South Africa’s men’s hockey team has caused a major upset in Pool B at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.
The Proteas who are ranked 14th in the world, have beaten fifth-ranked Germany 4-3 to record their first win of the tournament. They will play Canada in another Pool B match on Friday.
The SA Hockey Men (Ranked 14th in the world) have just defeated German (Ranked 5th in the world) on the largest stage for the sport. The Olympic Games. The South African goals were scored by Matt Guise-Brown, Keenan Horne, Nic Spooner and Mustapha Cassiem ..1/2 pic.twitter.com/0fyWB5CuZe
— SA Hockey (@SA_Hockey) July 29, 2021
Earlier, Tatjana Schoenmaker qualified fastest for the 200-metre breaststroke final.
The 100-metre breaststroke silver medallist won her semi-finals in 2:19:33 – more than a second faster than the second-fastest qualifying time of Russian teenager, Evgenia Chikunova.
Schoenmaker will be joined in Friday’s final by compatriot Kaylene Corbett, who won her semi-final to qualify fourth fastest.
Women’s 200m breaststroke, semi-finals: Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett both won their races, in 2:19.33 and 2:22.08, respectively. They are 1st and 4th fastest heading into Friday’s final#TeamSA #TokyoOlympics
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) July 29, 2021