Wayde named SA Sport Star of the Year

Wayde van Niekerk (Gallo Images)
Wayde van Niekerk (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk won the South African Sport Star of the Year award on Sunday night.

Van Niekerk, who also won the award last year, made headlines at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games when he won gold in the 400m, setting a new world record with a time of 43.03.

For his award as SA Sports Star of the Year, Van Niekerk won a new car and R1 000 000, half of which will go to charity.

The 24-year-old also won the SA Sportsman of the Year award, while Caster Semenya won the SA Sportswoman of the Year award.

Semenya won gold in the 800m event at the Olympics - in a time of 1:55:28.

Meanwhile, Van Niekerk’s coach, Ans Botha, won Coach of the Year, while Mamelodi Sundowns won Team of the Year after claiming the PSL and CAF Champions League titles.

Full list of winners:

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Highlands Park 1
Mamelodi Sundowns 1
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Pakistan 223/9 (86 ov)
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