AIRDS youngster and rising sports star Unitty Ta’uo has broken the Australian junior under-15 hammer throw meet record while on her way to claiming her first national title.

Ta’uo threw 48.20m in the hammer throw at the Australian Track and Field Championships last week at Sydney Olympic Park.

The 13-year old has now been nominated for a NewsLocal, Local Sports Stars award.

She first began athletics at age 11 and has since picked up a host of gold medals at various championships but she list the most recent title as her proudest achievement.

She hopes to continue climbing the ranks of the athletics world in the coming seasons.

“My goal is to continue to learn and work harder each season to be better than the previous season, knowing that I will give myself the best opportunity to achieve any future goals,” she said.

Ta’uo said she most enjoys the camaraderie of the sport among both teammates and competitors.

“I love training with my fellow squad members as we are always supporting and encouraging each other to be our best,” she said.

“I enjoy meeting new people and fellow competitors within the sport.”

** Airds youngster a record breaker first appeared in the Macarthur Chronicle on 09/04/2019 **

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