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Toby Fawehinmi



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
T46, F46

Further personal information

Higher education
Exercise Science, Human Movement Studies - University of Texas at Arlington: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Arlington, TX, United States of America.
Why this sport?
In 2011 he was competing at an event when an official, whose daughter competed at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, encouraged him to look into Para athletics.

International debut

Competing for
United States

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"While you're resting, someone is working." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 High School Male Field Athlete of the Year by US Paralympics. (, 11 Oct 2012)
Other sports
He played American football for Summit High School in Mansfield, TX, United States of America. (, 2016)
He was born with an underdeveloped left arm due to shoulder dystocia, an obstetrical complication that occurs during birth. (, 01 Apr 2015)
Other information
During his time at high school and university he competed against able-bodied athletes at varsity level. "I love to compete with able-bodied people to help push me for better results. It's great to have those people around to push and never give up on me. It brought a flame and fire back to compete, because you love what you do. I amaze myself sometimes. I challenge myself if there's something that I can't do. With everyday challenges, my mum and sister challenge me to work with different things. There's always another way to do it." (, 03 Aug 2017)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 3 2012-08-31 6
Men's Triple Jump F46 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Men's Long Jump F46 Final Round 2012-09-03 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-14 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-17 1
Men's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-19 3