15 Feb, 2018 @ 10:51
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Spain has just won its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years

Spain has just won its first Winter Olympic medal in 26 years
Bongpyeong-myeon (Korea, Republic Of), 15/02/2018.- Regino Hernandez of Spain celebrates during the venue ceremony after placing third in the Men's Snowboard Cross SBX final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 15 February 2018. (España, Fénix, Corea del Sur) EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Spain’s newest hero Regino Hernández has just won a bronze medal in the snowboard cross event.

Born in Ceuta and raised in Mijas Costa, the 26-year-old is only the third person to bring back a medal in Spanish Winter Olympic history.

“It was an incredible day, I’m happier I can not be. It does not matter if it’s bronze, silver or gold. It’s an Olympic medal, ” Regino told the press after winning.

He added: “It’s something I’ve dreamed of all my life, winning this medal, making history, its incredible.”

He now joins the hall of fame with ‘Paquito’ Fernández Ochoa, who took gold in Sapporo, Japan 1972 and his sister Blanca who won bronze in Albertville, France 1992 both in slalom.

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