Wayde van Niekerk Gets The Gold!

In case you missed the awesome news, South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk not only won a gold medal for the 400m race but also broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year record.

The South African athlete gave the performance of his life as he sprinted in the 8th lane and went on to finish the race in 43.03 seconds, 0.15 seconds faster than Johnson in 1999.

EPA (Wayde van Niekerk)

Olympic gold medallist Johnson was one of the first to congratulate van Niekerk saying “Well done to this youngster. A world record. That was a massacre from Wayde van Niekerk. He just put those guys away”.

AP (Wayde van Niekerk )

It did not take long for everyone to send their love and congratulations to van Niekerk on social media. Twitter was buzzing with excitement.


You have made South Africa proud… congratulations Wayde van Niekerk! Go #TeamSA.

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