In late August, Ancora del Chianti has been honoured to welcome and host the Official Angler Lady Team from Czech Republic during their partecipation to the World Fishing Championship in Florence from 28.08 to 04.09.
This was the third edition of the event organized by the Italian Federation of Sport Fishing and Underwater Activities (FIPSAS) for a unique event gender: 26 different disciplines, divided by internal waters (rivers and lakes) and at sea. Most of the races were held in Florence on Arno embankments.
The impressive partecipation engaged more than 2,500 athletes, 1,100 coaches and including, 1500 between the commissioners and judges for a total of about 5,000 participants from 66 nations around the world and more than 130 national sports federations. It was a sport, ecology and adventure without equal in Italy.
The coach and the athletes choose Ancora del Chianti because of the proximity to Florence (20km) and for the tranquillity and rural atmophere requested for the psicological preparation for the races.
They woke up very early in the morning, had breakfast and came back to Ancora del Chianti in the afternoon for relaxing and preparing the equipment for the day after. It was a real amusement for my kids to assist them. A bit shy in the beginning but ….very helpful in the end, as you can see.
They come 5th in the World Rank and left Chianti with the promise of coming back with family and friends and..fishing rods too, of course.
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