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Usain Bolt congratulates Wayde van Niekerk

By Faeza
16 August 2016

South Africa gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk (24) received a heart-melting congratulation from the world’s fastest sprinter Usain Bolt.

Bolt who was being interviewed by a reporters at the time of excused himself during an ran off to congratulate Wayde after his win. Bolt gave the young star a hug and shook his hand.

Wayde set a new world record time of 43.03 in the 400m run at the Rio Games in Brazil on Sunday night.

He is the first South African sprinter to win an Olympic gold medal since the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp. Before Wayde the gold medal was won by  Bevil Rudd who was a 400m sprinter.