EVENT: 110 m HURDLES
Place of birth: Cape Town
DOB: 12 April 1990
Club: Bellville Athletics Club
100 m: 10.27 sec
200 m: 20.71 sec
60 m Hurdles (Indoors): 7.76 sec
110 m Hurdles: 13.11 sec
100 m: 10.27 sec, Potchefstroom, May 2015
200 m: 20.71 sec, Potchefstroom, May 2015
60 m Hurdles (Indoors): 7.76 sec, Portland, March 2016
110 m Hurdles: 13.11 sec, Prague, June 2017 (SA record)
110 m Hurdles: 13.43 sec, African Championships, Durban, 2016
110 m Hurdles: 13.32 sec, African Games, Brazzaville, 2015
Evolving into one of the country's top athletes, Antonio Alkana has achieved success through gradual, consistent progress.
The Western Cape star clocked 13.32 seconds to win the African Games title in 2015, knocking on the door of the national record in his specialist 110m hurdles event.
The following year he dropped his personal best to 13.28 and bagged another continental crown by earning the gold medal at the African Championships in Durban.
Alkana took a huge leap forward in 2017 when he stormed to 13.11, smashing the SA mark by 0.13 with a superb performance in Prague.
After reaching the semifinals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in London, he has started to find the consistency required to make an explosive breakthrough at the highest level.