Paquillo Fernández

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Paquillo Fernández
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Fernández at the 2007 World Championships
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Spain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens 20 km walk
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris 20 km walk
Silver medal – second place 2005 Helsinki 20 km walk
Silver medal – second place 2007 Osaka 20 km walk
World Race Walking Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 A Coruña 20 km walk
Gold medal – first place 2008 Cheboksary 20 km walk
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Munich 20 km walk
Gold medal – first place 2006 Gothenburg 20 km walk
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Budapest 20 km walk

Francisco Javier Fernández Peláez (born 6 March 1977 in Guadix, Province of Granada, Andalusia), better known as Paquillo Fernández, is a retired Spanish race walker. He specialized in the 20 km race walk.

Biography[edit]

On 27 July 2008 he set a new 10-km race walk world record at the Spanish Championships in a time of 37:53.09.[1]

Fernández was made ineligible for competitions for two years after he was found guilty of possessing performance-enhancing drugs in February 2010.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 10,000 m 40:38.25
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd 20 km 1:21:59
1998 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 1st 20 km 1:20:31
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 20 km 1:21:39
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 15th 20 km 1:27:23
World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 12th 20 km 1:22:47
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 3rd 20 km 1:18:56
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th 20 km 1:21:01
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 4th 20 km 1:20:02
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DNF
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 20 km 1:18:37
2003 European Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 1st 20 km 1:19:48
World Championships Paris, France 2nd 20 km 1:18:00
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 20 km 1:19:45
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 20 km 1:19:36
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 20 km 1:22:45
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 20 km 1:19:09
World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 20 km 1:18:31
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 20 km 1:22:40
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 7th 20 km 1:20:32
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DNF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fernandez sets 10 km Race Walk world record – The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games". En.beijing2008.cn. 28 July 2008. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Olympic race walker draws 2-year doping suspension. USA Today (27 April 2010). Retrieved 27 April 2010.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Guatemala Julio René Martínez
Russia Roman Rasskazov
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
28 April 2002 – 23 August 2003
Succeeded by
Ecuador Jefferson Pérez