Paris 2024: Wayde van Nierkek will not compete in men’s 400m for South Africa

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Paris 2024: Wayde van Nierkek will not compete in men’s 400m for South Africa

The knee injury van Nierkek sustained has affected him to thw wxtent that the 2016 Gold medal winner in the 400 meters will not represent South africa

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The knee injury van Nierkek sustained has affected him to thw wxtent that the 2016 Gold medal winner in the 400 meters will not represent South africa in Paris in the 400m.

Van Niekerk has only raced once in the 400m this season, a third-place finish at the New York City Grand Prix on 9 June, following a career-threatening knee injury.

Howver, the speedster will compete in the 200m for South, the Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee confirmed to Olympics.com that their biggest track and field athletics star will now focus on the half-lap race at the Stade de France.

Van Niekerk is also listed in the pool of runners available for selection to the men’s relay teams. South Africa qualified to the 4x100m, and the 4x400m, where the country is considered a top medal contender after their silver at the 2024 World Relays. Relay heats begin on 8 August, the same day as the 200m final.

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