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Not held in other editions
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Mano, Singles (frontón 36 metres), Men

Date25 July – 5 August 1992
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationPabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Participants8 from 4 countries

In the mano event of pelota basque, the ball is played with the bare hand. This event was played on the 36 metres frontón, but mano is also contested in the trinquete, a field enclosed by four walls.

The top four nations of the 1990 World Championships qualified for the Olympic demonstrations in Barcelona, although only one of the actual medal winners showed in Barcelona (Bernard Muguida). Defending World Champion Spain breezed through the competition, winning 22-0, 22-1, 22-10, 22-2 and 22-12. Rubén Beloqui (or Beloki in Basque) would turn professional right after the Olympics. In 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001, he won the Campeonato Manomanista, the most important professional mano competition and unofficial World Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1SpainESP
Rubén BeloquiJon Baceta
2FranceFRA
Philippe HirigoyenBernard Muguida
3CubaCUB
José Alejandro QuesadaEusebio López
4MexicoMEX
Luis IzquierdoRafael Texcalpa

Round-Robin (25 – 30 July 1992)

Match #1 ESP 22 – 0MEX
Match #2 FRA 22 – 1CUB
Match #3 ESP 22 – 1FRA
Match #4 MEX 22 – 12CUB
Match #5 ESP 22 – 10CUB
Match #6 FRA 22 – 0MEX

Semi-Finals (1 – 2 August 1992)

Match #1 ESP 22 – 2CUB
Match #2 FRA 22 – 0MEX

Final Round (4 – 5 August 1992)

Match 1/2 ESP 22 – 12FRA
Match 3/4 CUB 22 – 14MEX