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- Reverse strategy puts Waschefort in front
- Debut Hawaii win for Jordy Smith
- Blitzboks skipper calls for improvement on home soil
- Runaway Test win for South Africa in India
- Olympian Stone pounces at Leopard Creek
- SA team extend lead in Indian Test
- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Updated: May 23, 2012
Rising sprint ace Wayde van Niekerk is on track again after injury, writes Mark Etheridge.
Van Niekerk, fourth in the 200-metre event at World Juniors two years ago, had the London Olympics in his sights earlier this year but had to rethink plans after injuring his hamstring in February this year.
He kicks off his season again in Belgium on Saturday.
“I didn’t want to get ahead of myself before my first race back, it’s definitely been a challenging and difficult few months,” he told Road to London 2012 on Wednesday.
“Thanks to the Lord for guiding me through these times but I’m fully healed now. So my first race will be on Saturday, then two days later, also in Belgium.
“Then it’s 2 June in Switzerland and then I have races in Italy, one still to be confirmed, and back to Belgium on 23 June. So I’ve set some high goals for myself and I want to go big,” said the 19-year-old Free State University student.