The Brazil CrossFit Championship Crowns Richelme, Cunha and Fourmixx Brazil as Champions
Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, CrossFit has not yet finalized these leaderboards. Some shifting may still occur.
Six more athletes/teams punched tickets to Madison, WI for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games on Sunday afternoon as the Brazil CrossFit Championship crowned Agustin Richelme, Larissa Cunha and Fourmixx Brazil as their champions. Guilherme Malheiros, Sasha Nieves and CrossFit Villa Luro received additional Games invites as their respective division runner-ups.
The women’s division:
The 30-year old Cunha will make her first appearance at the Games after a dominating final day of competition. Sitting in a tie with the Argentinian Nieves after day two, Cunha recorded her third runner-up finish in the virtual competition, completing Workout 5 in 27:00. That finish clinched the Brazilian her Games berth but she would later make it official by winning Workout 6, “Grettel” with a time of 2:41.
- Cunha’s time in “Grettel” is the fourth-fastest in the Semifinals behind Kristin Holte’s 2:34 at the German Throwdown and Gabriela Migala (2:37) and Annie Thorisdottir’s (2:38) times at the Lowlands Throwdown.
- Cunha finished the Semifinal with two event wins and three second place finishes. Her worst finish was an eighth place in Workout 4.
- The 23-year old Nieves will also make her Games debut after placing eighth in Workout 5 and third in Workout 6.
- Moving onto the Last Chance Qualifier competition are Brazilians Victoria Campos, Julia Kato and Valentina Rangel who will represent Colombia.
- Campos collected her third workout win of the competition when she won Workout 5 with a time of 25:39. Her three wins tied her with Laura Horvath (Lowlands Throwdown) for the second-most in the virtual Semifinals.
- Kato wasn’t in the top-10 entering Sunday but was helped by a second place in Workout 6 that moved her into the final LCQ spot.
- Brazlilian Amanda Fusuma finished three points out of the LCQ spot.
The men’s division:
In the men’s division, Malheiros made a run to unseat Richelme atop the leaderboard but the 21-year old Brazilian came up 12 points short. Richelme returns to the Games after a stint at the 2019 Games saw him finish 50th as Argentina’s national champion. The victory was in large part to his consistency, never placing worse than fourth place. On Sunday he finished fourth and third to clinch the competition win.
- Malheiros added back-to-back runner-up finishes on Sunday with both of his times in the workouts amongst the world’s best.
- He completed Workout 5 in 20:19, the sixth-best time in the virtual Semifinals before completing “Grettel” in 2:29, the fourth-fastest time to date.
- Moving onto the LCQ are Venezualean Omar Martinez and Brazilians Kaique Cerveny and Anderon Primo.
- Martinez won “Grettel” with a time of 2:18, tying Jonne Koski’s record time in the German Throwdown.
- Cerveny won his first event of the competition with a time of 19:27, setting the record for the fastest time in virtual competition.
- South America Quarterfinal champion Nicolas Bidarte placed sixth, 13 points behind Primo for the final LCQ invite spot.
The team division:
Fourmixx Brazil continued their dominance over the South American field, collecting two more top-two finishes including their fourth win of the weekend. They won Team Workout 5 with 221 completed reps, 36 more reps than runner-up CFP9 and the third most in the virtual Semifinals. The team of Games masters athletes and Regional veterans will compete at their first Games as a team.
- Fourmixx Brazil ended the competition with a runner-up finish in Team Workout 6, finishing just five seconds behind Q21.
- Q21 overtook CrossFit Villa Luro in the final workout to claim the second Games qualifying spot. This will be the first appearance at the Games for the team from Argentina.
- Q21 was consistent across the leaderboard, recording top-3 finishes in all but one event. Their time of 12:25 set the time to beat for the world’s fastest in the Semifinals.
- CrossFit Villa Luro placed third, 15 points behind Q21.
The Final Overall Top 10
- Larissa Cunha (560) | Agustin Richelme (560) | Fourmixx Brazil (590)
- Sasha Nieves (528) | Guilherme Malheiros (548) | Q21 (555)
- Victoria Campos (498) | Omar Martinez (508) | CrossFit Vila Luro (540)
- Julia Kato (476) | Kaique Cerveny (498) | Team Treta (430)
- Valentina Rangel(415) | Anderon Primo (416) | Team SP (415)
- Amanda Fusuma (412) | Nicolas Bidarte (403) | CFP9 (390)
- Luiza Dias (409) | Maximiliano Arigossi (380) | Team Samurai (370)
- Luiza Marques (396) | Bruno Marins (378) | Vittoria MoreReps Classic (350)
- Gabriella Moratti (363) | Julian Serna (358) | Ignorantes (325)
- Alexia Williams (358) | Piero Gorichon (346) | Team Punk (325)
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