Name: Tobi Fawehinmi
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): Long jump, triple jump
Classification: T47
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
DOB: 8/14/1995
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
High School: Summit High School (Mansfield, Texas.) ‘13
College: University of Texas at Arlington ’17, Kinesiology
Coach(es): Jeremy Fischer
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (long jump)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 5th (triple jump), 10th (long jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (triple jump), bronze (long jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2017 (triple jump)
  • Silver – 2013 (long jump)
  • Bronze – 2017 (long jump)
Personal: Fawehinmi, the son of a single mother from Nigeria, never imagined he would be the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team in London. In 2011, a track meet official whose daughter competed at the 2004 Paralympic Games extended his business card and encouraged him to look into the Paralympics. An accomplished high school jumper who was born with shoulder dystocia, Fawehinmi threw out the card and brushed it off until his coach suggested the same opportunity. After doing research, he entered his first Paralympic track and field events at the Desert Challenge Games and months later, qualified for his first Paralympic Games where he finished fifth in triple jump and 10th in long jump in London. Fawehinmi earned an NCAA Division I track and field scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied Kinesiology...Son of Queen Fawehinmi...Has one older sister, Vera…Born with an underdeveloped left arm due to shoulder dystocia, an obstetrical complication that occurs during childbirth…Hobbies include music, playing sports and going to church. Was the youngest male to make the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team in London…Played cornerback and receiver for his middle school football team…Won a bronze medal in triple jump at the 2013 UIL 4A Texas Track & Field State Meet.