Wayde van Niekerk gets engaged

Wayde van Niekerk gets engaged

South African Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk has proposed to his long-time girlfriend Chesney Campbell.

Wayde van Niekerk and girlfriend

He posted a Boomerang video to Instagram with the words "She said yes" and a picture of his fiancé’s hand with a diamond ring on it.

Chesney Campbell describes herself on her Instagram page as "just a simple quiet girl."

Social media users reacted, congratulating van Niekerk and Campbell on the great news.

The couple have been dating for three years.

A video posted by Wayde van Niekerk (@waydedreamer) on

It’s been an exciting week for the pair.


The 24-year-old athlete was treated to an unforgettable day at Liverpool’s training headquarters.

A lifelong Liverpool fan, Van Niekerk also snapped up a picture with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Amazing experience. Unforgettable. YNWA 🔴🔴🔴 My Captain

A photo posted by Wayde van Niekerk (@waydedreamer) on

On the sprinter’s victory at the Rio Olympics, Henderson, along with club's Twitter account, took time to congratulate him for his win.

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