The gossip that done rounds weeks ago that Van Niekerk has sealed for Nike was hoax as the South African competitor has on early morning of Monday concluded to a $200 million shoe agreement with Adidas.
The stream universe record holder, universe champion and Olympic champion in the 400 metres concluded to a understanding with Adidas worth a total $200 million over 13 years. A person with believe of the agreement reliable it to USA TODAY Sports, but spoke on the condition of anonymity since financial terms are not typically disclosed
Van Niekerk was the china medalist in the 400m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and took bronze in the 4×400 metres send at the 2013 Summer Universiade. He also represented South Africa at the 2013 and the 2015 Athletics World Championships. At the 2015 World Championships, he won the bullion endowment in the 400 metres.
In the 2016 Olympic Games Men’s 400m, he won the bullion endowment with a World Record time of 43.03 seconds (reaction time 0.181 s), beating the time of 43.18 seconds set by Michael Johnson during the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville, Spain.
The Olympic bullion medallist and South African scurry prodigy Wayde outpost Niekerk is the 2016 South African of the Year. The endowment was motionless by the open around a Twitter check that ran for a week and captivated over 40 000 voters.