Wayde van Niekerk had the athletics world at his feet in 2016. He improved the 400m world record at the Olympics and the South African flag was proudly waved in Rio de Janeiro.
However, a serious knee injury hampered his preparation for the upcoming Tokyo spectacle, but there is good news: He is back on track.
Van Niekerk won the 100m at a Kovsie event in an unofficial time of 10.20 seconds on Monday night in the Free State. In addition, he achieved this impressive performance on a grass track that shows that his Olympic preparatory work is on track.