COVID-19: Wayde van Niekerk tests positive - report

File: Wayde van Niekerk recently returned to training after enduring a number of setbacks.

File: Wayde van Niekerk recently returned to training after enduring a number of setbacks.

Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - South African 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has tested positive for the coronavirus.

That is according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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The 28-year old arrived in Italy in July to prepare for the Triveneto Meeting.

Van Niekerk is in quarantine there where he's been training for the new European season.

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He's been out of action for a while due to an injury he sustained during a celebrity touch rugby match in October 2017.

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