. She initially combined swimming with other sports, but began to focus on swimming towards the end of high school. "I had my first competition at age eight and won the 25m butterfly, from there my parents decided that swimming was for me and that I had a talent for it." (media.ford.com, 14 Aug 2020; speedo.co.za, 01 Jan 2021)
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"My love for swimming makes me want to get up every morning and go to training. It's like my second home. Being fortunate enough to travel the world doing what I love, seeing new places and meeting new people and sports heroes, motivates me a lot. The most important thing every young swimmer should realise is that nothing is impossible. They only need to believe and be prepared to put in the long and hard hours." (media.ford.com, 14 Aug 2020; iol.co.za, 20 May 2020; up.ac.za, 14 Nov 2019)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport, she hopes to become a quantity surveyor. (citizen.co.za, 20 Apr 2020)
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She trains for up to six hours a day, with eight or nine swim sessions a week at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Her routine also includes gym work. (media.ford.com, 14 Aug 2020; news24.com, 21 Apr 2020)
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Winning two gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (speedo.co.za, 01 Jan 2021)
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South African swimmers Penelope Heyns and Chad le Clos, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (thislifeonline.co.za, 30 Oct 2019)
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"I have a bit of a ritual where I just jump a bit and do quite a high jump touching my toes, twisting my back a little, the usual swimmer slapping routine." (vssports.co.za, 22 Jun 2020)
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"Focus on one's own improvement and own goals rather than comparing oneself to others. If you're constantly improving, you'll eventually get to the top. For me it was always about improving my time." (media.ford.com, 14 Aug 2020)
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She was named African Female Swimmer of the Year by the website SwimSwam in both its 2019 and 2020 Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 15 Dec 2020, 26 Dec 2019)

In 2019 she was named Sports Star of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year at the South African Sport Awards. (swimswam.com, 12 Nov 2019)

She was named Newcomer of the Year at the 2018 South African Sport Awards. (thislifeonline.co.za, 30 Oct 2019)
Legend
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Gold Medal
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
OR:
Olympic Record
WR:
World Record
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