With a heart of gold, the strength of a warrior and the speed of a jungle cat, this Highlands sprinter has a very bright future.
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School's Oliver Masri has been breaking running records and finding his feet in his newly discovered talent. It all began at a school event and now he's off and running.
"At school we had a running carnival," Masri said.
"I didn't think I was a fast runner at all back then. I gave it a try in the 100 and 200m races and I came second in both. I also participated in the relays and we came third.
"I then participated in Diocesan Athletics Carnival. Eight people from my school made it out of 400. I did the 100 and 200m again and came first in both races.
"I also broke the the record for the 100m. My time was 15.62. I then made it to the Mackillop Athletics 100 and 200m and came first in both races. Now I'm heading to the state competition."
Discovering his new talent has filled Masri with passion for his running. Breaking a record was the furthest thing on his mind. He wanted new hardware for the trophy mantel and he got both.
"I was just so excited to get a ribbon," Masri said.
"That was my aim, but then when I heard I had broke the record for the 100m I couldn't believe it. I was in total shock.
"I can't wait to get to the state competition and meet all the other kids and continue to improve in my running. I love running fast, it's the best feeling."
Masri doesn't train the classical way a sprinter would, he has his own training style and it's working a treat.
"I don't really train, I feel like it comes to me naturally," Masri said.
"I run around my backyard chasing the dogs, that keeps me quick on my feet (laughs). I also play soccer so there's a lot of running on the field."
With all these accomplishments, Masri has a condition that would hinder or stop another person, but his warrior strength, mentally and physically will see him having a bright future in whatever it holds.
"I have cerebral palsy in my right hand," Masri said.
"I also have CP in my legs as well which makes my leg muscles tight.
"I think to myself there are challenges in life doing things with one hand, but I tell myself it doesn't matter if I have one hand or missing limbs, I'm still living and I can do whatever I want. I push myself really hard."
A career in athletics will hopefully be on the cards for Masri. With his heart of gold, he would look to help out others if given the opportunity.
"I'd love to make athletics my career," Masri said.
"Any opportunity I'll take. I'd then be able to help my family and charities. That would make me really happy."