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Francisco Gonzales

Full name: Francisco Paula Gonzales
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: 1936 in Manila, Manila, Philippines
Died: May 7, 1964 in San Ramon, California, United States
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Gonzales' Olympic participation was fairly unremarkable. Together with Fausto Preysler and Jesus Villareal he finished 24th in the Dragon class at the 1960 Rome Games. Four years later, he would make the news in a completely different manner. Following his Olympic adventure, Gonzales (born in 1936 or 1937) had moved to San Francisco, and there, he got into trouble. His wife wanted to leave him, and he had huge debts to pay off. Telling all his friends that he would die on 6 or 7 May 1964, he flew to Reno, Nevada on the 6th, carrying a new firearm. Hitting the casinos, he made it clear he didn't care whether he won or lost. He took the return flight the next day, Pacific Airlines flight 773. Ten minutes before a schedule stop-over, the plane disappeared from the radar screens. It had crashed in the hills near the Californian town of San Ramon. Investigators recovered Gonzales' firearm, and discovered that he had taken a $100,000 life insurance for his wife. They concluded that Gonzales had shot both pilots, thereby causing the death of all 44 on board.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Patricia PHI 24

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Final Standings 1960-08-29 1,215
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race One 1960-08-29 231 3-45:31
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race Two 1960-08-30 134 2-14:01
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race Three 1960-08-31 171 3-00:21
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race Four 1960-09-01 231 3-11:32
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race Five 1960-09-05 277 2-41:43
1960 Summer Roma Sailing Patricia PHI Race Six 1960-09-06 171 2-38:33
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