Earlier this week South Africa’s 400m world story holder Wayde van Niekerk confirmed he’s made up our minds to change into a father for the first time.
Van Niekerk, who will survey to defend his Olympic 400m title in Tokyo in a small underneath three weeks, took to social media on Monday to verify the fascinating news, -but didn’t reveal the gender of the baby.
He wrote at the time: “Crazy inflamed to announce we are having a baby!!! Blessings retain coming our way, stay tuned for the gender rapidly”.
No due date was given either.
Nonetheless, on Thursday, Wayde van Niekerk once again took to social media – on what was his 29th birthday – to verify he and partner Chesney are expecting a SON!
Van Niekerk married Chesney Campbell in October 2017.
Wayde van Niekerk, who’s a cousin of Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe, memorably gained the 400m at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics running out of Lane 8 in a time of 43.03.
5 years later that time is level-headed the world’s fastest for one lap of the track.
The first round heats of the males’s 400m in Japan are scheduled for 1 August with the final location for 5 August at 14: 00 SA time.