Wayde Van Niekerk Remains A Hero

Wayde van Niekerk unredeemed himself in the 400m semi-finals on Monday at the Olympics after recovering from an injury in 2017. Wayde finished fifth in his heat, missing out on the showpiece final. It was a disappointing end to his Olympic campaign, but social media users rallied behind Van Niekerk.


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Wayde van Niekerk, Olympic champion and world record holder has been eliminated from the men's 400m at the Tokyo Games.

But it didn't take long for the disappointment to turn into praise as South Africans offered their congratulations to him on social media, saying they are proud of his achievements.

"Very disappointed with the run. I expected way more from myself, but it didn't work out the way I wanted it to work out," said Van Niekerk to Team SA in an audio clip. 

We at News Portal are very proud of Wayde Van Niekerk and despite his injuries, he took on the challenge, ran in the men's 400m at the Tokyo Games and made many South African's proud.



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