Olympic Champion Made an Honory Williamsburg Host Lion

Alexa Halko was made an Honorary Williamsburg Host Lion for all her accomplishments. Not only has she won two Silver Medals a Bronze Medal but is also the current World Record Holder for the 800M. 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. Alexa is truly a remarkable young lady!

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