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 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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