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Paleta Cuero, Doubles (frontón 36 metres), Men

Date25 July – 5 August 1992
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationPabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Participants16 from 4 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). This event was played on the 36 metres frontón, but paleta cuero 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, and the Spanish World Champions Oscar Insausti and Juan Pablo García were part of the Spanish selection. They weren’t seriously challenged during the tournament, beating eventual finalists Mexico by 35-5 in the round-robin phase. Both Insausti and García would turn professional after their Olympic success.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1SpainESP
Óscar InsaustiJuan Pablo GarcíaLuis TejadaMiguel Ángel Uros
2MexicoMEX
Fernando IniestraJosé Antonio MusiPedro AguirreLuis Alberto Mercadillo
3ArgentinaARG
Guillermo FilippoCarlos HueteGustavo Adrián CanutFernando Elortondo
4FranceFRA
Thierry LerchundiBruno PaulJean-Marc BonnetFernando Ulian

Round-Robin (25 – 30 July 1992)

Match #1 Fernando Iniestra / José Antonio MusiMEX 35 – 23Thierry Lerchundi / Jean-Marc BonnetFRA
Match #2 Óscar Insausti / Juan Pablo GarcíaESP 35 – 12Guillermo Filippo / Gustavo Adrián CanutARG
Match #3 Thierry Lerchundi / Bruno PaulFRA 35 – 24Carlos Huete / Fernando ElortondoARG
Match #4 Óscar Insausti / Juan Pablo GarcíaESP 35 – 5Pedro Aguirre / Luis Alberto MercadilloMEX
Match #5 Fernando Iniestra / José Antonio MusiMEX 35 – 28Carlos Huete / Fernando ElortondoARG
Match #6 Luis Tejada / Miguel Ángel UrosESP 35 – 22Jean-Marc Bonnet / Fernando UlianFRA

Semi-Finals (1 – 2 August 1992)

Match #1 Óscar Insausti / Juan Pablo GarcíaESP 35 – 9Carlos Huete / Gustavo Adrián CanutARG
Match #2 Fernando Iniestra / José Antonio MusiMEX 35 – 14Thierry Lerchundi / Bruno PaulFRA

Final Round (4 – 5 August 1992)

Match 1/2 Óscar Insausti / Juan Pablo GarcíaESP 35 – 16Fernando Iniestra / José Antonio MusiMEX
Match 3/4 Guillermo Filippo / Carlos HueteARG 35 – 28Thierry Lerchundi / Bruno PaulFRA