Christian swimmer with "Glory To God Alone" swim cap wins Olympic Gold, breaks world record
· Jul 31, 2021 ·

Now here's an Olympic athlete worth your support and celebration.

South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker, won Olympic gold and broke the world record for women's 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.

"I wasn't expecting that at all," Schoenmaker said. "It couldn't have been a better race. It still just doesn't sink in; maybe one day."

Schoenmaker, 24, has been an outspoken Christian since her conversion in 2016.

She has previously worn a swim cap with a design featuring the latin phrase "Soli Deo Gloria" (Glory to God Alone) and the "Jesus Fish" (ichthus).

Americans Lilly King and Annie Lazor won silver and bronze behind Schoenmaker, respectively. Both of them congratulated Schoenmaker immediately after the race finished.

"It's just an incredible swim," Lazor said of Schoenmaker. "That world record has been standing for a little bit too long, I think. So to see someone finally crack 2:19, we've all been working towards that I think, to see someone like her do it, she's just a great person, just to be there and experience that with someone is something that you'll really never forget."

Just an outstanding job.


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