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Juan Esteban Curuchet

Full name: Juan Esteban Curuchet
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 4, 1965 in Maquinchao, Río Negro, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother of Gabriel Curuchet.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With six Olympics, Juan Esteban Curuchet is the cyclist with the most participations, and among women only the incomparable Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli has surpassed him. Curuchet débuted at the Olympics in 1984, when the points race, Curuchet's specialty was first held at the Games. Curuchet came in fifth, a position he repeated at the Seoul Games. He then turned professional, thus missing the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Instead, he earned his first international championship medal, finishing third in the points race at the World Championships. It was the first of 12 medals at the World Championships, all won in either the Madison or the points race. His only title came in 2004, when Walter Pérez and Curuchet rode to Madison gold. Four years later, the pair also achieved Olympic success in the same event, winning the first Argentine cycling medal, with Curuchet being 43 years old. His points race abilities also helped him to win five Six Days events, three with his brother Gabriel Curuchet, one with Giovanni Lombardi and one with Pérez. Apart from the track, Curuchet also regularly appeared in road races, mostly in South America. He was a decent time trialist, and he won the Argentine title in that discipline three times (1998, 2002, 2009). At the Pan American Games, Curuchet earned four medals for Argentina, winning the Madison in 1999 (with his brother), 2003 and 2007 (with Pérez), adding to the silver medal he had won back in 1983 in the points race.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Argentina ARG 9
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 5
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 5
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 23
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 14
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Cycling Men's Madison Argentina ARG 7
2004 Summer 39 Athina Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 13
2004 Summer 39 Athina Cycling Men's Madison Argentina ARG 9
2008 Summer 43 Beijing Cycling Men's Points Race Argentina ARG 18
2008 Summer 43 Beijing Cycling Men's Madison Argentina ARG 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank

Men's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS LG SP
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Argentina Final Round 5 at 1 lap 20
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Cycling Argentina Round One Heat One 3 QU at 1 lap 35
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Argentina Final Round 5 at 1 lap 18
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Cycling Argentina Round One Heat Two 5 QU same lap 11
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Argentina Final Standings 23 at 2 laps 0
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Cycling Argentina Final Standings 14 at 2 laps 8
2004 Summer 39 Athina Cycling Argentina Final Standings 13 23 at 3 laps 3
2008 Summer 43 Beijing Cycling Argentina Final Standings 18 1

Men's Madison

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS LG
2004 Summer 39 Athina Cycling Argentina ARG Final Standings 9 5 at 1 lap
2008 Summer 43 Beijing Cycling Argentina ARG Final Standings 1 8
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