Wayde van Niekerk has done it again!
The Olympic champion in the 400m set a new South African record of 19.84 seconds in the 200m at the Racers Grand Prix in
The 400m world record-holder knocked 0.03 off Anaso Jobodwana’s previous SA 200m mark to go to the top of the global leaderboard and make a strong statement in the half-lap sprint.
Two years ago, Van Niekerk became the first South African to break through the 20-second barrier in the 200m when he blitzed to a time of 19.97 in a ‘B’ final at a meeting in
Jobodwana then lowered the record, setting the previous mark of 19.87 for a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in
On Saturday night local time in
The South African’s form in the half-lap event bodes well for his bid at the World Championships in
The Racers Grand Prix in
Bolt won his race in a time of 10.03, with countrymen Jevaughn Minzie and Nickel Ashmeade finishing behind him in 10.15 and 10.18 respectively.
Earlier, South African 100m record-holder Akani Simbine finished second behind former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake in a separate 100m race to that of Bolt.
Simbine crossed the line in 10.00, just a fraction behind Blake, who clocked a winning time of 9.97.IOL Sport