Wodcelona Winner Amalia Ortuno Blazing Trail for Other Adaptive CrossFitters

October 9, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Amalia Ortuno(@ amaliaortuno)

Amalia Ortuno is blazing a trail for adaptive athletes in the hope that future generations will have the spotlight, opportunities to compete and will be taken seriously as athletes. 

“It's important. We are the first generation of adaptive athletes. Part of our work is to be visible and to open this space for the generations that are coming,” she said. 

The Costa Rican’s athletic performances do most of the talking. And in September, she won the inaugural Wodcelona, an inclusive competition in Spain, where all athletes, adaptive and otherwise, were given an equal platform. 

“Wodcelona had a lot of spectators. In the Games, there’s not so many spectators because [adaptive athletes] still aren't given that importance,” Ortuno said. 

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