Top 10 Most Influential People from South Africa

#10. Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 metres and 400 metres. He is the current world record holder, world champion and Olympic champion in the 400 metres, and also holds the world best time in the 300 metres.

Van Niekerk was the silver medallist in the 400 m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and took bronze in the 4×400 metres relay at the 2013 Summer Universiade. He also represented South Africa at the 2013 and the 2015 Athletics World Championships. At the 2015 World Championships, he won the gold medal in the 400 metres. He defended this title two-year later, in London, where he also won the silver medal in the 200 metres race.

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