LOCAL up and coming athletics champion, Antonio Viatohi is making quite the name for himself on the athletics track, taking home gold and bronze at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Adelaide recently.
Although his favourite event is the 100m, Antonio took gold in the 100m U13 relay event and in the 400m U13 event, he not only received a bronze medal, but managed to beat his personal best.
Antonio currently holds the 200m and 400m school records in Shepparton and both the 100m and shot put records for the season at the Shepparton Little Athletics Centre.
Antonio said, “I won the 100m and 200m events at the Victorian State event and the boys outdoor pentathlon, scoring a total of 1,797 points which is why I was selected for the nationals.
“It’s a big achievement for me to walk away with two medals at my first nationals event.
“I am looking forward to next year’s nationals event in Perth for the U14 event, where I hope to better my record from this year.
“I train and compete with my little brother, Christian which is good because it helps to push us both.”