ANTOINE Vargiolu is sprinting towards a bright future in the athletics field after dominating at the Little Athletics WA State Track and Field Championships.
The Belmont City College student and Wattle Grove resident (15) won four gold medals at the championships on March 2-3 and was awarded the Athlete of the Year Award.
His gold medals were for the 100m sprint, 100m hurdles, long jump and 200m sprint.
Antoine trains at Gerry Archer Athletic Centre in Cloverdale, Hartfield Park Recreation Centre and HBF Stadium.
“On Monday I train sprints, Tuesday I train hurdles, Wednesday is a rest day but I’m usually in the pool recovery, on Thursday I train hurdles and on Friday I’m in the gym,” he said.
“I usually train for about an hour but I focus on intensity.
“My coach is Lyn Foreman and she picks up anything that I’m doing wrong.”
Antoine also competed in the Malaysian Athletics Championships last year when he won two silver medals for 100m hurdles, the 4x100m relay, and a bronze in the 4x400m relay.
“It was so humid over there but it was a chance to compete against Malaysians and Singaporeans,” he said.
“My plan is to increase my stamina ahead of the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Queensland during April.
“My nickname is the Ant because I’m small but I’m fast.”