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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk says Games' postponement will be useful in regaining full fitness
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk says Games' postponement will be useful in regaining full fitness

The 27-year-old Wayde van Niekerk was one of the stand-out performers of the 2016 Rio Games where he stormed to gold in a world record time of 43.03, smashing the previous mark of 43.18 set by Michael Johnson in 1999

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk makes return after two-year absence though knee-injury
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk makes return after two-year absence though knee-injury

Van Niekerk tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee playing in a charity tag rugby game in his home town of Cape Town in late 2017

Unfit Wayde van Niekerk to not defend 400m title at Doha World Athletics Championships, says he's 'not rushing himself'
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Unfit Wayde van Niekerk to not defend 400m title at Doha World Athletics Championships, says he's 'not rushing himself'

World record holder Wayde van Niekerk said he would not defend his 400-metres title at this month’s World Championships in Doha as he has yet to recover from a knee injury.

Caster Semenya, Wayde van Niekerk included in South Africa's preliminary team for 2019 World Athletics Championships
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Caster Semenya, Wayde van Niekerk included in South Africa's preliminary team for 2019 World Athletics Championships

Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Wayde van Niekerk backs compatriot, says her battle 'goes beyond track and field'
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Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Wayde van Niekerk backs compatriot, says her battle 'goes beyond track and field'

Wayde van Niekerk has backed Caster Semenya in her battle with the IAAF over female eligibility rules, saying that 'it goes beyond track and field'.

Caster Semenya wins 5,000m gold at South African Athletics Championships, refuses to discuss CAS ruling
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Caster Semenya wins 5,000m gold at South African Athletics Championships, refuses to discuss CAS ruling

Caster Semenya won the South African 5,000m title on Thursday but refused to discuss next week's ruling on whether or not athletes' testosterone levels should be regulated in a landmark case which could seriously impact her career.

Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk, Almaz Ayana among nominees for IAAF's World Athlete of the Year Award
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Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk, Almaz Ayana among nominees for IAAF's World Athlete of the Year Award

The men's and women's finalists were whittled down from an original list of 10 by a vote of IAAF council members, fans and fellow athletes.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk succesfully undergoes surgery on right knee
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Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk succesfully undergoes surgery on right knee

Van Niekerk suffered multiple knee tears last month playing in a celebrities' touch rugby match, one of the curtain-raisers to a South Africa-New Zealand Test in Cape Town.

Wayde van Niekerk may be No 1 attraction in world athletics but he'll never be Usain Bolt, says Michael Johnson
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Wayde van Niekerk may be No 1 attraction in world athletics but he'll never be Usain Bolt, says Michael Johnson

Van Niekerk is the current World and Olympic champion in the 400m and many feel that he will fill-up the void left by Bolt, who retired after the last World Championship in London.

Justin Gatlin excluded from list of nominees for IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards
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Justin Gatlin excluded from list of nominees for IAAF's World Athlete of the Year awards

It is the first time since 2004 – when Gatlin was also omitted – that the world or Olympic 100m champion has been left off the list

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk wants to be his own man, not Usain Bolt's successor
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk wants to be his own man, not Usain Bolt's successor

"I will never try and fill Usain's shoes, or Michael's," said van Niekerk. "I've shown enough dominance, hard work and performances to start building my own image and brand."

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh Kang defies odds to create history, Neeraj Chopra falls short
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh Kang defies odds to create history, Neeraj Chopra falls short

Davinder Singh Kang’s bravado is endearing. He dreams of standing on the podium, a space no Indian has ever occupied in the javelin

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA dominate with 1-2 finish in triple jump, 400m hurdles
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA dominate with 1-2 finish in triple jump, 400m hurdles

Here's a look at the medals tally after Day 7 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London where Americans continued to dominate.

Davinder Singh progresses to javelin throw final, Ramil Guliyev wins 200m at IAAF World Championships
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Davinder Singh progresses to javelin throw final, Ramil Guliyev wins 200m at IAAF World Championships

Here are some photo highlights from Day 7 of IAAF World Championships 2017 in London.

IAAF World Athletic Championships 2017: Ramil Guliyev stuns Wayde van Niekerk with shock 200m gold
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IAAF World Athletic Championships 2017: Ramil Guliyev stuns Wayde van Niekerk with shock 200m gold

Wayde van Niekerk's dreams of emulating legend Michael Johnson's 200m/400m world double lay in tatters on Thursday as Turkey's 9/1 outsider Ramil Guliyev edged the 200m final

Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 7 in London: Ramil Guliyev wins 200m final, Niekerk gets silver
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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 7 in London: Ramil Guliyev wins 200m final, Niekerk gets silver

Catch all the live updates from the Day 7 of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships as South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk eyes golden double, while Laura Muir will be in action.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Christian Taylor bids to break 22-year-old triple jump world record
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Christian Taylor bids to break 22-year-old triple jump world record

Here are the events and the athletes that you should watch out for on Day 7 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk, Laura Muir, Neeraj Chopra in action on Day 7
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk, Laura Muir, Neeraj Chopra in action on Day 7

Here's all you need to know about the schedule of events to be held in IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017 on Day 7.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: Phyllis Francis wins 400m gold as USA remains atop
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: Phyllis Francis wins 400m gold as USA remains atop

Here's a look at the medals tally after Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.

Isaac Makwala advances to 200m final, Gong Lijiao wins shot put at IAAF World Championships
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Isaac Makwala advances to 200m final, Gong Lijiao wins shot put at IAAF World Championships

Here are some photo highlights from Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.