Antonio Alkana - QUALIFIES FOR THE IAAF World Senior Championships 2015
June 29, 2015  

Supplied by Tracy Abrahams from wpa2015
Antonio Alkana, one of the Western Provinces Athletics track & field stars, departed for Europe last month in his quest to qualify for the IAAF World Championships.  Last night in Finland, at the Paavo Nurmi Games, Antonio reached a new highlight in his athletics career when he ran a legal time that exceeds the minimum standard to compete at the 2015 IAAF World Senior Championships in Beijing.  His time last night was 13.47 (-0.3 wind). 
Herewith his performances in Europe so far:

24 May
13.82 (+0.5)
5th place
27 May
13.80 (-1.2)
2nd place
31 May     
3rd place
08 June
Czech Republic
13.42 (+3.1)
1st place
14 June
13.65 (+0.7)
5th place
18 June 
13.50 (+1.1)
1st place
25 June
13.47 (-0.3)
3rd place

WPA wishes Antonio the very best for his remaining two meetings:
                                5 July                     Switzerland
                                15 July                   Belgium
Western Province Athletics is exceptionally proud of Antonio’s performance and would like to extend sincere congratulations to both him and his coach, Marcél Otto, for their hard work, commitment and perseverance in making this dream come true.