No ill-will between Wayde and me: coach ‘Tannie’ Botha after split
Coach Botha wishes her world record-breaking and Olympic gold-winning protégé Wayde van Niekerk all the best
Celebrated athletics coach Tannie Ans Botha has opened up about her high-profile parting of ways with long-time protégé Wayde van Niekerk, insisting there was no bad blood between them.
Botha turned Van Niekerk from a 100m and 200m sprinter to the 400m‚ where he won the Olympic title at Rio 2016 in a 43.03 sec world record‚ as well as the 2015 and 2017 world titles.
Van Niekerk’s record in Rio de Janeiro bettered legendary US sprinter Michael Johnson’s mark of 43.18‚ which had been standing for 17 years...