Beijing - Wayde van Niekerk was discharged from the hospital where he was under
observation for exhaustion after winning his first world championship
title in the 400m on Wednesday.
Despite a lightning quick
start, Van Niekerk still held off defending champion LaShawn Merritt and
Olympic gold medalist Kirani James to win gold.
After finishing in
43.48 for the sixth-fastest time in history, he collapsed on the
track and had to be taken to the hospital for observation.
Just over two hours after his win, he was discharged from hospital, the IAAF said.