Name: Femita Ayanbeku
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 200m
Classification: T44
Height: 5-7
Weight: 130
DOB: 6/30/1992
Birthplace: Boston, Mass.
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
High School: Brockton High School (Brockton, Mass.) ‘10
College: American International College (Springfield, Mass.) ’14, Interdepartmental Science
Coach(es): Sherman Hart
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 6th (200m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2017 – 5th (200m), 8th (100m)
  • Years of Participation: 2017
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017 (200m)
Personal: Daughter of Wendy Lorquet and Marcus Ayanbeku…Has seven siblings: older sisters Sendy, Dolly, Kassy and Wendy and younger brother and sisters Andy, Bolaji and Shalewa…Lost her right leg below-the-knee after a car accident when she was 11 years old...President and founder of a non-profit organization, Limb-it-less Creations Inc., dedicated to creating awareness and providing support to the amputee community…Introduced to the Paralympic Movement in 2015 through U.S. teammate Jerome Singleton, who she trains with at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston…Grew up playing basketball.