Do the Best of the Best Make it to the CrossFit Games Each Year?

March 30, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Athlete's Eye Photography

The ultimate goal of the CrossFit Games has and will always be to determine the fittest men and women in the world. That being said, CrossFit LLC has also long had a secondary mission: To turn CrossFit into a worldwide sport.

In light of this, the need to represent the fittest athletes in the world at the Games is also generally balanced by ensuring there’s representation from all continents. 

What this looks like in 2022: For the second year in a row, 40 men and 40 women will compete at the Games, with 50 percent of the berths hailing from North America, 25 percent from Europe, 7.5 percent from Oceania, five percent from each of Asia, South America and the Last Chance Qualifier, and 2.5 percent from Africa.

Where we’re at now: With two rounds of competition complete, we are down to just 300 men and 300 women, who will compete for 38 spots at their respective Semifinals—with the Last Chance Qualifier determining the final two—thus providing a perfect opportunity to take a look at how well, or how poorly, this year’s format did at finding the fittest 300 men and women to advance to Semifinals.

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