CrossFit Games

Semifinal Strength of Field: Individual Women

May 8, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Enrique Villaseñor (instagram.com/evillmediasports)
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Semifinals are less than 2 weeks away and we can hardly wait until the action starts.

In anticipation, we have been busy…

While reviewing the athletes of all 7 separate regions we decided to break down each one and determine which regions are the most competitive.

Which regions have the most experienced lineup of athletes which competitors will have to beat?

Below we have created a Semifinals Strength of Region Ranking based on the following criteria:

  • Total combined (individual) Games appearances of all athletes in the region
  • Total combined top 10 Games finishes of all athletes in the region
  • Total combined podium finishes of all athletes in the region
  • Total combined championships of all athletes in the region

The following rankings will be listed from most difficult to least difficult.

  1. EUROPE
  • 53 total Games appearances
  • 17 top 10 Games finishes
  • 12 podium finishes
  • 2 championships

Notable athletes: Laura Horvath, Annie Thorisdottir, Gabi Migala, Sara Sigmundsdottir, Thuri Helgadottir, Emma Mcquaid

  1. NORTH AMERICA WEST
  • 35 total Games appearances
  • 9 top 10 Games finishes
  • 4 podium finishes
  • 2 championships

Notable athletes: Katrin Davidsdottir, Bethany Shadburne, Lauren Fisher, Dani Speegle

  1. NORTH AMERICA EAST
  • 31 total Games appearances
  • 13 top 10 Games finishes
  • 1 podium finish

Notable athletes: Mallory O’Brien, Brooke Wells, Danielle Brandon, Amanda Barnhart

  1. OCEANIA
  • 12 total Games appearances
  • 1 top 10 Games finish
  • 1 podium finish

Notable athletes: Jamie Simmonds, Maddie Sturt, Laura Clifton, Ellie Turner

  1. SOUTH AMERICA
  • 3 total Games appearance
  • 0 top 10 Games finishes
  • 0 podium finishes

Notable athletes: Sasha Nievas, Julia Kato, Victoria Campos

  1. AFRICA
  • 1 total Games appearance
  • 0 top 10 Games finishes
  • 0 podium finishes

Notable athletes: Michelle Basnett

  1. ASIA
  • 1 total Games appearance
  • 0 top 10 Games finishes
  • 0 podium finishes

Notable athletes: Seher Kaya

The bottom line: With Tia-Clair Toomey sitting out this year due to pregnancy, it looks like the title of the Fittest Woman on Earth will be a battle between the ladies of Europe and North America. With only 40 total Games spots available, any mistakes might be detrimental against such fierce competition.

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