Joy, Agony at World Champs for South Africa's Wayde and Simbine
Six races in six days. Sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk set the track alight in the 400 metre final, winning gold. He also managed to qualify for the 200 meter final in a very close race, keeping his dream of winning a double gold, alive - this as team mate Akani Simbine lost out when he placed 7th.Wayde has since taken silver in the 200 meter event.
South Africa: Wayde 'Grateful' for Bagging Silver and Gold
News24Wire, 11 August 2017
Wayde van Niekerk carried South Africa to a record medal haul on Thursday night, Day 7 of the IAAF World Championships in London, England. Read more »
South Africa: Van Niekerk's Double Dream Dashed By 0.02Sec Margin!
Sascoc, 10 August 2017
Olympic 400-metre champion Wayde van Niekerk's dream of a double 200/400m triumph came within 0.02sec of being realised at the IAAF World Championships in London on Thursday night. Read more »
South Africa: Van Niekerk Sneaks Through Backdoor Into 200m Final
Sascoc, 9 August 2017
Less than 24 hours after winning his second IAAF World Championships 400-metre title, South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk gave himself a shot at the 200/400m double in London on… Read more »
South Africa: Joy, Heartache for Wayde and Simbine at World Champs
News24Wire, 10 August 2017
There was both relief and grief for South Africa's top sprinters on Wednesday night, with Wayde van Niekerk reaching the 200m men final and Akani Simbine being eliminated in the… Read more »
South Africa: Golden Boy Wayde Van Niekerk Lights Up London
Sascoc, 8 August 2017
South Africa's Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk added World Championships 400-metre gold to his trophy collection with a consummate victory in London on Tuesday night. Read more »
Wayde van Niekerk (file photo).
Atta Boy! Sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk, delivered another superb performance at the weekend, smashing the national 200m record at a meeting in Kingston, Jamaica. Read more »
Competing at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic, the Rio Olympics 400m gold medallist won in 30.81 seconds for another world, African and South African record. Read more »