Wayde van Niekerk (Getty)
Cape Town - Government
has congratulated Wayde van Niekerk for setting a new world record in
the men’s 400m at the Rio Olympics.
Acting Director-General, Donald Liphoko, said, “Government congratulates Wayde
on his outstanding achievement. We celebrate his astounding feat. His victory
is one that broke the long-standing world record of Michael Johnson from the United
States of America. He has made South Africa very proud and we wish him well for
his future endeavours.
is also proud of all South African participants for carrying the country’s flag
high at the Rio Olympics. The country looks forward to watching South African
participants bringing home more medals."