Tokyo: Tatjana Schoenmaker shatters the world record to win women's 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Friday.
Clocking two minutes and 18.95 seconds, the South African beat medal hopefuls of the United States Lily King and Annie Lazor for the victory, and bested the previous world record of 2:19.11 by 0.16 seconds.
This is the first Olympic gold for the 24-year-old, who won a silver in 100m breaststroke on Tuesday.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist King took the silver in 2:19.92 and her compatriot Lazor bagged the bronze 0.92 seconds behind.
200m individual medley
Wang Shun of China won men's 200m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics here on Friday.
Rio bronze medalist Wang clocked an Asian record time of one minute and 55.00 seconds for the gold.
British Duncan Scott burst out from the fifth place to second in the freestyle split and took the silver in 1:55.28. Swiss Jeremy Desplanches bagged the bronze in 1:56.17.
200m backstroke gold
Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov beat defending champion Ryan Murphy of the United States to win the men's 200m backstroke gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.
The 24-year-old touched home first in an Olympic record time of one minute and 53.27 seconds, 0.88 seconds ahead of Murphy.
This is the second gold for the Russian, who also enjoyed a 100m backstroke victory on Tuesday where Murphy finished third.
Luke Greenbank of Britain took the bronze in 1:54.72. Wang had a slow start but came first after the backstroke split, and held his nerve to deny a comeback effort by 200m freestyle silver medalist Scott in the final sprint