just to see With a five-day competition leaderboard at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games, you might think the Functional Fitness Fest was a snooze.
After all, the fittest men and women on the planet in 2021 are: Justin Medeiros and Tia Claire Toomey All, repeated and became the 2022 Fitness Man and Woman On Earth. But between August 3rd and August 7th, as athletes swim, sprint, tow, and get big, we’ll be watching from the stands in Madison and at home around the world. His CrossFit faithful experienced the rollercoaster of the contest. Indeed, the 2022 CrossFit Games leaderboard was in flux, especially on the women’s side, up to 13th and the event.include MH) predicted that Toomey-Orr would walk away with an unprecedented sixth game victory, giving Medeiros another chance to win the gold medal.
Justin Medeiros never came out on top from the competition. At the start of day two and his third, Australia’s Ricky his Garrard was the top his dog in the eye-catching red leader his jersey. However, in his third day of competition, Medeiros outdid his Garrard, Roman Khrennikov, Lazar Dukic and Patrick Vellner. But once Medeiros was awarded the leader’s jersey, he never gave it back. Joined by Froning, Mat Fraser, Annie Thorisdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir, and Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr.
Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr had a rough start to the weekend. The winningest woman in CrossFit history finished day one in her 8th place, rather than dominating from the start like in the past. In her third event she placed 23rd. This is one of her four finishes outside the top ten during her eight-year tenure in the game. But in true her GOAT fashion, she finished her second day in her third place and day three in her first place, maintaining the lead throughout the remainder of the competition. She is now the most winning individual athlete in any division in CrossFit history, surpassing her previous training partner Matt Fraser in her.
How the Men Finished at the 2022 CrossFit Games
Russian athlete Roman Krenikov accepted his first direct competition invitation after four years of trying and came in second. Get a visa and enter the country to competeThe silver medalist has proven that he is one of the most advanced athletes in the sport and stronger than anyone else in the field.
After a four-year suspension for a positive drug test, Australia’s Ricky Garrard returned to competition and won the bronze medal (and his second appearance in the competition).In case you missed it: Garrard tested positive Performance-Enhancing Substances Banned in 2017, was subsequently stripped of the third-place finish in that year’s game.Garrard has been drug tested and cleared to compete again after the 2021 season. at least once Tentatively.
Outside the top three, gaming veterans dominated the front end of the leaderboard. Multi-year contestants Samuel Quant, Jeffrey Adler, Patrick Werner and Jason Hopper all finished in the top seven. Considering how well each of these legends are balanced, these results aren’t surprising.
But there are a number of young players who have proven to be worthy of attention going into next season. These include explosive Guilhermes Malheiros (10th) and Saxon Panchick (11th).
How the Women Finished at the 2022 CrossFit Games
The 2022 CrossFit Games made Toomey-Orr the most winning individual athlete in any category, but it also set the stage for the youth movement. His 18-year-old prodigy, Mal O’Brien, coached by legendary men’s competitor Matt Fraser, beat established game veterans like Laura Horvath, Kara Sanders and Brookwells to take him to second place. I was. Her O’Brien success came through her consistency. She finished outside the top 20 only once, when she failed to lift more than 200 on the punching bag ladder held in Madison.
Laura Horvath finished third, after a difficult road to the podium. The 25-year-old Hungarian and her 2021 runner-up finished overall after a series of disappointing results in her events (shuttle to overhead and echo press) in the first few days of upper body push. He started the final day in 9th place. Thankfully, she started her fifth day with two of her 1st place wins and in the final event she was able to maintain her 3rd place finish after placing 3rd. raised.
O’Brien may be the only teen to make it to the podium, but she wasn’t the only one to put on the show. became the youngest athlete ever to wear a Lawson, who won Rookie of the Year, has proven that if he can tackle the strength of synthetic and bizarre objects, he will be a very big force in the future.
Daniel Brandon and Hayley Adams had a very ups and downs weekend with 4th and 9th places respectively. As expected, Adams excelled in his WOD of monotonous work and endurance, but the multiple heavy-weight workouts that interspersed his final two days of competition showed damage to his control. I was forced. Meanwhile, Brandon finished anywhere from his 1st place (Skill Speed Medley) to his 28th place (Echo Press). Frankly, the randomness of her finish suggests that the issue isn’t her skill or strength, but her ability to strategize and stay in command of her demeanor.
But the most impressive performance of the weekend came from Brooke Wells. Wells suffered a serious elbow injury midway through his 2021 CrossFit Games with a heavy barbell snatch, forcing him to withdraw from the competition and undergo Tommy his John surgery. She finished this year’s competition in her fifth place. This aligns with the best results in 2020.
2022 CrossFit Games Events
The 2022 CrossFit Games have delivered what the sport promised in its early days. The event challenges participants’ fitness in every conceivable way.
In his first year as head of the CrossFit Games, Adrian Bozman introduced more new moves in one event than fans saw under Dave Castro’s reign. Most controversial was the inclusion of a single-under and double-under crossover, which appeared alongside a strict pegboard climb in Event 3. But perhaps the most difficult was the addition of high-level gymnastics such as parallel bar traverses and dips, block handstand push-ups, and parallel handstand walks. Many strange object carries were also seen.
For aspiring CrossFit competitors, the inclusion of these new moves, machines and weights means even more exercise variations they need to master if they want to win the top prize. , for everyday athletes, we may soon see more toys in our local boxes.
What to expect from CrossFit in the future
Earlier this year, the question on everyone’s mind was whether six-time gold medalist Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr would retire after the season. According to longtime CrossFit reporter Sean Woodland, who provided commentary for the event broadcast, Toomey Orr’s husband and coach Shane Orr and her media team said: both confirmed with him She has plans to retire and has given him permission to break the news. However, at the time of this article’s publication, Toomey-Orr had yet to make an announcement on his social media or other channels, taking time to discuss his future in the sport during a post-competition press conference. said it was planning to with her family.
If she calls it a career, Toomey-Orr may not be the only vet to retire this year. Both the men’s and women’s sides have a number of fan favorites that may never appear again on the personal floor. Post-match photos shared “Thank you for putting up with me for 10 years.” The judges were also out on whether to see Ariel Loewen or Christy Eramo O’Connell take the stage again. I’m worried that this will be the last time Fikowski and Patrick Werner will be competing.
No matter who is on the floor or in charge of the workouts, you can expect the 2023 CrossFit Games to be ripe with talent, tall tasks and immense tenacity.
Gabrielle Kassel is a New York-based sex and wellness writer and CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She became a morning person, tested over 200 vibrators and wore the essence of her vagina as a perfume. Everything was done in the name of journalism. In addition to Cosmopolitan, her work has been published in her Well & Good, Health, Shape, Women’s Health, Greatist and more. In her spare time, Gabriel enjoys reading romance novels, bench pressing, and pole dancing. Follow her on her Instagram and her Twitter.
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