More: Olympics ‘In Deep with Ryan Lochte’: Watch clips from Peacock film 1960 Winter Olympic host considers name change over derogatory term ‘In Deep with Ryan Lochte’ highlights Peacock launch sports offerings South African Wayde van Niekerk‘s talent turned out to be sprinting — to become the fastest 400m runner in history at age 24 in 2016 — but when the opportunity came in 2017 to play tag rugby with the nation’s other champion athletes, he did not pass it up. “As a young boy, wanting to do a bit of sports and playing a bit of rugby with the legends of the country and so on, as you know, the rich history of South African sports,” van Niekerk said in a recent interview. “I got that privilege to rub some shoulders with such greats.” The likes of not only rugby players, but also cricketer JP Duminy and soccer player Benni McCarthy. Van Niekerk, two months after taking 400m gold and 200m silver at the 2017 World Track and Field Championships, took his place alongside them on the pitch at the 51,900-capacity Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The celebrity game was a curtain-raiser for a match between New Zealand’s and South… Read full this story
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