Paquillo Fernández

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Peláez.
Paquillo Fernández
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Fernández at the 2007 World Championships
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Competitor for  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, more known as Paquillo Fernández, (born on 6 March 1977 in Guadix, Province of Granada, Andalusia) is a retired Spanish race walker. He specialized in the 20 km race walk.


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]


Year Competition Venue Position Event
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 10,000 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd 20 km
1998 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 1st 20 km
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 20 km
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 15th 20 km
World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 12th 20 km
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 3rd 20 km
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th 20 km
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 4th 20 km
World Championships Edmonton, Canada DNF 20 km
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 20 km
2003 European Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 1st 20 km
World Championships Paris, France 2nd 20 km
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 20 km
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 20 km
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 20 km
2006 European Championships Göteborg, Sweden 1st 20 km
World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 20 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 20 km
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 7th 20 km
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany DNF 20 km

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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