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Hommes - Men - Hombres Classement final - Final Standing Clasificaci n final 1.ARG 2. ESP 3. ITA 4. POR 5. BRA 6. NED


or the first time, rink hockey featured on the programme as a demonstration sport. It is a team sport, with rules that are a mixture of those of field hockey and ice hockey. It is played in two twenty-minute halves on a concrete rink with roller skates and a stick. Argentina won the rink hockey tournament by beating Spain 8 to 6 at the Blaugrana palace in Barcelona. With Argentina leading 5 to 2, the Spanish team managed to equalize in less than two minutes right at the end of regular time, leading to extra time during which the Spanish scored but were unable to prevent the Argentinians from getting ahead once and for all. For the Argentinian team, which came fifth in the World Championships in 1989, it was a fine victory which should help to promote the popularity of rink hockey in South America. The bronze went to Italy, a team with a prestigious record including several world and European championship titles. They won over the Portuguese, another great team with many brilliant titles to its credit, who had beaten the Brazilians in the semi-final. The Brazilians who, after a first


place in the "A" world championships, had qualified only for the "B" world championships, found themselves in fifth place in this first demonstration tournament at the Olympic Games.

1.ARG: Pablo Javier Cairo Valdivia, Guillermo L. Herrmann Serra, Alejandro Raul Cairo Valdivia, Jose Luis Paez Picon, Diego F. Allende Martinez. Gabriel E. Cairo Valdivia, Raul O. Monserrat Barragan, Alejandro F. Rodriguez Crespo, Roberto A. Roldan Gomez, Alfred Andrew Bridge Moreno. 2. ESP: Ramon Canalda Boada. loan Carles Colas, Joan Ayats Presas, Antonio Rovira Lecha. Fernando Pujalte Camarasa, Josep Benito Martinez, Alejandro Avecilla Porto, Santiago Carda Torner, Ramon Peralta Rabade, Carlos Folguera Felip. 3. ITA: Alessandro Cupisti, Tommaso Colamaria, Francesco Amato, Enrico Bernardini, Roberto Crudeli, Massimo Mariotti, Enrico Mariotti, Dario Rigo, Giuseppe Marzella, Massimo Cunegatti.


asque pelota or pelota vasca has been included in the programme on several occasions. It was present at the Games in Paris in 1924, where the competition was limited to matches between French and Spanish teams. Four years later, the experiment was repeated in Amsterdam, and, finally, in Mexico City in 1968 pelota appeared as a demonstration sport. The game is played on a two types of covered court, the "trinquet" and "fronton mur à gauche". The facilities provided in Barcelona earned the admiration of specialists and supporters alike: the old Frontó Colom, at the heart of the city, fully renovated for the occasion, and a new multi-hall complex, the Pavilion at Vall d'Hebron. There are two types of events, individual and team, and several disciplines which are distinguished according to the type of court and the equipment used. In "petit fronton mur à gauche" or "short fronton" - 36 metres long and in trinquet (closed court), you have "main nue (bare hand), "palette" (an oval wooden bat)", played with a leather or rubber ball. "Pala corta", played with a plain wooden racket shaped like a spoon, is played on a short fronton. Women play only frontenis, played with a strung racket and a rubber ball on a fronton which is shorter still, 30m, an event played also by the men. "Cesta punta" is played on a "long fronton", 54 metres long, known as a jaï-alaï, with a curved basket-like glove which prolongs the hand, the "chistera". The ball is made of a double thickness of goatskin. In "petit fronton main nue" (bare hand on short fronton), in both singles and doubles, Spain came out ahead of France. Hirigoyen was beaten by the young Beloki: "He hits very hard and to beat him you have to play perfectly, which is impossible". The Cuban Quesada won bronze over the Mexican Izquierdo. In the doubles event, Spaniards Lujambio and Balerdi were surprised by the relative facility of the match, although the final turned out to be of a complexity not reflected by the score of 22 - 7. The Mexican duo Vera and Olivos beat Venezuelans Bilbao and Vidal with the same score to take home the bronze. In "pala corta", Spain was again victorious against Mexico, as in "palette", still on fronton, where Argentina took bronze over the French. The Cubans took bronze in "pala


corta", again over the French. The Mexicans with their high-level play were not easily thwarted, and the explosive satisfaction of Juan Pablo Garcia, who clinched it with Oscar Insausti, is not hard to understand: "It was the victory we were most hoping for, it is comparable with no other. All that surrounds the Games gives it a special value". In the frontenis tournament, the Mexicans, men and women, were clearly the best. The Salazar brothers beat the Spanish with a fine score of 30 to 12 and Argentina took the bronze. Among the women, Flores and Muñoz had a slightly tougher time, winning


30 to 20 against the Spanish duo, leaving the Cubans to take the bronze. In "cesta punta", the incomparable level of preparation among the Spanish players once again worked wonders 40 - 26 - in a match against a French team they know so well. In bare-hand doubles on trinquet, the Mexicans beat the Spanish. In "palette" with a leather ball and "palette" with a rubber ball, disciplines in which they excel, the Argentinians, the favourites, were triumphant. You need a very strong arm as the slightest weakness usually means the loss of the match. In "palette" with a leather ball, Argentina beat Spain, with the French taking the bronze ahead of the Uruguayans. In "palette" with a rubber ball, behind Argentina in first place,

Pelola on the short fronton.



the French took silver this time over the Spanish. Although it was only a demonstration sport, it is worth pointing out that these were the first medals won by Argentina since 1968.

* Paleta - Palette 1. ESP Juan Pablo Garcia Jimenez Oscar Insausti Guelbenzu Luis Tejada Hervas Miguel Angel Uros Murillo 2. MEX Pedro Aguirre Lesaca Fernando lniestra Estudillo Luis Alberto Mercadillo Muñiz Jose Antonio Musi Chaya 3. ARG Gustavo A. Canut Carramiola Fernando Elortondo Echeverria Guillermo Filippo Manzanelli Carlos Gustavo Huete Torres 4. FRA Jean-Marc Bonnet Thierry Lerchundi Bruno Paul Frederic Ulian

* Pala corta 1. ESP Rafael Araujo Guardamino Daniel Garcia Jimenez Ricardo Garrido Llanos Pedro Hernandez Ripoll 2. MEX Fernando lniestra Estudillo Roberto Iniestra Estudillo Arturo Medina Alanis Jose Antonio Musi Chaya 3. CUB Manuel Anduiza Garcia Ricardo A. Gonzalez Rocha Ismael Felix Gonzalez Vazquez 4. FRA Joseph Aguerre Thierry Bordes Jean Jacques Garra François Prat


* Main nue individuel Hand singles - Mano individual 1. ESP Jon Baceta Ciarsolo Ruben Beloki lribarren 2. FRA Philippe Hitigoyen Bernard Muguida 3. CUB Eusebio Lopez Carrillo Jose A. Quesada Lugones 4. MEX Luis A. lzquierdo Ramirez Rafael Texcalpa Villarruel

* Main nue double - Hand doubles Mano parejas 1. ESP Jose Angel Balanza Tobias Juan Manuel Fernandez Garcia lñaki Lujambio Ansa Alfredo Valerdi Aguirre 2. FRA Martin Bergara Roger Espil Pascal Juzan Daniel Mutuberria

3. MEX Luis A. lzquierdo Ramirez Pedro Olivos Jimenez Pedro Santamaria Saldaña Francisco Javier \/era Quiroz 4. VEN Unai Arrue Arburua Kemen Bilbao Garmendia lker Odriozola Meabe Miklos Vidal Mouchet


* Main nue double tr. - Hand doubles Trinquete mano parejas 1. MEX Horacio Saldaña Jimenez Raul Saldaña Jimenez Pedro Santamaria Saldaña Aldredo Zea Garcia 2. ESP Miguel Choperena Oskar Goñi Matxiñena Joaquin Larrañaga Larrañaga Jesus Ruiz Bastida 3. FRA Pascal Cotabarren Jean Pierre Falxa Rene Muscarditz Etienne Sallaberry 4. CUB Eusebio Lopez Carrillo Jose A. Quesada Lugones * Pelote cuir - Palette-leather - Paleta cuero 1. ARG Fernando Luis Abadia Barreiro Ricardo A. Bizzozero Elias Fernando Elortondo Echeverria Juan Jose Miro Bonaudo 2. ESP Luis Altadill Garro Pedro Jose Egaña Garcia Fernando Mendiluce Maisonave Javier Juan Ubanell lbarrola 3. FRA Carlito Arenas Jean-Luc Cambos Christophe Cazemayor Jean-Marc Petrissans 4. URU Sergio Walter Cuitiño Cabrera Esteban Fagalde Vigorito Horacio Maria Guichon Camejo Jorge E. Tourreilles Lopez * Pelote gomme - Palette-rubber Trinquete paleta goma 1. ARC Juan Jose Miro Bonaudo Gerardo Gabriel Romano Checa Eduardo F. Ross Rossetti Reinaldo Ramon Ross Rossetti 2. FRA Jose Marie Aguirre Gabriel Amadoz Marc Lassalle Patrick Lissar 3. ESP Mikel Eguinoa Landa Miguel lrizar Muñoz Juan Pagoaga Chivite Miguel Maria Sagarazazu 4. URU Laureano Jose Barreiro Perez Carlos Manuel Buzzo Sarlo Horacio Maria Guichon Camejo Gustavo Hernandez Bidondo

Cesta punta.

* Frontenis M. 1. MEX Roberto lniestra Estudillo Luis Alberto Mercadillo Muñiz Edgar Salazar Sepulveda Jaime Salazar Sepulveda 2. ESP Pedro Fites Villacampa Ricardo Font de Mora Perez Jose Luis Roig Axpitarte Ferran Velasco Moreno 3. ARC Luis A. Cimadamore Guarneri Guillermo Filippo Manzanelli Alejandro Garcia de la Vega Gerardo Gabriel Romano Checa 4. CUB Manuel Anduiza Garcia Ricardo A. Gonzalez Rocha

* Frontenis W. 1. MEX Rosa Maria Flores Buendia Miriam Aracely Muñoz Cadena 2. ESP Rosa Maria Martinez Jimeno Estefania Navarrete lbañez Cristina Ortiz Bonanad Maria Teresa Palacios Moya 3. CUB Martha E. Dominguez Gonzalez Haymed Valdes Blanco 4. FRA Maralen Celan Sophie Claverie Marie Christine Rollet Patricia Sabalza

* Cesta punta 1. ESP Alejandro Celaya Goyogana Juan Antonio Compañon Duque Josu Mugartegui Lejardi Andoni Oianguren Arizmendi 2. FRA Michel Ahadoberry Pierre Bordes Pierre Etchalus Philippe Etcheberry 3. MEX Xavier Ugartechea Escofet Francisco J. Valdes Basaguren Juan Pablo Valdes Basaguren 4. PHI Neil Agbayani Diaz Michael Garlit Lorenzo Pablo Artemio Garlit Lorenzo




or this second demonstration tournament, the men competed in eight categories. The vast range of medals gives over twenty countries the chance to appear in the men's rankings, a good indication of the popularity of this sport after the revelation made possible by the Games of the XXIV Olympiad. The Koreans stayed ahead with the best results, three gold medals, followed by the Spanish and the Canadians. The women too competed in eight categories as in Seoul. Eighteen countries featured in the rankings. The Korean women, who have also kept their standards since Seoul,are among the best in the overall


rankings. Then come the Americans, Spanish and Chinese Taipei who also obtained excellent results. This taekwondo tournament did not benefit from the highly charged atmosphere experienced in the Changchung gymnasium, but there was great enthusiasm in the Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona among the spectators at these sometimes very spectacular events. Once again, these demonstration events showed that Taekwondo is a sport that is developing harmoniously all over the world despite sometimes very limited media coverage. So good news all round!

Femmes - Women - Mujeres * Mi-mouche - finweight - minimosca 1. Yueh-Ying Lo (TPE) 2. Rahmi Kurnia (INA) 3. Amanda Jane Broadbent (GBR) 3. Monica Torres Amarillas (MEX) * Mouche - flyweight - mosca 1. Elisabet Delgado Cazorla (ESP) 2. Piera Muggiri (ITA) 3. Arzu Tan (TUR) 3. Terry Poindexter (USA) * Coq - bantamweight - gallo 1. Eun Suk Hwang (KOR) 2. Diane Lynn Murray (USA) 3. Catherine Noble (FRA) 3. King Hung Hii (MAS) * 1. 2. 3. 3. * 1. 2. 3. 3. Lèger- lightweight - ligero José Santolaria Martos (ESP) Fariborz Askari (IRI) Djamel Khali (FRA) Kuei-Ming Chou (TPE) Plume Ya-Ling Aysegul Dolores Beatriz featherweight - pluma Tung (TPE) Ergin (TUR) Ann Knoll Weaver (MEX) Lucero (PHI)

Hommes - Men - Hombres * Mi-mouche - finweight - minimosca 1. Gergely Salim (DEN) 2. Juan Moreno (USA) 3. Javier Argudo Sesmilo (ESP) 3. Jefi Tri Aji (INA) * 1. 2. 3. 3. Mouche - flyweight - mosca Arlindo I. Gouveia Colina (VEN) Dirc Richard Talumewo (INA) Sung Kyo Seo (KOR) Ming-Sung Wang (TPE)

* Léger - lightweight - ligero 1. Yi-An Chen (TPE) 2. Susilawati (INA) 3. Eun Ok Jeung (KOR) 3. Hafida El Ouacef (MAR) * Super-léger - welterweight - superligero 1. Elena Benitez Morales (ESP) 2. Brigitte Geffroy (FRA) 3. Shelley Vettese-Baert (CAN) 3. Jennifer D. Laney (USA) * Moyen - middleweight - media 1. 2. 3. 3. Sun Hee Lee (KOR) Marcia Catherine King (CAN) Denise Angela Parmley (AUS) Morfou Drosidou (GRE)

* Super-léger - welterweight - superligero 1. Tae Kyoung Ha (KOR) 2. Jae Hun Lee (CAN) 3. Reza Mehmandoost Somesarayi (IRI) 3. Mohammad Jassem Al Qaimi (KUW) * Moyen - middleweight - medio 1. Herbert Perez (USA) 2. Juan Solis Godoy (ESP) 3. Khaled lbrahim (EGY) 3. Amman Sbeihi (JOR) * Lourd - heavyweight - pesado 1. Je Kyoung Kim (KOR) 2. Emmanuel Peters Oghenejobo (NCR) 3. Simon Grant Hosking (AUS) 3. Amr Hassan (EGY)

* Coq - bantamweight -gallo 1. William D. Cordova Santamaria (MEX) 2. Sayed Youssef Najem (CAN) 3. Domenico D Alise (ITA) 3. Stephen Fernandez (PHI) * Plume - featherweight - pluma 1. Byong Cheol Kim (KOR) 2. Ekrem Boyali (TUR) 3. Woo Yong lung (CAN) 3. Luca Massaccesi (ITA)

* Lourd - heavyweight - pesado 1. Coral Astrid Bistuer Ruiz (ESP) 2. Susan Graham (NZL) 3. Lynnette Alicia Love (USA) 3. Adriana Carmona (VEN)



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