Antonia Alkana defended his African Championships title on Saturday by taking gold in the 110m men hurdles final on Saturday.
After a good season of staying on top of the South African rankings, Antonio demolished the competition in a time of 13.51 seconds, well ahead of his nearest competitor.
Of the 2018 win, Antonio says that he is satisfied with his performance.
He achieved both of his goals by defending his title and qualifying for the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava next month.
His year however began with a significant setback when his mother died in January. He was very close to her and described her as his greatest supporter.
He says that he will be focused on winning the Continental Cup and looks forward to the challenge.
In 2016, Antonio not only won the African Championships title, but also broke the competitions record with a time of 13.43 seconds.
Last year, he went one step further by once again breaking the African and South African record with a first place win at the European Classic Permit Meeting in Prague.
He won the race with a time of 13.11 seconds.