Bruintjies and Alkana prepare for Diamond League challenge

Updated: July 1, 2017

​Sprinter Henricho Bruintjies and hurdler Antonio Alkana will carry South Africa’s hopes in Paris on Saturday night, as the Diamond League series reaches the halfway point with the seventh stop in the top-flight campaign.
Bruintjies was included in the entry lists this week for the men’s 100m dash.
He was set to face the likes of African champion Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast, European champion Churandy Martina of the Netherlands and former world champion Kim Collins of Saints Kitts and Nevis.
Alkana was named in the start list for the men’s 110m hurdles, which was set to be contested over two rounds.
The national record holder was up against a 16-man field which included three men who had run faster than his 13.11 this season, for eight available spots in the final.

Schedule of SA athletes at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday (1 July, 2017):

7.20pm – Antonio Alkana (110m hurdles heats, men)
8.50pm – Henricho Bruintjies (100m, men)
9.25pm – Alkana (110m hurdles final, men)

* The meeting will be broadcast live at 8pm on SuperSport 5 and 9