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Top 10 Wayde van Niekerk 'must-read' articles

2016-08-15 06:48
Wayde van Niekerk (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk ran his way into the history books in Rio with a new world record in the 400m.

In the process, Van Niekerk became the first South African track gold medal winner in 96 years.

The gold was also Team South Africa's first of the Rio Olympics.

In case you were sleeping, here are the Top 10 proudly South African Wayde van Niekerk gold medal-winning articles:

1. Wayde van Niekerk lays down a challenge to Usain Bolt

New 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, says he'd love to face Usain Bolt over 200,

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2. Wayde van Niekerk thanks 74-year-old coach

Wayde van Niekerk has thanked his 74-year-old coach, Ans Botha, after breaking the 400m world record at Rio 2016.

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3. Legend meets legend: Usain Bolt congratulates Wayde van Niekerk

Moments after clinching a third straight 100m Olympic gold medal, Usain Bolt went over to congratulate Wayde van Niekerk on his 400m victory.

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4. Wayde van Niekerk: I don't remember a thing!

Wayde van Niekerk says he doesn't remember a thing after his world record run in the 400m at the Rio Olympics.

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5. Usain Bolt told Wayde van Niekerk he'd break the world record

Usain Bolt had told Wayde van Niekerk in the build-up to Rio 2016 that he would break Michael Johnson's 400m world record.

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6. Five things you need to know about Wayde van Niekerk

Five facts about Wayde van Niekerk, who broke the men's 400m world record at the Olympic Games with a time of 43.03 in Rio.

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7. Michael Johnson: Wayde massacred my record!

American great Michael Johnson has responded to Wayde van Niekerk breaking his 400m world record.

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8. LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James respond to Wayde van Niekerk's WR

LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James have given their views on Wayde van Niekerk's world record run in the 400m final in Rio.

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9. Wayde van Niekerk's WR run breaks Twitter!

South Africa has its first gold medal at the Rio Olympics - and it could not have come in more dramatic fashion.

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10. Wayde van Niekerk wins GOLD for SA, sets new WR

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk has obliterated the world record in winning the 400m title at the Rio Olympics.

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