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Mano, Doubles (trinquete), Men

Date26 July – 5 August 1992
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationPabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Participants13 from 4 countries

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

The top four nations of the 1990 World Championships qualified for the Olympic demonstrations in Barcelona, although only two of the actual medal winners showed in Barcelona – the Mexicans Raúl Saldaña and Pedro Santamaría, silver medallists two years earlier. The Mexicans had a difficult round-robin, losing to Spain and France, but picked themselves up and beat those nations when it mattered, in the semi-finals and finals. For Santamaría it was the first title of many to come, as he would win the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Championships, as well as the 1995 and 2003 Pan American title in the same event.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1MexicoMEX
Raúl SaldañaPedro SantamaríaAlfredo Zea
2SpainESP
Óscar GoñiJoaquín LarrañagaJesús RuizMiguel Choperena
3FranceFRA
René MuscarditzPascal CotabarrenEusebio SallaberryJean-Pierre Falxa
4CubaCUB
José Alejandro QuesadaEusebio López

Round-Robin (26 – 31 July 1992)

Match #1 Óscar Goñi / Joaquín LarrañagaESP 40 – 22Eusebio Sallaberry / Jean-Pierre FalxaFRA
Match #2 Raúl Saldaña / Pedro SantamaríaMEX 40 – 4José Alejandro Quesada / Eusebio LópezCUB
Match #3 René Muscarditz / Pascal CotabarrenFRA 40 – 23Raúl Saldaña / Pedro SantamaríaMEX
Match #4 Jesús Ruiz / Miguel ChoperenaESP 40 – 8José Alejandro Quesada / Eusebio LópezCUB
Match #5 Eusebio Sallaberry / Jean-Pierre FalxaFRA walkover
Match #6 Óscar Goñi / Joaquín LarrañagaESP 40 – 20Raúl Saldaña / Alfredo ZeaMEX

Semi-Finals (2 – 3 August 1992)

Match #1 Jesús Ruiz / Miguel ChoperenaESP walkover
Match #2 Raúl Saldaña / Pedro SantamaríaMEX 40 – 21Eusebio Sallaberry / Jean-Pierre FalxaFRA

Final Round (4 – 5 August 1992)

Match 1/2 Raúl Saldaña / Pedro SantamaríaMEX 40 – 27Óscar Goñi / Joaquín LarrañagaESP
Match 3/4 René Muscarditz / Pascal CotabarrenFRA walkover