Jamie Simmonds Trains for 2022 Games Season After Shoulder Injury and Prepares to Launch Coaching Program

January 2, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Athlete's Eye Photography

The 2019 CrossFit Games may have been the last time you saw her compete in person as she stood on the podium as the third fittest woman on Earth -- but the past two years have been anything but downtime for five-time Games athlete, Jamie Simmonds.

The New Zealand native moved to Cardiff, Wales at the start of the 2021 season after spending about seven years living in the United Arab Emirates with her husband and fellow CrossFit Games athlete, Elliot Simmonds. As Jamie worked to make a return to Madison after finishing 12th in stage one of the 2020 CrossFit Games, her 2021 season was cut short after week two of the Open.

“I literally was just doing some accessory work on one of the sessions between [2021] Open workouts like a dumbbell pull-over and it just dislocated (her shoulder)...I felt really fit that year but obviously my body disagreed with that,” Simmonds told me during an interview.

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