FILE - Wayde van Niekerk finishing the 400m first in a time of 47,42 during the 2020 Free State Track and Field Championships Event in Free State. Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix
FILE - Wayde van Niekerk finishing the 400m first in a time of 47,42 during the 2020 Free State Track and Field Championships Event in Free State. Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Wayde van Niekerk parts ways with coach, heads to US

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Feb 19, 2021

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Wayde van Niekerk has parted ways with his coach Tannie Ans Botha and will be heading to America to train with a group of US athletes.

The Olympic gold medalist will train with the likes of 200m world champion Noal Lyles and the South African will be under the tutelage of Lance Brauman.

Van Niekerk will be looking to better his 400m record as he prepares for the Olympics in Tokyo later this year.

He says he has nothing but thanks his former coach Tannie Ans and all she has helped achieve over the years.

“I’ve spent most of my career under the guidance of Tannie Ans Botha at my home base in Bloemfontein and I can’t express the gratitude I have for everything she has done to help me to this point in my career‚” Van Niekerk said in a statement.

Van Niekerk will reasses his plans for the future after the Olympics later this year.

IOL Sport

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