Thursday, 4 August 2011
Vilanova Sees Best Human Towers So Far this Season
Saturday, July 30, Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf) saw the best castellers exhibition in Catalonia so far this season and the best one ever to take place here: two human towers of the most difficult kind, gamma extra, plus three more constructions of nine levels. Even better: all participating teams accomplished all the constructions which they had decided to build and in most cases on the first attempt.
Castellers de Vilafranca opened with a 3de9, then impressed us all with the 50th Torre de 9 (2de9) in the history of the team, confirmed their emotional stability with a 4de9 and then surprised us all by offering a magnificent pillar of 8 levels (pilar de 8) in the final round, the first one of its kind in 2011.
Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona opened with a 4de8, then completed the 25th 3de9 in the history of the team and their first one ever outside the province of Tarragona, before they proved their strength with a 5de8.
The local team, Bordegassos de Vilanova, opened with a 5de7, followed up with our first 4de7 amb l’agulla this year, and then – for the first time in two years – completed a Torre de 7 (2de7) thanks to a lot of muscle and will power.
Personally, I am so grateful with the achievement of all the teams but also with all vilanovins, visitors and tourists who came out en masse and gave us an amazing atmosphere in plaça de la Vila.
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