Swimming champion Schoenmaker radiant as Mrs. Smith


Messages of congratulations are pouring in from all over after wedding bells rang for South African swimming champion Tatjana Schoenmaker and Joel Smith at the weekend.

Schoenmaker, world champion in the 200m breaststroke, posted photos of her and a smiling Smith at the wedding ceremony with the words “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” shared on Instagram.

Smith, a sports manager, is the brother of Rachel Kolisi. Rahcel is married to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

The couple got engaged in April this year and Tatjana also shared the news about the gold – now on her finger – on social media. “We are engaged. I do not have words. I am going to marry the man of my dreams. I am in absolute awe and grateful to have the privilege, first, to love you and now, to start a new journey with you,” she then wrote on Instagram after confirming her relationship with Joel a month earlier has.

Saree reports that the intimate wedding was held at a picturesque mountain reserve outside Robertson.

Tatjana shone in a striking ivory dress and Joel was dressed in a black suit with white sneakers.

Many messages of congratulations have already poured in and thousands of people have already viewed the photos on Instagram.

Tatjana made her Olympic debut in 2021 in Tokyo where she set a new world record in the 200 m breaststroke for women and won a gold medal.