cape Town - Olympic gold medalist Wayde Van Niekerk and his wife, Chesney are expecting their first baby.
The 400 metre champion broke the news on social media on Monday adding that the gender would soon be revealed.
“Crazy excited to announce we are having a baby!!! Blessings keep coming our way, stay tuned for the gender soon Grinning face with smiling eyes Purple heartBlue heart?”
The post included an illustration of a woman running with a flag reading, “Bun in the oven”, followed by a man running behind her, both smiling.
In October 2017, he said he married the girl of his dreams.
“Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you @Neshney. So blessed to start this next adventure with the girl of my dreams! I love you!”.”
Now four years later, the couple enter parenthood together.
Van Niekerk, who set the world record of 43.03sec when he won the Olympic crown at Rio 2016, last week pulled out of the Gyulai Memorial race in Hungary.
“I had discomfort in my lower back in my warm-up before the race last night so the coach and my team decided to pull me out of the race as it is not worth risking anything so close to #Tokyo2020,” he tweeted.
Last month he clocked the 400m Olympic qualifying Olympic qualification time of 44.90 seconds at the Madrid World Athletics Continental Tour Silver in Spain, finishing second in 44.56 seconds.