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.

Wayde van Niekerk

Grenada’s Kirani James came second in 43.76 seconds.

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!!

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

    That was simply breathtaking.

  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.

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

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

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

    Great congrats


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