Olympic and world 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk has vowed to come back stronger from the injury that has ruled him out of the Commonwealth Games at Australia’s Gold Coast in April. Van Niekerk — the first man in history to go sub-10sec in 100m‚ sub-20 in 200m‚ sub-31 in 300m and sub-44 in 400m — injured his knee in 2017 while taking part in a celebrity touch-rugby match at Newlands. "Rehabilitation is going very well. We are in the positive stage now and I am looking forward to the process of working towards the upcoming season‚" he said. "I am working very hard to try and master this rehabilitation phase that I am going through now so that I get back to business. I will come back stronger than before. "We have quality in track and field in the country at the moment and it is also good to see world-class athletes from other countries coming to SA to test our facilities and our athletes. It can only be good for us." Van Niekerk attended the second leg of the Athletix Grand Prix at ...

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