Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
#27 Alpine Skiing Downhill
#22 Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom
#22 Alpine Skiing Slalom
Innsbruck 1976
Games Results Sport Event
Innsbruck 1976
#35 Alpine Skiing Downhill
#24 Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom
#9 Alpine Skiing Slalom
Sapporo 1972
Games Results Sport Event
Sapporo 1972
#AC Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom
#1
Alpine Skiing Slalom
Grenoble 1968
Games Results Sport Event
Grenoble 1968
#23 Alpine Skiing Slalom
#38 Alpine Skiing Downhill
#38 Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom

Paquito

Francisco FERNANDEZ OCHOA

Spain
Alpine Skiing
Height
171 cm / 5'7''
Weight
65 kg / 143 pounds
Birth date
25 Feb 1950 Madrid, Spain
Gender
Male

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Francisco FERNANDEZ OCHOA biography

When Francisco Fernández Ochoa won the 1972 Olympic slalom, he became the first Spanish champion at the Winter Olympics. He was in fact the first Spanish Olympic champion since 1928, and the third of all time. His victory came as a major upset, although he had placed in the top 10 at the 1970 World Championships. Fernández's career only saw one other international victory, winning a slalom World Cup in Zakopane (Poland) in 1974. That same year, the Spaniard also captured a bronze medal in the World Championships slalom, again the first ever won by his country. Born in a family of eight, four of Francisco's siblings were also successful alpine skiers and competed in the Olympics: Luis, Juan Manuel, Dolores and Blanca. In 1992, Blanca followed in her brother's footsteps, winning Spain's second Winter Olympic medal. Fernández, who retired in 1980, was the only Olympian ever to carry his country's flag twice in the same year; in both Sapporo and München, he marched into the stadium carrying the Spanish banner. )Paquito), as he was commonly known, died of lymphatic cancer at age 56, barely a week after the unveiling of a statue in his honour.

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