Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa winner of the athletics 400m and Usain Bolt…

Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa winner of the athletics and Usain Bolt…

Luvo Manyonga Long Jump Silver Medalist Rio

Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates after the Men's Long Jump Final on Day…

South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk's Olympic campaign got off to a…

South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk's Olympic campaign got off to a comfortable start in the men's at the Rio Games on Friday.

"I want to thank God for everything he has done for me 'cause without him none of this wouldn't be possible." -- Wayde van Niekerk

"I want to thank God for everything he has done for me 'cause without him none…

Wayde van Niekerk Is an Amazing Athlete. Can He Be the Next Usain Bolt?

Wayde van Niekerk Is an Amazing Athlete. Can He Be the Next Usain Bolt?

The moment that all of South Africa had been waiting for since Wayde van Niekerk won was to see Caster Semenya in action, and the national record-holder didn’t disappoint at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday.

"[Caster] Semenya’s case is the latest saga in sport’s checkered history of sex testing, a task that is purportedly aimed at creating an even playing field but…raises serious questions about how athletics organizations treat women…"

Wayde van Niekerk shatters world record after apartheid ended mom's athletic careerSouth Africas Wayde Van Niekerk takes the lead in the mens 400-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Sunday Aug. 14 2016.  Image: AP Photo/David Goldman  By Marcus Gilmer2016-08-15 01:55:45 UTC  South African runner Wayde van Niekerk may have stolen the spotlight from Usain Bolt on Sunday night in Rio.  The 24-year-old…

South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk takes the lead in the men’s final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday,.


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