Wayde van Niekerk glorifies God after winning men’s 400m: ‘JESUS DID IT’

The new 400-meter Olympic champion and world record holder celebrated his medal with the words “Jesus did it”. Wayde van Niekerk blew his rivals away with a time of 43.03 seconds, breaking Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old record to win a sensational Olympic final in Rio. The South African youngster has already been hailed as a future legend. After the race he tweeted his thanks with the words “God is power”. A committed Christian, van Nierkerk, took time to thank God on the track after the race. He told BBC Sport: “The only thing I can do now is to give God praise. I went on my knees each and every day and I told the lord to take care of me and look after me every step.” “I asked the Lord to carry me through the race and I am really just blessed for this opportunity.”

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