The opening ceremony of the 84th edition of the international slope of Silla was a sign of desire. The three years that passed without competition make people look forward to the event that today brings together the best kayaking on the international scene on the Silla waters. Yesterday, when Aleksandr Shabarenko, in the crowded Plaza del Canyon in Ariondas, received the Sela-2022 Prize for Values awarded by Coca-Cola, from the hand of Ramon Mendes, part of this illusion could be conceivable to the test.
The event was attended by the Director-General of Sports, Aida Nonio. ICF Honorary President, Bache Perorina; Miguel Gallo, President of the Rowing Federation of the Principality of Asturias; The mayors of Cangas de Onís and Paris, José Manuel Gonzalez Castro and Emilio García Longo, respectively; and CODIS President, Juan Manuel Vélez Granda.
Also, some of the contestants who will participate in the test were presented with options to take the podium in Ribadesella. In addition, they proceeded to hand the badges – the montra, collar and jacket – to the harbinger of the current version of Silla, international handball player Raúl Intreos; And also to the National Ambassadors, Morcian Jose Sanchez, and world class Omar Linares, from the international ramps. Next, there were floral offerings of a bust of Dionisio de la Huerta and another of Emilio Lamado Oliveira, the “spirits” of the Asturias Canoe Festival.
With Grupo de Gaites Sidrón, of Villamayor, the delegation headed to the right bank of the river, where the flags were raised and the hymns of the fifteen countries represented at Silla 2022: Portugal, France, Ireland, Denmark, Israel, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Argentina, South Africa, Hungary and Germany Belgium, Finland and Spain. The anthem of Asturias was also sounded.
Today, at 12:00 noon, thousands of attendees will be filled with emotion, three years later, when Ana Eva Cavielles sings Asturias Patria Querida from the Emilio Llamado Olivera Bridge. Silla returns, according to experts in the field, very technical and difficult. Ribadesella awaits the champions of Les Piragües.
And it does so with one of the most open versions of recent years, experts say. With the list of alternatives to victory is wider than usual. Few would dare to foresee what might happen. Of course, almost all eyes will be on the pair with the best record at the Asturias Canoe Festival, who will return to form a team boat at K-2 after five years: Walter Buzan Sanchez, 44, and Alvaro Fernandez Fiosa, just turning 40. Strength, strength, quality and experience.
“Lifelong travel trailblazer. Food nerd. Award-winning music enthusiast. Twitter guru.”