The opening day of the 2020 Brazil CrossFit Championship came to a close in beautiful São Paulo on Friday with all three leaderboards showing the diversity of the field. The day featured two events each for the individual athletes and teams. Both divisions started the morning at the track and field stadium next door to the Ibirapuera Gymnasium for the opening event.
The women’s division:
South America dominates the top of the women’s leaderboard with Camila Siller representing the host country atop of the standings. The 26 year old Brazilian is competing in her first career Sanctional as an individual. She has been consistent through the first two events with a fourth-place finish in the opening event, the “Bike/Run” workout, and fifth in event two, the “March of Pain”. She holds a four-point lead over the second fittest woman in Argentina, Sol Lupo. Argentinian national champion Melina Rodriguez and Carolina Long from Brazil are tied for third, just eight points behind Siller.
- American Amelia Mellon won the “Bike/Run” event with a time of 17:14. She’s currently tied for seventh with fellow American Dani Davis.
- Mia Edgar is in fourth place and is the top American on the leaderboard. The US Navy physician placed third in the opening event and finished the day with a tenth in event two. She is just 16 points off the lead.
- Mexico’s second fittest woman, Cecilia Ramirez Villamil sits in sixth, 20 points behind Siller.
- Melina Rodriguez bounced back from a disappointing opening event by winning the “March of Pain” nearly 30 seconds ahead of Davis.
The men’s division:
The men’s division could turn into a one-person race as American Josh Miller dominated day one. Seeking a return trip to Madison, he came out on fire winning “Bike/Run” with a time of 17:18. He showed that running and biking with the weighted vest did not tire him out in event two, placing second just behind fellow American and Games hopeful Marquan Jones. Miller opened up a 26 point lead after two events over Jones and Canadian Adam Davidson.
- Jones added an eighth-place finish in event one to go with his event win in “March of Pain.” Jones, like Miller, is seeking his second career Games invitation.
- Davidson placed third in the first event finishing just 20 seconds off Miller’s pace and followed that up with a fifth-place finish in the final event of the day.
- Rasmus Andersen might have been a late addition to the individual line-up but showed no signs of jet-lag as he sits in fourth after a sixth and eighth-place finish. He is fifty points behind Miller with plenty of events left in the competition to make up ground.
- “Mr. Sanctional” Joshua Al-Chamaa sits in fifth place to round out the top-five in the men’s division.
- The fourth “fittest” man in Argentina, Lago Guiraldes sits in seventh place as the top athlete from South America. He placed second in the “Bike/Run” with a time of 17:31.
- Bruno Marins and Guilherme Domingues are the top athletes on the leaderboard from Brazil. Both are tied for eighth, 82 points behind the leader.
The team division:
The battle for the ninth Games invitation in the team division appears to be between four teams after day one. Invictus Brazil was one of the favorites heading into the competition and sits atop the leaderboard after two events. They showed the poise of a veteran team on the “Scrum!” event, setting the top time in the first round and then winning their second-round match-up for a combined time of 2:07.
The action then moved inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium for event two, “Big Deadlifts”. Canadian team Taranis Lifetree dominated the event, which was highlighted by a team fatbar deadlift at 315kg/694 pounds. French team Happy Hearts finished in second followed by Invictus Brazil.
- Taranis Lifetree sits in second, just eight points behind Invictus Brazil. They finished fourth in the “Scrum!” event.
- The home country favorite Made in Roca sits in third place after a runner-up finish in “Scrum!” and finishing sixth in “Big Deadlifts”.
- Happy Hearts is in fourth, adding a seventh place in event one before their runner-up finish in event two.
On tap for day two: Three events for both individuals and teams are scheduled for the second day of competition. Two of the individual events to keep an eye on were covered in depth by Morning Chalk Up.
- You can follow all the action through the Brazil CrossFit Championship live feed and on the Morning Chalk Up Sanctional page.
The Top Overall Top 10 After Day 1
- Camila Siller (164) | Josh Miller (194) | Invictus Brazil (176)
- Sol Lupo (160) | Marquan Jones (168) | Taranis Lifetree (168)
- Melina Rogriguez (156) | Adam Davidson (168) | Made in Roca (140)
- Carolina Long (156) | Rasmus Andersen (144) | Happy Hearts (132)
- Mia Edgar (148) | Joshua Al-Chamaa (124) | Marília 558 (98)
- Cecilia Ramirez Villamil (144) | Justin Swart (120) | Team Treta Blacksheep (96)
- Amelia Mellon (126) | Lago Guiraldes (116) | CFP9 (96)
- Dani Davis (126) | Bruno Marins (112) | Team Red (76)
- Anita Pravatti (106) | Guilherme Domingues (112) | Team Paraguay (72)
- Thais Nunes (106) | Kaique Cerveny (110) | Hércules Functional (50)
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