Monday, Sep 20, 2021

Tokyo 2020: Santos fifth in her heat of the 100 meters breaststroke

Emily Santos was eliminated from the swimming competition in the 100 meter breaststroke by placing fifth in the Heat 2 at Tokyo 2020.
Panamanian swimmer Emily Santos set a time of 1 minute, 12 seconds and 10 hundredths in heat two of the 100-meter chest test at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Santos was in fifth place in his qualifying heat won by the Slovakian, Andrea Podmanikova, who timed 1:08:36 which also did not enter among those classified for the semifinals.

Santos' mark made today at the Tokyo Aquatic Center did not exceed her personal record of 1:11:67.

The 16-year-old swimmer from the capital became the second youngest Panamanian athlete to see action in the Olympic Games only behind the also swimmer Eileen Coparropa, who at the age of 15 was in Atlanta 96.

In the 100 meter breaststroke competitor Tatjana Shoenmaker from South Africa set a new Olympic record with a time of 1:04:82.

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