Name: Isaiah Rigo
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 400-meter, 1,500-meter
Classification: T52
Height: 5-2
DOB: 2/5/1999
Birthplace: Cheney, Wash.
Hometown: Cheney, Wash.
High School: Cheney High School (Cheney, Washington) ‘18
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (100-meter, 1,500-meter), finalist (400-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 5th (400-meter, 1,500-meter), heats (100-meter)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2019 (400-meter, 1,500-meter)
Personal: Rigo was born with a rare congenital disorder known as arthrogryposis that causes his muscles to stiffen and develop abnormally...Son of Robert Rigo and Celena Destefano...Named the 2015 Non-High School Male Athlete of the Year by the Spokane Youth Sports Commission in Washington...Enjoys sports, hunting and building...Member of Youth Outdoors Unlimited where he was certified with hunter education in 2013...At 14, Rigo was selected as the youngest member of Team USA for the 2013 IPC World Championships...His passion for the sport began in 2007 after joined ParaSport Spokane and met coach Teresa Skinner