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Local Olympian featured in Abernathy parade

Jason Young with his son and wife riding in the July 4th Parade in Abernathy Jason Young with his son and wife riding in the July 4th Parade in Abernathy
ABERNATHY, TX (KCBD) -

Jason Young punched his ticket to the Summer Olympics last Thursday by placing third in the discus and earning a spot on the US team.

He set aside the training to relax and enjoy Abernathy's 4th of July Parade Wednesday, an honor for the former Red Raider.

"It's a patriotic time and a good time to get out...and show them we're going to support the red, white, and blue," said a grinning Young, as he held his 17-month old son. "I figured I'd come out here and have some fun with my son and wife. Everything has been awesome so far, so we'd figure we'd enjoy it a little bit."

With so much being made of the Lubbock resident making the London Games, Young has finally started to enjoy his time back from the US Trials.

"I do have a lot of people contacting me, letting me know 'hey man, we're supporting you, we're behind you, and we want you to do well in London,'" said Young. "I've talked to a lot of people in [Abernathy] and they've been supporting me a long time."

You can follow Young on KCBD and KCBD.com as we will track his progress in London, starting with opening ceremonies July 27th.

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