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CACHO RUIZ Fermin

Fermin CACHO RUIZ

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Fermin Cacho Ruiz of Spain was not one of the favourites in the 1,500m in Barcelona. However, the final was run at an unusually slow pace (the slowest in 36 years) and Cacho knew how to take advantage.

First Spanish running gold medal

With half a lap to go, he burst into the lead, opened a ten-metre gap and, with a delirious crowd screaming his name, held off a late sprint by Rachid El Bashir of Morocco.

Cacho was the first Spanish runner ever to win a gold medal. Four years later, at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Cacho proved that his Barcelona victory was not a fluke by earning another medal, this time a silver. He is one of only three men to win two Olympic medals at 1,500m.

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1500M FINAL CACHO RUIZ ESP

8 AUG 1992: FERMIN CACHO RUIZ OF SPAIN THROWS HIS ARMS IN THE AIR AS HE CLAIMS VICTORY IN THE MENS 1500 METRE FINAL. RUIZ SURPRISED EVERYONE BY WINNING IN A TIME OF 3:40.12 MINUTES IN FRONT OF HIS HOME CROWD.
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Barcelona 1992-The 1500 m final. CACHO RUIZ Fermin (ESP) 1st at the finish.
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Barcelona 1992-The 1500 m final. The race.
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Barcelona 1992-1500 m-EL-BASIR Rachid (MAR) 2nd, SULAIMAN Mohamed (QAT) 3rd, CACHO RUIZ Fermin (ESP) 1st
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Fermin Cacho Wins 1500m Olympic Title in Home Soil

Spaniard Fermin Cacho runs to Olympic glory, winning the first 1500m Olympic title for his country. To the delight of the audience, Cacho takes the lead of the race in the final lap, crossing the finish line in 3:40.12. Rachid El Basir and Mohammed Suleiman, receive silver and bronze respectively. Athletics 1500m Men's Final - Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics - Fermin Cacho (ESP), Rachid El Basir (MAR), Mohammed Suleiman (QAT)

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