Wayde van Niekerk is a World Champion

Wayde van Niekerk is a World Champion

Wayde van Niekerk produced remarkable victory in the men’s 400m at the World Championships in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.

His win made him South Africa’s first world champion in a sprint event as he crossed the line at 43.48 seconds.  The result penned his name in history books as the fourth-fastest man in the event ever and the quickest non-American athlete to date.

The field was not short of quality as defending champion Lawshawn Merritt achieve a personal best of 43.65 seconds for silver, while Olympic champion Kirani James claimed bronze in a season best of 43.78 seconds.

Meaning all athletes who managed a podium finish, did so inside 43.8 second, thus making this one of the fastest contest in recent history.

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