Baboloki Thebe who won the third heat of the 400m in 44.82, talks about his prospects for the 400m and his expectations of competing against Wayde van Neikerk.
Van Neikerk, who like Isaac Makwala, will be looking to get double gold in the 400m and 200m, an easy progression to the semi finals. After a green carded technical false start, the south african got away well with a consistent run over the first 200m, then secured his position coming out of the bend and was able to literally walk over the line in 45.27 seconds.
It was the slowest heat of the day, which is no bad thing given the many races to be competed over the coming week.
The South African world record holder seemed content and focused as he walked through the media zone without any interview.
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