South African world 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk won the men’s 400m at Tuesday’s (15 Sept) Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland.
Wayde van Niekerk, who won the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 400m title in a world record 43.03s, topped Tuesday’s event in 45.58.
The South African star, who entered the straight in fifth, was running his third 400m race since suffering injury whole playing football back in 2017.
“Back at it,” Van Niekerk wrote on Instagram. “Forgot how to race for a moment, but it’s lovely being back on track.”
Joacjem Dobber of Netherland was second to van Niekerk in 45.78 and karol Zalewski of Poland, third in 46.03.
American Aaron Mallett won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.34 ahead of Jason Joseph, 13.40 and Antonio Alkana of South Africa, also 13.40.
Ajla Del Ponte topped the women’s 100m in 11.18 ahead of Kristal Awuah, 11.33 and Amy Hunt, 11.41.
Lieke Klaver ran 22.96 to win the women’s 200m ahead of Marije van Hunenstijn, 23.01.
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