Wayde van Niekerk's second Covid-19 test comes back negative

01 August 2020 - 18:09
By David Isaacson
Wayde van Niekerk just after he broke the 300m world record at the IAAF World Challenge Zlata Tretra athletics tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic in 2017.
Image: AFP PHOTO Wayde van Niekerk just after he broke the 300m world record at the IAAF World Challenge Zlata Tretra athletics tournament in Ostrava, Czech Republic in 2017.

Wayde van Niekerk's latest test for Covid-19 has come back negative‚ but he will be unable to compete in Italy on Saturday night.

An earlier test had come back positive on Friday‚ but he underwent another test that produced a negative result on Saturday.

The word from his camp was that he was unable to jump through all the hoops - various protocols that included further medical tests - in order to line up in what was supposed to be his first race abroad since injuring his right knee in a game of tag rugby in 2017.