Elimination of the 2020 Olympic Games: excellent news for the South African Van Niekerk
The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games pleases many athletes, including South African Wayde Van Niekerk.
For the Olympic champion 400 meters, this decision is positive and will give him time to recover after a serious knee injury during a Rugby match in October 2017.
The 27-year-old has only been back on the slopes in recent months, leaving him some time to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Van Niekerk broke the world and Olympic record in the 400m four years ago in Rio. A record since 1999 by Michael Johnson.
Quotation for the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s largest sporting event, was postponed Tuesday to 2021. For the 400m Olympic champion, this decision is positive and will give him time to recover after a serious knee injury during a Rugby match in October 2017.
More than 18,000 people have died as a result of the virus and more than 400,000 people have been diagnosed in 175 countries, according to official sources.