The Video games, held in Madison, Wisconsin, acts as the game’s annual World Championships and assessments athletes power, endurance, velocity, agility, gymnastics, energy and general health over 4 days and 12 occasions to crown the “Fittest Man and Lady on Earth.”
Every occasion is saved secret forward of time and may vary from open-water swimming, to an impediment course, to weight-lifting, gymnastics, sprints to mixtures of any of those and every part in between.
Toomey, the two-time defending ladies’s champion, made her presence felt instantly on day one, pulling away from the sector minutes into the primary occasion one, lapping lots of her rivals to begin the week with a statement-making win.
By Saturday, the Australian 26-year-old had a wholesome lead which solely continued to develop, sealing her title earlier than the ultimate occasion.
Toomey, who additionally received a Commonwealth Gold medal in weightlifting in 2017 and competed on the Rio Olympics, turns into the primary lady to win three CrossFit Video games titles, cementing her legacy as one of many sports activities all-time greats.
“It is positively going to go down as one of many highlights of my life,” she remarked after receiving her third gold medal.
Fraser fights again
For Fraser — whose modus operandi the previous few years has been to determine a lead early and slowly draw back from the sector, wrapping up the title earlier than the ultimate occasion has begun — this 12 months’s Video games proved not as easy.
For the primary time since successful his maiden title again in 2016, Fraser went into the weekend carrying his common competitors shirt, relenting the coveted white chief’s jersey to fellow American Noah Ohlsen.
Ohlsen managed to take care of his lead deep into Sunday earlier than Fraser wrestled it again within the penultimate occasion of the week, sealing his title with one closing dominant efficiency.
This 12 months’s competitors noticed a sequence of format adjustments from earlier years, leading to a frenzied first few days of competitors which noticed the sector diminished from 148 males and 134 ladies on Thursday to only 10 women and men by Saturday morning.
The sphere was the biggest within the sports activities fashionable historical past, with nationwide champions from 114 completely different international locations invited to compete.
There have been additionally adjustments made to the crew occasion. Beforehand, groups needed to be assembled from athletes on the similar gymnasium, however now star athletes from far and broad had been capable of pool their abilities to create “tremendous groups.”
Regardless of these adjustments, it was a well-recognized crew standing atop the rostrum on Sunday.
Led by CrossFit legend Wealthy Froning. His crew, CrossFit Mayhem Independence, primarily based in Froning’s hometown of Cookeville, Tennessee, started the competitors with two straight occasion wins on Thursday and by no means relinquished the lead.
This victory marks Mayhem’s fourth crew victory, and Froning’s eighth, having received the Particular person Males’s competitors 4 instances between 2011 and 2014.
Froning’s report of Particular person Video games victories is now shared with Fraser, who has been residing in Froning’s residence city of Cookeville since 2017.
Qualifying for the CrossFit Video games started in December with varied worldwide competitions, together with the “CrossFit Open” the place a whole lot of hundreds of athletes, each skilled and newbie, went head-to-head remotely with a purpose to earn a spot in Madison.