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South African Olympic Gold Swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker talks women in sport

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker, who won the gold medal and set the world record in the 200m breaststroke event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She shares her Olympic experience and journey to Gold. She emphasises faith, discipline, strong support systems and leading a balanced life as contributing factors, stating that “a happy swimmer is a fast swimmer”. We remark that women’s sports do not receive equal attention to men’s sports from media coverage to pay scales. We acknowledge that professional sporting careers are relatively short-lived and highlight education as a tool to help develop alternative careers particular for women. Tune in for more.

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