HE'S got the power.
Twelve year-old Emeric Tauolo Fuamatu continues to show his strength in shot put after being named in the NSW team.
His stand out performance at the NSW State Athletics Championships on March 20 and 21, saw him throw a three-kilogram shot put 14.24 metres, qualifying him to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in April..
The young gun has plenty coming up on the calendar and remains in the spotlight after previously competing at the State Junior Athletics Championships where he qualified for the National Junior Championships which will be held in Sydney in April 12.
Fuamatu will take part in a COVID-safe national competition where his throws from state will be submitted in an online competition.
"What I threw at state will determine my placing at a national level to get a national rank, I'm hoping to place second in the country," he said.
With plenty coming up on his calendar, Fuamatu said he was deep in preparation but looked forward to competition.
"I'm pretty excited, I really enjoy the sport," he said.
"I'm training every day, I throw for about half an hour to an hour, and then hit the gym for cardio and weights," he said.
When Fuamatu is not training with help from his dad Matt Dawson, he's under the guidance of his Olympian uncle, Emanuele Fuamatu.
"My uncle represented Samoa at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he's been to the Commonwealth games and he also holds the under 14, 16 and 19 shot put records at the NSW All Schools," Fuamatu said.
He said throwing runs through his family with his mother and aunt both representing at Australian levels.
"It's in my blood as an ultimate goal for me to follow in their footsteps," he said.
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