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Annie Thorisdottir Explains CrossFit Reykjavik’s Roster Decisions at the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games

August 31, 2022 by
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CrossFit Reykjavik team leader Annie Thorisdottir has provided an important answer to a lingering question. She explained why the team used its original lineup during the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games in the midst of injury concerns.

Remind me: One of the biggest stories heading to Madison was the status of Lauren Fisher. She had suffered an injury during training, which created questions about whether CrossFit Reykjavik would need to use its alternate athlete, Katrin Davidsdottir. 

  • Thorisdottir released a recap video on YouTube, which addressed Fisher’s health leading up to the CrossFit Games. She explained that Fisher had “hurt her lat tricep attachment” on the fourth day of training in the United States. This meant that she could not complete certain movements as the Games drew near.
  • Davidsdottir had actually been on the roster since the CrossFit Open. The original alternate had a broken elbow, and Fisher had felt some discomfort while completing the dumbbell snatches.  

Davidsdottir was still in the United States, so she flew to Michigan with five days remaining until the CrossFit Games began. She took part in training with CrossFit Reykjavik and was on hand while Fisher underwent Ozone Therapy to help accelerate her recovery. 

Editor’s Note: According to Healthline, “Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or wound.”

A test played a role: The team ultimately moved forward with Fisher in her original spot after she received therapy on her shoulder. Though she first had to complete a test featuring multiple movements. 

  • “I need to do a good set of chest-to-bars,” Fisher said in the YouTube video. “Need to be able to do one pegboard, some ring muscle-ups, and a legless rope climb. Pretty substantial test.”
  • Fisher took part in the test once the team reached Madison. She completed all of the movements and then lifted the pig multiple times. She also completed a clean and jerk at 205 pounds. 

CrossFit Reykjavik left some points on the opening day of the CrossFit Games. They fell victim to the time cap on Pegs & P-Bars, a workout that put extra strain on Fisher’s shoulder. However, the team ultimately battled through and finished fourth after stacking up four third-place finishes and two runner-ups.

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