Wayde Leads Team South Africa as the Olympic Flag Bearer

Congratulations to world 400m champion, Wayde van Niekerk, for being given the honour of leading Team South Africa as the Olympic flag bearer at the opening ceremony for Rio 2016.

The 24-year-old athlete will carry the South African flag into the stadium during the opening of the Olympic Games in Brazil, leading a team of 137 athletes and sportspeople into the venue that will see him challenge for medals.

Wayde made history at the by becoming the only athlete ever to run the 100m under 10 seconds, the 200m under 20 seconds and the 400m in under 44 seconds.