Tokyo Olympics: first medals for South Africa on day four

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South African swimmer Tatjana SchoenmakerSouth African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won silver in the women's 100m breaststroke

Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag both won silver on day four of the Olympics to claim South Africa's first medals of Tokyo 2020.

BBC Sport Africa will be updating this page with the highlights for African competitors on day four at the Tokyo Olympics.


South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker had to settle for silver in the women's 100m breaststroke as she finished behind surprise winner the USA's Lydia Jacoby.

Schoenmaker qualified fastest for the final having set the Olympic record in the heats but was edged out by 17-year-old Jacoby for the gold with USA's world record holder Lilly King winning bronze.


Bianca Buitendeg of South Africa claimed silver in the women's surfing as the sport made its debut at the Olympics.

The 27-year-old lost in the final, which had been rescheduled from Wednesday due to a bad weather forecast, to four-time world champion Carissa Moore of the USA.

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