Our Wade pulls a Bolt on himself

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As Usain Bolt had the habit of waiting for his fellow competitors, Wade ran his race in same form.

After running the ‘slowest’ time of the heat winners (and the only heat winner not to dip under the 45sec barrier) on Saturday, Van Niekerk won the second of three semi-finals in a time of 44.22 seconds at the Olympic Stadium.

Only the first two finishers in each semi-final was guaranteed a place in the final and Van Niekerk made sure he did the absolute bare necessity.