Wayde van Niekerk

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Wayde van Niekerk (South African English: , Afrikaans: [fan niˈkɛrk]; born 15 July 1992) is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder which he broke in the Olympic finals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayde van Niekerk has received more than 1,722,073 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Wayde van Niekerk is the 1,161st most popular athlete (down from 875th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Wayde van Niekerk ranks 1,161 out of 3,055Before him are Tero Pitkämäki, Lauryn Williams, Vyacheslav Ivanenko, Lars Berger, Ilke Wyludda, and Svetlana Feofanova. After him are Ramona Neubert, Dudley Storey, Ulrika Knape, Yuriy Bilonoh, Katrin Dörre-Heinig, and Pete George.

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Among people born in 1992, Wayde van Niekerk ranks 124Before him are Ncuti Gatwa, Wilfried Zaha, Jessica Barden, Karl Toko Ekambi, Toni Garrn, and Iker Muniain. After him are Elizabeth Lail, William Carvalho, Vanessa Morgan, Yoshinori Muto, Remo Freuler, and Chloe Bennet.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Wayde van Niekerk ranks 183 out of 312Before him are Brenda Fassie (1964), Kevin Anderson (1986), Peter Sarnak (1953), Phil Masinga (1969), Fatima Meer (1928), and Lillian Board (1948). After him are Sol Plaatje (1876), Theo de Raadt (1968), Robert Sobukwe (1924), Jerome Damon (1972), Reeva Steenkamp (1983), and Trevor Noah (1984).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Wayde van Niekerk ranks 9Before him are Bevil Rudd (1894), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Sid Atkinson (1901), Clarence Walker (1898), Caster Semenya (1991), and Lillian Board (1948). After him are Zola Budd (1966), Josia Thugwane (1971), Elana Meyer (1966), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Frantz Kruger (1975), and Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980).

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