Van Niekerk defends men’s 400m world title

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London, Aug 9 (IANS) South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk unsurprisingly defended his 400 metres title at the IAAF World Championships here.

The current world record holder and Olympic gold medallist finished the race with a comfortable 43.98 seconds on Tuesday night, reports Xinhua news agency.

Steven Gardiner of Bahamas finished runner-up at 44.41s, while Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar ranked third with seven hundredths of a second adrift.

–IANS

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