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2016-09-07 11:43

SUPERCAR FOR A WORLD CHAMP: Audi South Africa presented an R8 V10 Plus to South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk. Image: MotorPress

Johannesburg -  Wayde van Niekerk, the golden boy of South African athletics who broke the 400m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympic games was presented with an Audi R8 on his arrival at OR Tambo International airport Wednesday.

The 24-year-old will be loaned a V10 Plus model for one year according to Audi South Africa. Van Niekerk was named as an Audi Sport Ambassadors ahead of the Games earlier in August. 

Van Niekerk's time of 43.03 in the 400m final broke a record that stood since 1999 by United States great Michael Johnson.

The Cape Town-born athlete was initially given an Audi RS3, but it seems his exploits in Brazil garnered him an upgrade. We couldn't think of a better one! 

Watch: Wayde receives Audi supercar


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