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Paleta Cuero, Doubles, Men

Date14 – 24 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationFrontón Metropolitano, Ciudad de México
Participants15 from 5 countries

In paleta cuero, a small paddle (at most 50 cm long and 13,5 cm wide) is used to hit the ball, which is made of leather (“cuero” is leather in Spanish). French player Pierre Barreits had won the world title in the paleta cuero in 1958, 1962 and 1966, playing with his brother Bernard on the last two occasions. He was paired with Joseph Berrotaran in Mexico. The duo made it through the first round, which served only to eliminate Uruguay. The French then tied for first place in the final round, winning 2 and losing one, just like the Spanish squad. The French were awarded victory on account of their better points difference, 103-84 against 103-86 for the Spanish.

Argentina’s outfit featured Ricardo Bizzozero, who would make history 24 years later by becoming the only person to appear at two Olympics in basque pelota. In Barcelona 1992, he would win the paleta cuero event.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1FranceFRA
Joseph BerrotaranPierre Barreits
2SpainESP
Fernando CasadoJesús ReyzabalFrancisco J. CaballeroAlberto Ancizu
3MexicoMEX
Manuel BeltránRaúl SánchezMario del Valle
4ArgentinaARG
Aarón SehterJorge UtgeRicardo Bizzozero
5UruguayURU
César BernalLuis BellNéstor Iroldi

Round Robin (14 – 24 October 1968)

Match #1 Fernando Casado / Jesús ReyzabalESP 35 – 33Aarón Sehter / Jorge UtgeARG
Match #2 Manuel Beltrán / Raúl SánchezMEX 35 – 34Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA
Match #3 Aarón Sehter / Jorge UtgeARG 35 – 25César Bernal / Luis BellURU
Match #4 Francisco J. Caballero / Jesús ReyzabalESP 35 – 28Manuel Beltrán / Raúl SánchezMEX
Match #5 Aarón Sehter / Jorge UtgeARG 35 – 29Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA
Match #6 Alberto Ancizu / Francisco J. CaballeroESP 35 – 29César Bernal / Luis BellURU
Match #7 Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA 35 – 26Fernando Casado / Jesús ReyzabalESP
Match #8 Raúl Sánchez / Manuel BeltránMEX 35 – 20César Bernal / Néstor IroldiURU
Match #9 Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA 35 – 28Néstor Iroldi / César BernalURU
Match #10 Jorge Utge / Ricardo BizzozeroARG 35 – 28Raúl Sánchez / Mario del ValleMEX

Final Round (22 October 1968)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCWinsTiesLossesPointsPoints ForPA
1FranceFRA201410384
2SpainESP201410386
3MexicoMEX102285103
4ArgentinaARG10227492

Match #1 Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA 35 – 21Aarón Sehter / Jorge UtgeARG
Match #2 Manuel Beltrán / Raúl SánchezMEX 35 – 33Jesús Reyzabal / Francisco J. CaballeroESP
Match #3 Alberto Ancizu / Jesús ReyzabalESP 35 – 33Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA
Match #4 Aarón Sehter / Ricardo BizzozeroARG 35 – 22Manuel Beltrán / Raúl SánchezMEX
Match #5 Joseph Berrotaran / Pierre BarreitsFRA 35 – 28Raúl Sánchez / Manuel BeltránMEX
Match #6 Alberto Ancizu / Francisco J. CaballeroESP 35 – 18Ricardo Bizzozero / Aarón SehterARG