Name: AJ Digby
Sport: Track and Field
Classification: T62
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
DOB: 9/30/1997
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Hometown: Tontogany, Ohio
High School: Otsego High School (Tontogany, Ohio) ‘16
College: University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio) ‘20
Coach(es): DJ Michel
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 4th (400m), 5th (200m), 6th (4x100m relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – bronze (400m), 4th (200m)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2017 (400m)
Personal: Son of Gordon and Robin Digby…Has a younger brother Keegan and a younger sister Ashlynn…Born with bilateral fibular hemimelia, a rare condition in which the fibulas in his legs were never formed…Had both his legs amputated below the knee when he was 10 months old and was fitted for prostheses just after his first birthday…Member of the national championship-winning 4x400m relay team at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships...Former member of the U.S. national development sled hockey team…Played quarterback and linebacker for his Otsego High School junior varsity football team and special teams on the varsity squad… Enjoys football, sled hockey, auto racing and choir…First learned about Paralympic track and field after watching the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games online…Considers U.S. teammate Jerome Singleton, the first Paralympian he ever met, a mentor after being taken under his wing…Favorite film franchise is Star Wars…Aspires to be a college football coach.