Ans Botha: 74-year-old who coached Wayde van Niekerk to 400m gold | Sport | The Guardian

Ans Botha: 74-year-old who coached Wayde van Niekerk to 400m gold

Ans Botha: 74-year-old who coached Wayde van Niekerk to 400m gold | Sport | The Guardian

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's 17-year-old world record in the 400 meters at the Rio Olympics, running an astonishing 43.03 seconds, shaving 0.15 seconds off Johnson's record.But van Niekerk's accomplishment goes beyond that. ESPN shared some data that highlights ...

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's 17-year-old world record in the 400 meters at the Rio Olympics, running an astonishing 43.03 seconds, shaving 0.15 seconds off Johnson's record.But van Niekerk's accomplishment goes beyond that. ESPN shared some data that highlights ...

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the Men's 400 meter…

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the Men's 400 meter…

(L-R) Silver medalist Lashawn Merritt of the United States, gold medalist Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa and bronze medalist Kirani James of Grenada pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015

(L-R) Silver medalist Lashawn Merritt of the United States, gold medalist Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa and bronze medalist Kirani James of Grenada pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015

Wayde van Niekerk - Men's 400m - London 2015 - Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) clocked 44.63 winning the Men's 400m on Day 2 of the 2015 Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in London, member of the IAAF Diamond League

Wayde van Niekerk - Men's 400m - London 2015 - Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) clocked 44.63 winning the Men's 400m on Day 2 of the 2015 Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in London, member of the IAAF Diamond League

Serena Williams with Wayde van Niekerk at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Both…

Serena Williams with Wayde van Niekerk at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Both…

Wayde van Niekerk and Kirani James #Rio2016

Wayde van Niekerk and Kirani James #Rio2016

Wayde Van Niekerk (RSA) reacts after winning the men's 400-meter final. - John…

Track and field at the Rio Olympics

Wayde Van Niekerk (RSA) reacts after winning the men's 400-meter final. - John…

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