van Niekerk wins men’s 400m

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk set a new world record to win gold in the men’s 400m in Rio. Van Niekerk completed the race in 43.03 seconds.

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Wayde van Niekerk

Grenada’s Kirani James came second in 43.76 seconds.

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Kirani James

LaShawn Merrit of the United States took bronze in 43.85 seconds.

5 Responses to van Niekerk wins men’s 400m

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Absolutely Fantastic!!

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  2. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke August 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    That was simply breathtaking.

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  3. Coralita August 14, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Congrats to the winner and especially on breaking the record.

    However, Kirani James has done Grenada and the Caribbean proud. Congrats for a fine run and for being in the medals.

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  4. Ras Small
    Ras Small August 15, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Brilliant! And coached by his great grandmother, only goes to show….

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  5. Alicia Sanderson
    Alicia Sanderson August 15, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Great congrats

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