Wayde Makes Winning Return to Track

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South Africa’s Olympic 400m champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk returned from injury on the international stage with a victory.

He won at a meeting in Switzerland, his first competitive race outside his homeland since taking gold at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Van Niekerk clocked 45.58 seconds on Tuesday, a modest time compared with his world record of 43.03.

His career has been blighted by injuries since October 2017 when he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing in a charity touch rugby match in Cape Town.