Grandma Coaching Skills Produced World’s 400m Gold Medalist


South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk stunned the Olympic Stadium on Monday as he smashed the 400m world record.

The 24-year-old Cape Town runner gave a blistering performance from lane eight with a time of 43.03 – breaking US star Michael Johnson’s 19-year record.

But none of it would have been possible without the support of his coach, great-grandmother Ans Botha, who began coaching athletes in the 1960s and she is well respected.

Source: Ghana/

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