15 Things You Didn’t Know About SA Olympic Gold Medallist Wayde Van Niekerk

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli

South African running sensation Wayde van Niekerk made a name for himself on the global stage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio by winning the men’s 400m gold in world record time.

The 24-year-old athlete has been preparing for an excellent performance for Team SA in Brazil, with the country expecting great things from the 400m star. The humble sportsman delivered on his athletic promise, and reaped the rewards for his hard work in preparing for Rio 2016.

To celebrate the achievement of South Africa’s newest sports hero, we take a closer look at 15 things you may not know about South African athlete, Wayde van Niekerk.

Source: IOL, Twitter, IAAF, TimesLive, CityPress, Channel24, LiverpoolEcho, IndependentOnline.