Blanca Fernandez Ochoa, an Olympic bronze medallist. File photo

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Blanca Fernández Ochoa was the primary Spanish girl to win a medal on the Winter Olympics

The physique of former Spanish alpine skier Blanca Fernández Ochoa has been discovered after days of searches involving a whole lot of police and volunteers.

Ms Fernández, 56, was found in a mountainous space close to Madrid. She had been lacking since 23 August.

The authorities at the moment are investigating the reason for her loss of life.

Ms Fernández was the primary Spanish girl to win a medal on the Winter Olympics, capturing bronze in France’s Albertville in 1992.

“It’s a very unhappy day for Spanish sports activities,” stated María José Rienda, Spain’s secretary of state for sports activities.

The previous skier’s daughter, Olivia Fresneda, reported her mom’s disappearance on 23 August.

A number of days later, a black Mercedes automobile that Ms Fernández was final seen driving was situated in a city close to Madrid.

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Tons of of police and volunteers had been concerned within the search operation

A public enchantment was then issued on the request of Ms Fernández’s household.

The previous skier, who was a eager hiker, left residence with out her telephone and had not used her bank cards since she vanished, police sources instructed El Pais on the time.

Ms Fernández’s physique was discovered by a monitoring canine on Wednesday.

Who’s Blanca Fernández Ochoa?

Born in Madrid in 1963, Ms Fernández took half in 4 Winter Olympics between 1980 and 1992.

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In an interview in 2014, Ms Fernández stated snowboarding had develop into an “obsession” – however admitted she most well-liked enjoying golf since retiring.

She was one among 5 siblings who competed on the Winter Olympics for the Spanish snowboarding crew.

Her brother, Francisco Fernández Ochoa, was the primary Spaniard to win a gold medal on the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.