Wade Van Niekirk
2017 World Athletics News – 9.94 PB Wade Van Niekirk
Jun 22, 2017
World 400 Record Holder and Olympic Champion 24-year-old Wade Van Niekerk of South Africa broke his 100 PB with a 9.94 (+0.9) run. This was done at the International Meet at Velenje, Slovenia on June 20. This time Wade Van Niekirk shaved 0.04 off his PB.
Wade Van Niekerk is the only man to have broken the 10 seconds (100m), 20 seconds (200m) and 44 seconds (400m) barriers.
He had previously lowered his 200m best to 19.84 ten days ago in Kingston.
Its my best time and I’m glad the competition ended the way I wanted it to. This also bodes well for my main two distances. He said.
Emile Erasmus and Heinrich Bruinjies finished 2nd and 3rd both also from South Africa. Van Niekerk has the best time of 43.03 in the 400. And will contend the 200 and 400 events at the world champs in London in August.
Isaac Makwala of Botswana won the 400 in 45.12. Amel Tuka won the 800 for Bosnia Herzegovina in 1.45.34. Filip Mihaljevic won the Shotput in 20.14 and Discus 62.38m for Croatia. Hamish Peacock of Australia won the Javelin in 81.82m. Sandra Perkovic also won the women’s Discus.
It was good to see smaller nations such as Kosovo and Macedonia participating and setting new national marks.
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