At a glance

25 Feb 1950 Madrid, Spain
Paquito
171 cm / 65 kg 5'7'' / 143 pounds
Male

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...

Francisco in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    • 27
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • 22
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 22
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    • 35
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • 24
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 9
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    • 23
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
    • 38
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • 38
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom

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