Sara Sigmundsdottir Launches Comeback Season in Miami
Fans and athletes alike cannot think of CrossFit without Icelandic powerhouse Sara Sigmundsdottir, who is back on the competition floor at TYR Wodapalooza in Miami, FL, after falling short of making the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games and a wave of injuries over the last few seasons.
Sigmundsdottir has made six CrossFit Games appearances, finishing on the podium twice. She is also a three-time worldwide Open winner, and three-time Sanctional winner. Last year, she was one spot out of qualifying for the Games at the 2022 CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown and then failed to qualify in the Last Chance Qualifier.
Remind me: Sigmundsdottir had to withdraw from Wodapalooza in 2022 after three events citing a knee injury, which would ultimately keep her out of the entirety of the Games season.
Prior to the injury at the 2022 Wodapalooza competition Sigmundsdottir had to sit out of the 2021 Games season due to a torn ACL. But it doesn’t stop there. Since 2018 she’s had two broken ribs and an infection that caused cortisol and adrenal issues.
But she tells Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil, in an interview, she’s feeling healthy and ready for a comeback season. And as Kalil puts it, a healthy Sara is a scary Sara.
- “I can’t control how long it takes for me to come back, but I’m never going to give up and that’s my mentality,” said Sigmundsdittir.
- “I didn’t make it last year, I just have to make it this year and I just have to keep putting in the work. I’m always climbing the stairs and I’m still trying to climb the stairs coming back.”
- When Kalil asked about her knee, health and mindset, Sigmundsdottir replied: “It’s so good, such a good place. I’ve been enjoying life, let’s say that, with a lot of good training and it’s like everything is clicking now, it’s too good to be true, when is the punch coming?”
Sigmundsdottir had a slow start on Day 1 of the competition. In Event 1 she finished in 15th place, but made a rebound on Event 2 placing third. She finished out the day on a lower note with an 18th and 10th place finish and headed into day 2 in 10th place overall.
On Day 2 Sigmundsdottir started off on a rough patch with a 17th and 31st place in Event 4. She made up some ground with an 8th place finish in Event 5. And in the final event of the day she got a 4th and 9th place finish, which put her in sixth place overall.
While it may not have been the finish she was looking to have she’s gearing up for a big year.
- “I would say this would be my comeback season, I mean last year it was a comeback season, I tried my best but it wasn’t enough, this year I’ll try my best and hopefully that’s enough,” said Sigmundsdottir.