Parade, celebratrion held for Olympic boxer Nico Hernandez

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE 10 p.m. Saturday

Earlier Saturday, the city came together to celebrate its Olympian Nico Hernandez.

People came by the hundreds to catch a glimpse of Wichita's newest hero.

That hero doesn't wear a cape, instead 20-year-old Hernandez wears boxing gloves and now an Olympic bronze medal.

"Going to the Olympics took a lot of work and if i can do it each and every single one of you can do it," Hernandez told the crowd.

He also reminded people that he would not be where he is without all of the support at home.

"I didn't want to lose in front of my hometown and my family, so without you guys i probably wouldn't of done it, because i didn't want to embarrass myself," Hernandez said, laughing.

Wichita State University also offered him a full-ride scholarship for when he is finished with competitive boxing. No word if he plans to accept.

UPDATE: Olympian and Wichita native Nico Hernandez receives a key to the city following the parade and celebration to honor his accomplishment in Rio. He brought home the bronze medal in the feather-light weight division in boxing.
A parade and homecoming celebration will be held this morning for Olympian Nico Hernandez.

He brought home the bronze medal in the feather-light weight division in boxing from the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The parade will start at 21st and Broadway (Nomar International Market) and end at 13th and Waco near North High School, where Hernandez was a 2014 graduate.

A community celebration will be held in the high school gymnasium at 11 a.m.

Eyewitness News will live stream the celebration. You can watch it here on