van niekerk wins monaco 400m
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

Van Niekerk wins Monaco 400m

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Van Niekerk wins Monaco 400m

South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk celebrates winning the mens' 400m event during the Diamond
Monaco - Arab Today

South African Wayde van Niekerk fought off a late surge from Botswanan rival Isaac Makwala to win the 400m at Friday's Diamond League at Monaco.

The world and Olympic champion, also the world record holder in the event, hared off down the back stretch in lane five and looked dead set for another straightforward victory.

But Makwala, in the lane outside, battled back around the final bend into the home strait.

Van Niekerk, however, dug deep and surged home in a meeting record of 43.73sec, Makwala setting a personal best of 43.84 in second.

"It was a great performance today," said the South African.

"I'm feeling positive about it. My body feels to be in great shape and this win from behind gives me confidence.

"We still are not peaking, we trained hard last week and all should be okay for London and my double (200, 400m).

"I'm ready for the big plan!"

Van Niekerk is on fire this season, having run personal bests in the 100m (9.94sec) and 200m (19.84) last month, and setting a new world best time of 30.81sec in the rarely-run 300m in Ostrava earlier this month.

That time beat a long-time record held by Michael Johnson, the legendary US athlete whose record in the one-lap race he also beat when winning gold in Rio.

In his last Diamond League outing, after Ostrava, the 24-year-old timed a world lead of 43.62sec in Lausanne.

Van Niekerk has only run the 400m faster on two occasions: when he won his world title in Beijing in 2015; the other was a year later when he won Olympic gold.

It is no surprise the South African has been hailed by eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt as his successor as leader of the sprinting world, with the Jamaican legend due to retire after the world championships in London in August.

Makwala will be racing Van Niekerk over six solid days at the August 4-13 worlds, after admitting he would also double up.

"The race felt good from start to finish! I have now decided I will be doubling the 200-400m in London," the Botswanan said

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

van niekerk wins monaco 400m van niekerk wins monaco 400m

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

van niekerk wins monaco 400m van niekerk wins monaco 400m

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 09:47 2018 Monday ,10 December

Russian ex-policeman convicted over 56 murders

GMT 15:46 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

GMT 02:43 2016 Monday ,19 December

Giant oil tanker pays EGP 81 m to transit Suez Canal

GMT 14:33 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Political turbulence likely to continue unabated in 2019

GMT 04:55 2017 Sunday ,31 December

Smith immovable as Australia edge closer

GMT 14:51 2016 Wednesday ,24 August

Britney sets up Louisiana fundraising campaign

GMT 11:59 2016 Sunday ,02 October

‘Not paying workers’ salaries is a crime’

GMT 08:31 2017 Tuesday ,24 January

Australia committed to Paris climate change agreement

GMT 16:04 2015 Friday ,21 August

New Mercedes coupé is a cut above

GMT 23:57 2014 Sunday ,13 July

Pokémon comes to the Peninsula Tokyo hotel

GMT 09:04 2017 Wednesday ,06 December

Ayman Zidan blames rumors over death

GMT 13:49 2017 Friday ,31 March

Yasmin Sabri apologizes to Moroccan people

GMT 13:11 2017 Tuesday ,18 April

A Helpful Guide to the Perfect Kitchen Countertop

GMT 10:25 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Classical music can't be forced on kids
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday