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Things to know about Paralympic athlete Tobi Fawehinmi

Tobi Fawehinmi (born August 14, 1995) is an American Paralympic athlete competing in long jump and triple jump events. He is a gold medalist at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom and the 2019 Parapan American Games held in Lima, Peru. He also represented the United States at the Summer Paralympics in 2012, 2016 and 2021.

Tobi Fawehinmi

Personal information

Born

August 14, 1995 (age 26)

Houston, Texas, United States

Sport

Country

United States

Sport

Para-athletics

Disability class

F46, T46

Event(s)

Long jump

Triple jump

Medal record

Men's para-athletics

Representing United States

World Championships

Gold medal – first place 2017 London Triple jump T47

Silver medal – second place 2013 Lyon Long jump T46

Bronze medal – third place 2017 London Long jump T47

Bronze medal – third place 2019 Dubai Long jump T47

Parapan American Games

Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima Long jump T47

Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto Long jump T47

Career

In 2012, he represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Paralympics held in London, United Kingdom. He competed in the men's 200 metres T46 event. He also competed in the men's long jump F46 and men's triple jump F46 events. The following year, he won the silver medal in the men's long jump T46 event at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Lyon, France.

He also represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He competed in the men's long jump T47 event. At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom, he won the gold medal in the men's triple jump T47 event and the bronze medal in the men's long jump T47 event.

In 2019, he won the bronze medal in the men's long jump T47 event at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He also competed in the men's long jump T47 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

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