Watch Wayde van Niekerk break world record to win Olympic gold

 CONGRATULATIONS TO WORLD RECORD CHAMPION WAYDE VAN NIEKERK

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South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk stunned the world on Sunday night (Monday morning SA time) when he stormed to victory in the 400m final in Rio, setting a new world record time of 43.03.

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The 24-year-old South African set the Olympic Stadium into a frenzy with a superhuman dash, to become the first athlete to win an Olympic gold from Lane 8, and smashing Michael Johnson’s 1999 record by 0.15 seconds in the process.

Usain Bolt stopped his interview to go and congratulate the new world record winner.

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