Name: Alexa Halko
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Classification: T34
Height: 5-6
Weight: 120
DOB: 6/28/2000
Birthplace: Midwest City, Okla.
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
High School: Jamestown High School (Williamsburg, Va.) ‘18
Team/Club: Growing Runners Track Club
Coach(es): Drew Mearns
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Three-time medalist (2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (400m, 800m), bronze (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (400m, 800m), bronze (100m)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 5 (4 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2017 (400m, 800m); 2015 (100m, 400m)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100m)
Personal: Halko’s Paralympic journey began at seven years old at a farmers market in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was there that the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association approached her after becoming aware of her disability, cerebral palsy, and invited her out to participate in some of the club’s events. Halko picked up wheelchair basketball quickly before discovering her love for wheelchair racing. When her family moved to Virginia in 2014, she joined a Paralympic sport club, Sportable, and began focusing on sprints and middle distance events. She started competing in international events at the IWAS World Junior Games and that next year, worked her way to representing Team USA at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar where she won two silver medals. ...Daughter of Peter and Elesha Halko…Has two sisters, Isabella and Jordyne… At the age of 16, became the youngest U.S. athlete to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games…Hobbies include wheelchair basketball, swimming, art and writing.