Wayde van Niekerk storms to victory in 200m at SA championships

Wayde van Niekerk has won the men's 200m title on Day 3 of the ASA Senior Track and Field Championships in Tshwane.

Wayde van Niekerk storms to victory in 200m at SA championships

Wayde van Niekerk has won the men’s 200m title on Day 3 of the ASA Senior Track and Field Championships in Tshwane on Saturday.

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Van Niekerk, the world record holder in the 400m, showed his versatility in winning the 200m title in a time of 20.38.

Benjamin Richardson (Gauteng North) took a surprise second place in 20.77 with his team-mate Nicholas Ferns third in 20.83.

Anaso Jobodwana was a disappointing sixth on a slow 20.90.

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Van Niekerk, who broke the world record in the 400m at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, did not enter the race at the SA championships.

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Meanwhile, Justine Palframan was crowned women’s 200m champion in a time of 23.64.

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Source : The South African More