February 16, 2007

Le Bourget 1985

Besides Fernandel or Pagnol movies, you'll hardly find any old footage of petanque games.
But thanks to Hector Milesi's brother here are some fragments of the French triplettes championship in 1985. You'll see Hector ( in a wheelchair due to an accident in 1974) up against then hardly known Fazzino, now a top champion.

Although he has yet to win a major title, Hector Milesi (now 54) often reaches 1/4 and 1/2 finals in the nationals, and has played with all the big names.
There aren't many sports where such a handicap is not a handicap.
But isn't that how the game started in the first place?

An interview with Hector Milesi (in French)

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