Arasay Thondike

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Thondike and the second or maternal family name is Santovenia.
Arasay Thondike
Personal information
Full name Arasay María Thondike Santovenia
Born (1986-05-28) May 28, 1986 (age 28)
Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 27 June 2013.

Arasay María Thondike Santovenia (also spelled Thondique or Tondike; born 28 May 1986 in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara) is a female hammer thrower from Cuba. She set a personal best throw of 71.14 metres in June 2007 in Warsaw. This personal best stood for two years until she significantly improved upon it with a throw of 71.72 m at the Barrientos Memorial in Cuba.[1]


She finished seventh at the 2003 World Youth Championships, won the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, finished ninth at the 2007 World Championships and fifth at the 2007 World Athletics Final. She also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

Personal best[edit]

  • Hammer throw: 73.90 mCuba La Habana, 18 July 2009


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 7th Hammer 54.43 m
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Hammer 63.30 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th Hammer 60.49 m
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Canada 1st Hammer 64.80 m
2006 NACAC U23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd Hammer 66.28 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd Hammer 68.70 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 9th Hammer 70.20 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 15th (q) Hammer 68.74 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Hammer 68.89 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Hammer 71.32 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 16th (q) Hammer 69.97 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 4th Hammer 68.88 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (q) Hammer 67.93 m


  1. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-06-01). Savigne, Copello and Lopez shine at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.

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