Wayde van Niekerk absolutely smashed the world record for the men's 400 metres as he cruised past the finish line way ahead of his competitors to take the gold for South Africa.
Oh my. Wayde van Niekerk, what have you done?! That was incredible. #Rio2016 is shaping up to be a truly memorable event.
-- Kieran Dickson (@dickson_kieran) August 15, 2016
-- Learner (@MavusaneService) August 15, 2016
-- Arnu Fourie (@arnufourie) August 15, 2016
He sets the new record time of an unbelievable 43.03 seconds.
@WaydeDreamer Can't believe he broke the 400m record?
-- Anthony Bucca (@Bucca_Anthony) August 15, 2016
@teamsa16 I cannot believe this, millions of congratulations to Wayde van Niekerk and South Africa, very well deserved medal
-- Sebnem Er (@sebnemer) August 15, 2016
-- Manas Sharma (@drmanassharma) August 15, 2016
One thought is clear - watch out Bolt, there's a new kid in town.
-- Romano (@romanoolivier20) August 15, 2016
-- Lily Gilpin (@LilyGilpin) August 15, 2016
I never thought I'd be more astonished to watch an athlete break a world record than seeing Bolt. But Wayde van Niekerk.. MY GOODNESS!
-- Michael Akins (@Michael_Akins2) August 15, 2016