The organizers of the Dubai CrossFit Championship announced the winners of their 2020 Online Challenge with over $50,000 in prize money handed out to the eight division winners. The DCC2020 Online Challenge saw little change in the overall leaderboard from event two to the third and final event.
Event 3: The final event was a triplet of 12 rounds for time of five handstand pushups (strict for men), ten single-arm hang dumbbell snatches (50 lbs for men/35 lbs for women) and 30 double-unders.
The final leaderboard: After final video confirmation, competition organizers released the official results; all eight division winners will recieve a handsome cash prize.
- Women’s Division: Canadian Carolyn Prevost came away $10,000 richer after holding off Sara Sigmundsdottir for the DCC2020 title. Prevost, after back-to-back event wins, placed second in the final event behind Sigmundsdottir to secure a three point lead for the title. June proved to be a good month for Prevost who also received $10,000 for her sixth-place finish at the Rogue Invitational. Samantha Briggs finished third overall with 15 points. Brazilian Larissa Cunha (17 points) placed fourth followed by Emma McQuaid (20 points) for the top five.
- Men’s Division: Alexander Ilin needed a tie-breaker to win his $10,000. Canadian national champion Jeffrey Adler, who was in fourth after event two, was able to make up a five-point deficit to tie the Russian thanks to his fourth-place finish in event three and Ilin’s ninth-place finish. However, Ilin’s event wins gave him the overall title. Adler was given $5,000 for his efforts. Adler’s countrymen Nick Anapolsky moved from fifth to third in the overall leaderboard after his second-place finish in event three. Stas Solodov (20 points) and American Josh Miller (31 points) rounded out the top-five on the leaderboard. Christian Lucero won event three with a time of 8:45, just ahead of Anapolsky.
- Women’s 40+ Division: Two-time Games runner-up in the 40-44 division Kelly Friel wrapped up her dominance of the division with a second-place finish in event three to secure her $5,000 payday. Her runner-up finish was her worst finish of the competition as she won by five points ahead of Australian Kirsten McKessar. McKessar won event three to move into the runner-up spot. American’s Joey Kimdon (10 points), Jenn Ryan (12 points) and Laura Nielsen (22 points) completed the top-five on the leaderboard.
- Men’s 40+ Division: Like Friel, Frenchman Anthony Gallett recorded two event wins followed by a runner-up finish in event three to secure his $5,000 check. Kiwi Ryan McCarthy made it interesting by winning event three and falling just two points short of tying Gallett for the overall lead. Derek Arbez remained in third place with 13 points followed by Jamie Bosma (18 points) in fourth and Art Hamilton (22 points) in fifth.
- Women’s 50+ Division: France claimed another DCC2020 champion with Francoise Mahier winning her division and with it $5,000. Mahier won the first two events and placed second in the final event to win by three points over Zoe Stewart. Stewart won event three to go with two third-place finishes to make it a close race. Three Americans took the final three spots of the top-five led by Kristi Lunny (9 points), followed by Tia Vesser (13 points) and Cindy Hinkle (15 points).
- Men’s 50+ Division: Spain’s David Asier Madina De Salustiano was able to move past England’s Michael Johnson to win the $5,000 prize thanks to his event three win. Johnson placed fifth in event three to lose the top spot as Brit Simon Wilson-Storey, who was tied with his countryman for the lead after event two. American Jason Nakayama moved in the third spot on the leaderboard thanks to his second-place finish in event three. Mark Herbick placed fourth overall followed by Kirill Karasev to round out the top-five.
- Teen Girls (18 and under) Division: Emma Cary was simply unstoppable as she was the only athlete throughout all eight divisions to win all of her events. If she would have competed in the elite women’s division she would have finished third overall with 10 points. Her time of 8:58 in event three would have placed her second behind Sigmundsdottir and ahead of Prevost, Briggs and a host of Games qualifiers. Cary instead will get $3,000 as the winner of her division. 2018 Games 14-15-year-old division champion Olivia Sulek placed second, five points behind Cary. Sulek recorded two runner-up finishes and a fourth to secure her runner-up finish. Brazil’s Luiza Marques placed third overall followed by Americans Sarah Schaefer and Lilly Rodriguez.
- Teen Boys (18 and under) Division: The teen boys saw yet another tie happen with Tudor Magda and Luiz Henrique Moreira each winning $3,000. Magda overcame a slow start with an event three win to secure his position. Moreira placed third in event three to keep pace with Magda. Artemiy Lushchikov placed third overall with 15 points, just two points behind the leaders, followed by Amato Mazzocca (16 Points) and Aaron Merritt (19 points) to wrap-up the closest race in the competition.
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