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VIDEO: Far East Throwdown Day 1 Recap: Khrennikov and Choi Leading the Pack

June 3, 2022 by
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Week 3 is underway for the CrossFit Semifinals, and right now we’re headed to Asia for the Far East Throwdown. The two athletes that our analysts predicted to stand on top of the leaderboards — Roman Khrennikov and Seung Yeon Choi — are off to a strong start.

While athletes in Asia were a bit more conservative on CrossFit’s Barbell Complex, the technique across the board was something worth watching.

Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil sits down with Ed Haynes to talk about all of the major moments from the day as we kick off the Far East Throwdown.

A recommendation from Haynes, “If you haven’t watched this, go and have a look at Nasser (Alruwayeh) moving through Event 1. That is a huge individual that doesn’t look like he belongs on a CrossFit floor.” He describes, “he was moving the 135 barbell like it was a PVC pipe.”

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