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Yenima Arencibia

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Nationality  Cuba
Weight  55 kg
Height  1.67 m

Name  Yenima Arencibia
Sport  Athletics
Events  100 metres hurdles
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Full name  Yenima Arencibia Barrizonte
Born  25 December 1984 (age 30) (1984-12-25) San Luis, Pinar del Rio

Yenima Arencibia Barrisontes (or Yenima Arencibia Barrizonte; born December 25, 1984 in San Luis, Pinar del Río) is a female Cuban sprint hurdler.


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Arencibia represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's 100 m hurdles, along with her teammate Anay Tejeda. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Cali, Colombia, with her personal best time of 12.95 seconds. She is also the aunt of decathlete Yordanis García, a two-time Olympian and Pan American Games medalist.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Arencibia ran in the third heat against seven other athletes, including Australia's Sally Pearson, who later won a silver medal in the final. She finished the heat in sixth place by six tenths of a second (0.60) behind Pearson, outside her personal best of 13.43 seconds. Arencibia, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as she placed thirty-second overall, and ranked below two mandatory slots for the next round.

Personal bests

  • All information taken from IAAF profile.
  • References

    Yenima Arencibia Wikipedia

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