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SA footballers lose again as Schoenmaker sets Olympic swim record

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The South African U-23 Olympic football team lost 4 -3 to France in their second match of the Tokyo 2020 at Saitama Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The u23s on three occasions took the lead but allowed the French to equalize soon after in all three instances before the French took an unassailable lead late in the referee’s optional time.

It was a heart-breaking result for David Notoane’s side who had put up a brilliant show and deserved something from this encounter.

South Africa could have gone to the break in the lead but striker Luther Singh missed a penalty when he blasted his kick over the bar.

South Africa, who are currently bottom of the table in Group A, will now face Mexico in their last match of Tokyo2020 on Wednesday 28 July.

They lost their opener last Thursday 1-0 to hosts Japan.

 

There was good news for Team SA at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday when the country’s leading swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker qualified for the semi-finals of the 100 m breastroke, setting a new Olympic record in the process.

 Schoenmaker, who swims out of Tuks University, was the fastest of the qualifiers for the semi-finals in a time of 1:04.82 as she bettered Lilly King’s record from Rio 2016.

 

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