A desire to become a ninja sparked a love of a sport which now sees Sebastian Oliver as a two-time national champion.
Taking home back-to-back gold medals at taekwondo's national championships, the 10-year-old took up the sport in kindergarten due to a ninja obsession, a decision he would certainly not regret.
His parents pushed him towards the Olympic discipline and despite being a lover of many sports, it is his success on the mat that sees him nominated for The Examiner's Junior Sports Awards in the male rising star category.
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Sharing his time with basketball as well as running and riding, Sebastian is preparing for his red belt grading as he steps on the path to becoming a junior black belt at the South Launceston Hoju Martial Arts dojo.
Sebastian has already started training junior athletes at the dojo, continuing his journey as he aims to add more national medals to his tally.
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