Author Archives: Peet van Zyl

Wayde eyes double

Olympic 400m champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk hopes to add the 200m to his IAAF World Championships schedule in London later this year, but it is not set in stone, according to his manager Peet van Zyl … Continue reading

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Van Niekerk nominated for Laureus Sports Awards

Wayde van Niekerk has been named on a shortlist of global superstars for the prestigious Laureus Sports Awards in the Breakthrough of the Year category. The South African sprinting sensation can add yet another international accolade for his heroics at … Continue reading

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Sprint kings become Speed Stars

Two of South Africa’s fastest men, Akani Simbine and Wayde van Niekerk, are even faster when they’re behind the wheel of a car. Both athletes participated as celebrity drivers in the second season of the Speed Stars TV series. Both … Continue reading

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Van Niekerk shines at SA Sport Awards

​   Having established his place as the nation’s top track and field athlete, Wayde van Niekerk was recognised for his achievements this season at the SA Sport Awards in Bloemfontein on Sunday night, retaining his place as the country’s … Continue reading

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Van Niekerk takes a stand on bullying

Wayde Van Niekerk has teamed up with Cartoon Network and ChildLine to launch an international anti-bullying campaign, CN Buddy Network, in South Africa. The initiative, kicked off on May 7, encourages children and young people to ‘be a buddy, not a … Continue reading

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Wayde Van Niekerk makes history with sub-10

Bloemfontein 12th March 2016 The world 400m champion has become the first athlete to clock sub-10 sec for 100m, sub-20 sec for 200m and sub-44 for 400m. Van Niekerk’s 9.98 was assisted by 1.5m/s  tailwind and came after he had … Continue reading

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Simbine breaks SA record in 9.96

8 March 2016 – At the newly launched Athletics South Africa Nite Series at Pilditch Stadium (Pretoria) Akani Simbine broke the SA record in 9.96 Simbine won the men’s 100m race breaking the SA record of 9.97 which he and … Continue reading

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Wayde Van Niekerk annouced as new ambassador of Gemona Città dello Sport

During a ceremony held in honor of Wayde Van Niekerk’s gold medal achievement in Beijing it was announced yesterday 5th September 2015 by the Mayor of Gemona Paolo Urbani that Wayde will be the new ambassador for the sport project … Continue reading

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Wayde Van Niekerk gold medallist 400m Beijing 2015

During the recently held IAAF Worldchampionships in Athletics staged at the Bird’s nest stadium South African’s Wayde Van Niekerk won the gold medal 400m men in a new South African and African record with the time of 43.48 sec. This … Continue reading

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Worldchampionships in Beijing 2015

It has arrived the time to fly to Beijing! We wish all the best to the athletes who have been qualified for the World Championships! They have bee working hard all year long to be among the best athletes in … Continue reading

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