October 4, 2005

Women playing petanque?

It is a fact that in France relatively few women play pétanque.
But those who do are amazing: I saw this lady at a tournament in St Rémy de Provence last week kicking some real butt!
It was a tête-à-tête tournament (one on one) , and she eliminated one guy after another.

Zooming out: all the spectators were men!

In the US the ratio men/women is almost 50/50 and we'll have lots of mixed teams at the Miami tournament.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems pretty obvious that women have a distinct advantage as portrayed here!
Petanque is difficult enough without having to deal with such distractions!!!!