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American T46 competitor Tobi Fawehinmi sets world record

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This past weekend in Austin, Texas, the Texas Relays concluded with American T46 competitor Tobi Fawehinmi setting a new world record in the trump jump with a jump of 15.25 meters. On Monday, the paperwork was sent to confirm this record.

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Fawehinmi is currently a sophmore at the University of Texas-Arlington, where he is a member of the athletics team. As a member of the team, he finished seventh in the indoor Sun Belt Conference Championships in the triple jump.  During the indoor season, he had a season best jump of 47-04.50.  As a freshman, he competed in four meets for the school in long jump and triple jump events.  During his freshman outdoor season, he also competed in four meets, finished third in the long jump at the  Crimson Tide Invitational where he had a season best jump of 23-08.25. He also had a fourth place finish in the triple jump at the Texas State Invitational off a 47-05.25 jump.

 

Earlier this year, Mansfield, Texas native Fawehinmi was named to the 42 member strong United States track and field team for the upcoming 2015 season, with the major events on the athletics program including the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October.  He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London as high school student at Mansfield Summit, where he finished 5th in the triple jump, and 10th in the long jump.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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