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 bully’, and aims to raise awareness and to empower the children of South Africa to take action against bullying.

Wayde will appear in an on-air campaign on Cartoon Network on DStv, Channel 301 which will also include an original series of animated shorts addressing the viewpoints of the bully, the bullied and the observer.

“Bullying is never acceptable and there is nothing shameful about asking for help – speaking up is the first step in making things better.” – Wayde-

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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 run 10.12 in the heats.

A dream that has become true as he posted on Instagram ” Wow!!! Truly grateful and humbled by the opportunity and talents the Lord has blessed me with. Finally reaching my childhood dream of sub 10″.

His times calculated together make him the 5th best sprinter of all times.

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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 Bruintijes had set last year. “it’s an amazing feeling. It’s my first race of the season so I’m surprised with my shape. I just hope I can build on this” said Simbine.

He is still planning the season towards Rio and his next competition will be the SA Championships in Stellebosch.

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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 Gemona Città dell Sport.

Not only Wayde will be benefit from the agreement but also athletes like Akani Simbine, Ruswahl Samaai, who will have access to facilities like the track, gym and swimming pool, physiotherapist services, top class accommodation and meals, which will allow them to prepare for Rio 2016 in ideal conditions.

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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 is also a world leading time for 2015 and the fourth fastest athlete of all time.

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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 the world, good luck to everyone and we hope to see some medals around your necks!

Enjoy!!!

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Rocco Van Rooyen Javelin thrower, Akani Simbine 100-200m, Justine Palframan 400m, Orazio Cremona shot put thrower, Rynardt Van Rensburg 800m, Wayde Van Niekerk 400m, Willem Coertzen Decathlon, Victor Hogan discus thrower, Ruswahl Samaai long jump, Dumisani Hlaselo 5000m.

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Wayde Van Niekerk smashed SA 200m record in Switzerland

Lucerne 14th July 2015

Wayde Van Niekerk made history becoming the first South African athlete to dip under 20 sec in the 200m.

He won the race at the meeting in Switzerland crossing the line in 19.94 sec.

An amazing birthday’s present for his 23rd birthday breaking Anaso Jobodwana’s national 200m record by 0.10.

After clocking 43.96sec in the 400m event in Paris Diamond League couple of days ago, Van Niekerk became the fourth man in African history to dip under 20sec in the 200m and under 44 in the 400m

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New PB and Gold medal for Justine Palframan in Gwanju

The 21 years old Justine Palfram coached by Mohamed Ally was untouchable in the women’s 400 m final at the World Student Games in Gwanju – Korea.

A great performance, not only for the Gold medal won by a huge margin of 0.66 sec from Poland’s Malgorzata Holub, but also for the new PB 51, 27 sec that smashes his previous one of 51. 87 sec run when she won the national title on her home track in Stellenbosch earlier this year.

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Gold medal for Akani Simbine in Gwanju Korea

A great season for this young 21 years old boy who dominated throughout the rounds at the World University Games in Gwanju – Korea 2015.

He clocked a Games record of 10 sec in the semifinal before going on to win the final in 9.97 in completely still conditions.

He equals at the moment the South African record in 100m.

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3rd Southafrican record for Wayde Van Niekerk

Paris 04th July 2015

Wayde Van Niekerk has improved in less than a month his national record in 400m beating the olympic medallist Kirani James at the Paris Diamond League.

Van Niekerk won the race in 43,97 sec to shave 0,28 sec off his previous best he set in New York Diamond League.

For couple of hours he has been also the first African athlete below the 44 sec, but later Isaac Makwala from Botswana set a new record 43, 72 sec at the Chaux de Fonds meeting in Swiss.

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