Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk is a dad now! Images via Instagram: @ches_van_niekerk

Halala! Wayde and Chesney van Niekerk welcome their bundle of joy

Wayde and Chesney van Niekerk have welcomed baby Elijah van Niekerk home and judging by their posts, they are absolutely in love!

Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk is a dad now! Images via Instagram: @ches_van_niekerk

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk and his wife Chesney have finally welcomed home their baby boy. On Monday 29 November this year, Wayde headed to his Instagram page to share the news with his many fans and followers. According to his post, the baby boy was welcomed into the world on the 24 of November.

Wayde and Chesney welcome a baby boy!

400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk and his beautiful wife Chesney are parents at last. The couple just welcomed their first baby together and judging by a sweet Instagram post, Wayde’s heart has already been stolen.

Taking to the social media app, Wayde shared the exciting news with his supporters in the form of a photo of him caressing the baby’s tiny cute head. In another photo, the little baby is holding tightly onto his dad’s finger. Absolutely adorable!

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“Elijah Luca van Niekerk, 24/11/2021,” he captioned the truly heartwarming post.

Meanwhile, his wife Chesney also took to her Instagram where she shared a black and white photo of Wayde touching the little one’s tiny feet.

Congratulatory messages galore!

The post quickly got thousands of likes and hundreds of comments from his friends and followers. Many of them wished the young couple good luck and happiness on their new journey as parents to baby Elijah.

Wayde announced the news of his wife’s pregnancy a short while before the Tokyo Olympics in a sweet social media post that read:

“ITS A BOY!!! Crazy excited to share with you this amazing news on @Neshney and my birthday Thank you so much for all the support and wishes we truly appreciate you all, and looking forward to sharing this journey with you.”

The couple got married in 2017.

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