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Frontenis, Doubles (frontón 30 metres), Men

Date26 July – 4 August 1992
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationPabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Participants10 from 4 countries

Frontenis is a variant of basque pelota developed in Mexico around 1900, when tennis players started playing in frontóns. It is conceptually similar to squash and racquetball. The sport is most popular in Mexico, which has also dominated the sport historically (it has provided all world champions save one through 2010).

The top four nations of the 1990 World Championships qualified for the Olympic demonstrations in Barcelona, which included the Spanish World Champions Pedro José Fité and Ferran Velasco, who had become the first non-Mexican World Champions. But the Mexicans, featuring the brothers Jaime Salazar and Edgar Salazar weren’t easy to beat, and they bested the Spaniards in the round-robin. They teams met again in the final, and once more, the Mexicans were the stronger of the two teams. The Salazars would go on to win the 1994 and 1998 world titles.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1MexicoMEX
Jaime SalazarEdgar Salazar
2SpainESP
Ricardo Font de MoraJosé Luis RoigPedro José FitéFernando Velasco
3ArgentinaARG
Alejandro GarcíaLuis Cimadamore
4CubaCUB
Ricardo GonzálezManuel Anduiza

Round-Robin (25 – 30 July 1992)

Match #1 Jaime Salazar / Edgar SalazarMEX 30 – 12Ricardo González / Manuel AnduizaCUB
Match #2 José Luis Roig / Fernando VelascoESP 30 – 28Alejandro García / Luis CimadamoreARG
Match #3 Jaime Salazar / Edgar SalazarMEX 30 – 6Alejandro García / Luis CimadamoreARG
Match #4 Ricardo Font de Mora / Pedro José FitéESP 30 – 20Ricardo González / Manuel AnduizaCUB
Match #5 Jaime Salazar / Edgar SalazarMEX 30 – 18Ricardo Font de Mora / José Luis RoigESP
Match #6 Alejandro García / Luis CimadamoreARG 30 – 18Ricardo González / Manuel AnduizaCUB

Semi-Finals (1 – 2 August 1992)

Match #1 Jaime Salazar / Edgar SalazarMEX 30 – 12Ricardo González / Manuel AnduizaCUB
Match #2 Pedro José Fité / Fernando VelascoESP 30 – 16Alejandro García / Luis CimadamoreARG

Final Round (3 – 4 August 1992)

Match 1/2 Jaime Salazar / Edgar SalazarMEX 30 – 12Ricardo Font de Mora / José Luis RoigESP
Match 3/4 Alejandro García / Luis CimadamoreARG 30 – 14Ricardo González / Manuel AnduizaCUB