Ochoa, Blanca Fernández (c. 1964—)

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Ochoa, Blanca Fernández (c. 1964—)

Spanish skier. Born around 1964; sister of Francisco Ochoa (who won a gold medal in slalom at Sapporo).

Blanca Fernández, who had been a regular on the World Cup tour for 11 years, came away from three Olympics without a medal. In 1992, in Albertville, Ochoa won the bronze in the slalom. "I can forget the failures that have haunted me," she told a reporter that day. "You cannot imagine the enormous work of an entire life that went into this."


Time. March 2, 1992.