Van Niekrk returned to comeptition on Monday after recovering from a serious knee injury he sustained playing a charity tag rugby match in South Africa in late 2017. He won the 100m race on a grass track in a hand-timed 10.20 seconds.
Lass than a week later the 27-year-old Van Niekerk retured to racing in Bloemfontein, SA and cruised to a 200m victory in 20.31. Less than one hour later he posted 10.10 to win the 100m.
In his second race of the day Van Niekerk clokced 10.10 to win the 100m.