Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race

Posted on Jun 29 2017 - 2:11pm by admin

South African Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300 metres world report on the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday, rubbing Michael Johnson out of the report books for the 2d time in lower than a year.

Van Niekerk, who broke Johnson’s 400 metres world document on the Rio Olympics ultimate 12 months, pulled faraway from the % around the curve on his option to a time of 30.81 seconds.

in the course of beating the American Johnson’s mark of 30.eighty five seconds set in 2000.

He additionally beat the Ostrava meeting file over the hardly-run distance set by using multiple Olympic and world championship gold medalist Usain Bolt in 2010.

“i’ve been bettering in every person of my occasions.

“So it’s a great step for the yr and i’m feeling reasonably assured for the remainder of the year,” the sprinter, instructed Czech tv.

on the Rio games remaining summer season, Van Niekerk gained the men’s four hundred metres gold in a report time of 43.03 seconds, bettering Johnson’s previous mark of 43.18 seconds set in 1999. (NAN)

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