Michele Fumagalli Out After Event One
During the women’s Criterium event, Michele Fumagalli fell and rolled off her bike rounding the last turn of her final lap. The chain of her bike popped off, forcing her to pick up her bike and run across the finish line for a 26th place finish.
Unfortunately for Fumagalli and her fans, her rookie appearance at the CrossFit Games is cut short.
“It’s okay. I’m here with my family, and I know how hard I worked to get here. I’m okay,” Fumagelli said, who qualified for her first CrossFit Games after placing fourth in the Central Regional.
During the women’s Crit, Michele Fumagalli fell and rolled off her bike going around on the last turn of the final lap. The chain of her bike popped off, forcing her to pick up her bike and run across the finish line. She finished in 26th place.Fumagalli suffered an injury and after a meeting with the medical team was deemed unable to finish the competition.
Posted by The CrossFit Games on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Onsite medical staff said she likely broke her wrist and according to CrossFit’s injury policy, athletes must receive clearance from the medical staff and head judge or on-site director before returning to competition.” Fumagalli wasn’t cleared. She heads home to her doctor on Friday for surgery.
During the 2017 CrossFit Games Event “Cyclocross”, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Chelsey Hughes also suffered competition ending injuries.