month, when the 2012 Olympic games begin, there will be a familiar face in the
discus field of competition – Jason Young.
In 2004 and 2008, Young fell short in qualifying for the Olympics; finishing
ninth in both of those years, but 2012 was a different story.
After qualifying for the finals on Monday, Young started good with a first
throw of 61.50 meters (201’-9”) catapulting him into second place.
Young was in second before Jarred Rome surpassed him with a throw of 63.35m
(207’-10”) on his final attempt.
After getting surpassed, Young had once more chance to get to London and he
Young, on his final toss of the night, threw the discus for 62.25m (203’-11”) which was good enough to punch his ticket to the London
The former Red Raider becomes the first to qualify for a U.S.
Olympic Team since Jonathan Johnson qualified for the 2004 Summer Games in
Athens in the 800-meter run.
The Olympic games begin on July 27th.