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Cheney High alum and four-time state champion to compete in Paralympic Games


Last updated 7/1/2021 at 8:26am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn — Former Cheney Blackhawk Isaiah Rigo is one of 61 athletes selected to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games this August in Tokyo, Japan. Rigo is one of three athletes from the Spokane area who was selected to the team after recently completing three days of trials.

The other two are Hannah Dederick of Liberty Lake and Susannah Scaroni of Tekoa.

Rigo is the first Cheney track and field athlete to compete in an Olympic Games. He is the second Cheney athlete ever to compete at an Olympics — with Launi Meile winning a gold medal in the 50-meter rifle/three...

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