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Report16 Sep 2020

Del Ponte and Hynne victorious, Van Niekerk returns to action in Bellinzona

An eagerly-awaited win by local star Ajla del Ponte and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk’s first international appearance since 2017 were the key highlights at the 10th edition of the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meeting, on Tuesday (16).

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Feature11 Jul 2020

Africa’s sprinters navigate the pandemic ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

While Africa is often associated with distance running, athletes from the continent have also left an indelible mark on the sprints at major championships.

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News13 Jun 2020

Wanda Diamond League Call Room - Paris edition

The Wanda Diamond League Call Room lockdown series continues today (13) with its Paris edition, with Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk, 2012 Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie and Commonwealth pole vault champion Alysha Newman taking the stage on the Diamond League's ​Facebook page​ and ​YouTube​ channel.

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Feature19 May 2020

After two years on the sidelines, Van Niekerk ready to accept comeback challenge

Wayde van Niekerk was nervous. For an athlete of his calibre, an unofficial 100m race on grass in mid-February should have been a formality. A routine rust-buster. A glorified training session.

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Series15 Jun 2019

Fab five: African Diamond League stars

Ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, we showcase Africa and highlight a quintet of performers from the continent who have excelled on the elite one-day international circuit.

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Series01 Jan 2019

Nine things for 2019: returning stars

With 2019 now underway, over the next nine days we'll be taking a look at nine things we're really looking forward to as we enter another World Championships year.

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Feature02 Aug 2017

London offers a win-win situation for Van Niekerk

Sitting with the vast bowl shape of the London Stadium directly behind him, Wayde van Niekerk dealt with question after question about being ‘the next Usain Bolt’ as he faced the world’s media at a press conference ahead of the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

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Feature24 Jul 2017

Makwala and Van Niekerk rivalry can light up post-Bolt athletics world

It was as the men’s 400m field exited the final bend in last Friday night’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco that a tantalising glimpse of the Post-Bolt athletics world was revealed.

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Report21 Jul 2017

Van Niekerk pushed all the way in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League

World and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk was pushed to the line by Botswana’s Isaac Makwala before earning victory in a meeting record of 43.73 in Monaco on Friday (21) at the final IAAF Diamond League meeting before next month’s IAAF World Championships London 2017.

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Report06 Jul 2017

Van Niekerk and Lasitskene break Diamond League records in Lausanne

There was a huge weight of expectation on the slender shoulders of Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk in his first international 400m race since his world record run in Rio but he shrugged it off with aplomb as he flew around one lap of the Pontaise stadium in 43.62 at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond league meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6).

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Previews04 Jul 2017

The world awaits Van Niekerk’s 400m outing in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

The world will eagerly be awaiting to see what Wayde van Niekerk can do in his first international 400m since he set the world record over the distance when winning the Olympic title last summer, when he goes to his blocks at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6).

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Feature29 Jun 2017

After 300m world best, Van Niekerk now focused on London’s ‘six days of pure competition’

When he crossed the line 30.81 seconds after the gun sounded the start of last night’s 300m contest in Ostrava's Golden Spike, Wayde van Neikerk once again stepped knee deep into uncharted waters.

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