A roller coaster ride of emotions
Wicki’s mommy suffered so well in the final course
The final course of the ESAF swept the audience away. Among them was Joel Wicki’s mom, who really suffered.
Esther Wicki, Joel’s mother, experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions on Sunday.
Leiden: There is no other word that better sums up the end of the ESAF for the Wicki family. Joel Wicki mobilizes the last of his strength in the sawdust. Several times he faces defeat against Matthias Aebischer. But he survives all the tricky moments in the sweltering heat. The mother of the later king also had to suffer – Esther Wicki.
She is caught several times by an SRF camera. During the final walk, she experiences a real rollercoaster ride of emotions. She sits in her covered grandstand seat, highly concentrated. Then she jumps up for the first time. she claps. Then she suddenly puts her hands in front of her mouth. Because once again, Aebischer almost put her son on his back. Wicki’s mom continues to applaud. And at the end – when the title actually belongs to her Joel – she has tears in her eyes. The sheer madness of Pratteln is reality.
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The mother has always been there for years
That Esther Wicki is so excited is nothing new. She has always accompanied her son to the Schwing events. “I’m rooting for the wrestling festivals. You can sometimes hear that on the video recordings,” she said years ago to the “Luzerner Zeitung”. In 2014, her son really took center stage for the first time when, at the age of 17, he beat Nöldi Forrer, one of the greats for the first time.
Now – eight years later – Joel Wicki is the big one. Also thanks to his mother, who has always supported him loudly. (cef)