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Robinson to compete for Team USA in Ireland

Westmoreland native, Jason Robinson, will compete for Team USA in the IWAS Youth World Games in Ireland.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 11:46 PM

Westmoreland, N.Y. - Westmoreland native, Jason Robinson, found out in January that he is one of 29 athletes chosen to represent team USA in Athlone, Ireland, for the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Youth World Games.


Now, the time to compete has finally arrived.

The games begin Saturday, June 30, and go until Friday, July 6.

The 15-year old state and nationally-ranked athlete will compete in five events during the course of the Games. Among those are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m races.

"To represent team USA and the US, it was one of my goals and it's one of my dreams and I can't wait," said Robinson. "I was really excited in January, and then I kind of dimmed it down a little, and was like I got to train still, got to get through everything else. So, I didn't get my hopes up and get too excited, but it's tomorrow that I leave and it's just so awesome."

"It's still unreal to me, until the first competition, until he first does it for the first time, he's there in Ireland doing it," said Jamie Robinson, Jason's father. "It will just be awesome, I think any parent wants their kid to achieve their dreams, their goals, and he's doing it."

Robinson is set to come back here on Friday July 6, and will then race in the Boilermaker that same Sunday, July 8.

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