“Wer simmer – Schwiizer! Was wemmer – gwünne! Nous sommes les champions! Forza Svizzera! Ooooh – Go for Gold!” With this battle cry, the Swiss Team embarked on the first day of competition.
Roger Dähler, an expert tiler, believes that the participants got off to a great start. There was a mood of absolute concentration and you could tell that the candidates had prepared extremely well for the challenge ahead of them.
Dähler has perfected a sophisticated technique with his protégé Davide Donati especially for the competition. Instead of first preparing the ground, as might be expected, the 22-year-old Ticino native started off with module 1 of his assignment, a three-dimensional wall element. This gives him more time for this demanding module, which has to be finished by tomorrow evening.