T&F: Former Mav Fawehinmi wins World Para title

July 18, 2017

LONDON, England – Recent UTA graduate Tobi Fawehinmi recorded his first career world title on Monday at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England.

Fawehinmi, a Sun Belt Conference champion in the indoor triple jump and a multi-time all-league performer during his indoor and outdoor careers, posted a mark of 14.88 meters (48 feet, 10 inches). He dominated the T47 competition, winning by more than a meter.

He will look for another medal on Wednesday when he competes in the T47 long jump.

Fawehinmi’s previous best finish at the World Championships was a silver medal in the long jump in 2013. He is a two-time Paralympian, competing in the 2012 London Games as well as the 2016 Rio de Janiero Games.

Additionally, Fawehinmi won the gold medal in the triple jump and silver in the long jump at the 2015 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships.





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