SOUTHLAKE, Texas - Southlake diver Hailey Hernandez will soon be headed to Toyko, Japan for the summer Olympics.
She was honored with a parade Friday ahead of her departure.
Hernandez will compete in the three-meter dive.
She said she had to overcome both mental and physical challenges to become a member of Team USA.
"Recently, I didn’t think that this was something that was going to happen for me. I was more shooting towards Paris 2024, so being able to make this team has just been so incredible for me and I just know that this is the beginning of my career and I can't wait to see where I continue to grow," she said.
The Olympic diving competition begins July 25.