Wayde van Niekerk

 
Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Team South Africa touched down in the blistering Doha heat earlier this week. Much of the squad, comprising five women and 26 men, arrived...
Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar
Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar
World 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk will not defend his title in Qatar this month after a setback while recovering from an injury suffered...
Munyai and the art of training
Munyai and the art of training
Clarence Munyai was in the stands for Noah Lyles’s imperious 200m run at the Paris leg of the Diamond League circuit last weekend. He admits to...
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Athletes test their medal mettle
Athletes test their medal mettle
South Africa achieved its greatest ever haul of six medals at the World Athletics Championships in London two years ago. It was a performance that...
Team SA has come out of nowhere to demand the world’s attention
Team SA has come out of nowhere to demand the world’s attention
It was less than 10 years ago that a dejected South African Olympic team left Beijing with a solitary medal. Long jumper Khotso Mokoena had claimed...
'Heartbroken' Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track
'Heartbroken' Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track
Botswana's Isaac Makwala admitted to being heartbroken and fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200 metres – one on his own – to reach...
Makwala given thumbs-up to run 200m amid sabotage allegations
Makwala given thumbs-up to run 200m amid sabotage allegations
Isaac Makwala will be able to compete in the 200m at the world championships in London, after the IAAF decided to allow him to run a solo time-trial on Wednesday after missing Monday's heats....
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde van Niekerk's bid for a first world double since 1995 now turns to the 200m after he stormed to a comfortable victory in the 400m.
Q&A with nominee Wayde Van Niekerk ahead of Laureus Sports Awards
Q&A with nominee Wayde Van Niekerk ahead of Laureus Sports Awards
When Wayde van Niekerk won the 400 metres Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, his time of 43.03 secs bettered Michael Johnson’s 43.18 which had...
The year of competing dangerously
The year of competing dangerously
Patriotism does to the brain what sugar does to the belly: it makes it happy and it makes it soft. To invest a slice of your personal pride in your...
#ColouredExcellence: How Wayde van Niekerk’s victory challenges stereotypes
#ColouredExcellence: How Wayde van Niekerk’s victory challenges stereotypes
When Wayde van Niekerk stopped the clock in 43.03 seconds, South Africans who had watched the race unfold at 3am this morning leapt up in...

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