The CrossFit Old Guard Stands Tall Against Wave of Talented Young Athletes

August 2, 2021 by
Photo Credit: John Newby

The 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games came to an end with Justin Medeiros, Tia-Clair Toomey, and CrossFit Mayhem Freedom taking the top spots on their respective podiums. The award ceremony capped off a week of competition where grizzled veterans of the sport faced off with rising young stars such as Mallory O’Brien, Guilherme Malheiros, and Haley Adams. Instead of giving up spots on the leaderboard, they simply said, “not so fast, junior.” 

One big thing: Medeiros may have made history as the youngest man to win the CrossFit Games, but the other individual athletes on the podium are no strangers to success. Toomey, in particular, won her fifth consecutive title, only adding to a legacy that started with two silver medals. 

This content is available exclusively to Members

Become an member and start enjoying full access to all our community and sports content, and an ad-free experience.

PROMO

  • Exclusive content
  • Ad-Free web/app experience
  • Comments on articles
  • Access to the mobile app
  • Regular coffee breaks hang outs
Get Started for $1

$1/mo for the first 4 months and then $8/mo after

  • Exclusive content
  • Ad-Free web/app experience
  • Comments on articles
  • Access to the mobile app
  • Regular coffee breaks hang outs
  • Exclusive private Facebook Group
Get Started

$5/mo billed yearly

Already a member? Log In.

Get the Newsletter

For a daily digest of all things CrossFit. Community, Competitions, Athletes, Tips, Recipes, Deals and more.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.