Blanca Fernández Ochoa

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Blanca Fernández Ochoa
— Alpine skier —
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Fernández Ochoa in October 2006
Disciplines Giant Slalom, Slalom, Combined, Super-G
Born (1963-04-22) April 22, 1963 (age 54)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Retired March 1992 - (age 28)
Olympics
Teams 4 – (1968, 1972, 1976, 1980)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 – (19801991)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 10 – (19821992)
Wins 4 – (1 GS, 3 SL)
Podiums 20 – (12 GS, 8 SL)
Overall titles 0 – (4th in 1988)
Discipline titles 0 – (3rd, three times)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Ochoa.

Blanca Fernández Ochoa (born April 22, 1963) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Spain. Born in Madrid, she competed in four Winter Olympics, from 1980 through 1992.

Her four older siblings all competed in alpine ski racing for Spain in the Winter Olympics: Dolores, Francisco, Juan Manuel, and Luis. Francisco won the gold medal in slalom at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

At the 1992 Olympics at Albertville, France, Blanca won the bronze medal in slalom.

During her Alpine Skiing World Cup|World Cup career, she had 4 victories, 20 podiums, and 69 top ten finishes.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall  Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1982 18 55 28 not run
1983 19 27 26 not
awarded
1984 20 36 27 19
1985 21 10 16 7 8
1986 22 31 10 31 19
1987 23 8 18 3 9
1988 24 4 4 5 3 9
1989 25 18 8 19 26
1990 26 injured, did not compete
1991 27 10 3 17
1992 28 7 3 8 53

Points were only awarded for top ten finishes thru 1979, top 15 thru 1991 (see scoring system).

Race victories[edit]

  • 4 wins (1 GS, 3 SL)
  • 20 podiums (12 GS, 8 SL), 69 top tens
Season Date Location Discipline
1985 3 Mar 1985 United States Vail, USA Giant slalom
1988 26 Nov 1987 Italy Sestriere, Italy Slalom
1991 22 Dec 1990 France Morzine, France Slalom
1992 1 Dec 1991 Austria Lech, Austria Slalom

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Location   Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 Lake Placid, USA 16 18 not
run
1982 Schladming, Austria 18
1985 Bormio, Italy 21 14 9 DNF
1987 Crans-Montana, Switzerland 23 5 5 10
1989 Vail, USA 25 4 7
1991 Saalbach, Austria 27 DNF

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Location   Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 Lake Placid, USA 16 18 not
run
not
run
1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 20 DNF2 6
1988 Calgary, Canada   24 5 DNF2 21
1992 Albertville, France 28 3 12

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ski-db.com ski-db.com - Blanca Fernández-Ochoa - accessed 2009-10-24

External links[edit]