Fermín Cacho

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Fermín Cacho Ruiz (born 16 February 1969) is a Spanish track and field athlete, winner of the 1500 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.wikipedia
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Fermín Cacho Ruiz (born 16 February 1969) is a Spanish track and field athlete, winner of the 1500 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Fermín Cacho won the 1,500 metres in his home country, earning Spain's first-ever Olympic gold medal in a running event.

1500 metres

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Fermín Cacho Ruiz (born 16 February 1969) is a Spanish track and field athlete, winner of the 1500 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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Born in Ágreda, Spain, Cacho had an enviable competitive record in the 1500 m, but it wasn't until late in his career that he produced a time of corresponding quality.
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Noureddine Morceli

At the 1991 World Indoor Championships in Seville, Cacho finished again second in the 1500 m, behind Noureddine Morceli.
Morceli accelerated and crossed the line first ahead of the defending Olympic champion, Fermín Cacho.

1994 European Athletics Championships

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In 1993 at Stuttgart in World Championships, Cacho finished second, but took the 1500 m title at the European Championships in Helsinki in the next year.

Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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A step behind the leaders, as the pace quickened going into the final lap, home team favorite Fermín Cacho who had been strategically watching the field, pushed the final backstretch to move up on Chesire.

Athletics at the 1993 Mediterranean Games

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Morceli and Fermín Cacho repeated their Mediterranean 1–2 in the men's 1500 m, but reigning women's Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka (800 m winner and 1500 m runner-up in Narbonne) was relegated to the bronze medal in her final.

1998 European Athletics Championships

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He won the bronze medal at the 1998 European Championships in Budapest, and finished fourth in the World Championships at Seville in 1999.

Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Morceli held him off with El Guerrouj having to cede position and move in behind Morceli squeezing in front of defending champion, master tactician Fermin Cacho who was perfectly positioned directly behind Morceli.

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Fermín Cacho Ruiz (born 16 February 1969) is a Spanish track and field athlete, winner of the 1500 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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Fermín Cacho Ruiz (born 16 February 1969) is a Spanish track and field athlete, winner of the 1500 metres at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

1991 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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At the 1991 World Indoor Championships in Seville, Cacho finished again second in the 1500 m, behind Noureddine Morceli.

Olympic Games

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At the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Cacho was not considered a serious gold medal threat.

Gold medal

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But the Olympic 1500 m final was run at a very pedestrian pace, and Cacho positioned himself perfectly in the final lap, and outsprinted his rivals, with an unprecedented last lap of 50.6 seconds, to win the gold medal in 3:40.12.

1993 World Championships in Athletics

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In 1993 at Stuttgart in World Championships, Cacho finished second, but took the 1500 m title at the European Championships in Helsinki in the next year.