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Big Lifts and Fast Runs: Day 2 at Copa Sur

May 27, 2023 by
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Arena Carioca’s energy resembled more a FIFA World Cup game than your average CrossFit competition. Day 2 wrapped for both Individuals and Teams and we’re closer to know who’s punching a ticket to Madison out of the South America region. 

The underdogs:  Kaique Cerveny managed to stay on top of the leaderboard for Day 2, while Andreia Pinheiro secured another Test win and set the record of the oldest athlete to ever win in the Semifinals, as she’s already secured her ticket to Games in the 40-44 division. We might start to get familiar with these names.

The missing names: South America’s top favorites, Sasha Nievas and Gui Malheiros sit outside of the 2 qualifying spots. Nievas is currently sitting in 10th place, and with 200 points left, she’ll need a big jump on Sunday to secure her 2nd trip to Madison as an individual. 

Test 3

Women: Victoria Campos is looking to repeat her championship in Brazil by winning Test 3 in 14:14. The score to beat was set up by Luiza Marques a heat prior at 16:04, and it will remain the 4th fastest pace of the day. 

Men:  Bastian Pfannschmidt set the time to beat during the first heats at 16:16, but it will be Kaylan Ribeiro who got the sub-15 Test win with a 14:59 time. Linda proved to be a grinding workout, as only the top 4 men in the Test were able to finish under the time cap. 

Test 3 standings

  1. Kaylan Ribeiro de Souza 14:59 / Victoria Campos 14:14
  2. Guilherme Malheiros 15:22 / Valentina Rangel 14:29
  3. Bastian Pfannschmidt 16:16 / Andreia Pinheiro 15:29
  4. Kaique Cerveny 16:19 / Luiza Marques 16:04
  5. Pablo Chalfun CAP+165 / Alexia Williams 16:59

Test 4 and 5

Women: Sasha Nievas lifted–flawlessly–200 pounds for the top score in Test 4, winning 100 points and climbing spots on the Leaderboard. The second part of this run-lift couple was led by Andreia Pinheiro, with a pace of 3:34.

Men: Records are meant to be broken, and Gui had that in mind when he matched the -then- Test max lift at 310 pounds. In the second part, Lago Guiraldes confirmed he’s one of the best runners in South America, setting the fastest pace at 3:09.

Test 4 standings

  1. Guilherme Malheiros 310# / Sasha Nievas 200#
  2. Kaique Cerveny 295# / Fernanda Dotto 190#
  3. Kaylan Ribeiro de Souza 290# / Luiza Marques 190#
  4. Bruno Marins 285# / Victoria Campos 185#
  5. Joäo Pedro Barcelos 285# / Julia Kato 185#

Test 5 standings

  1. Lago Guiraldes 3:09 / Andreia Pinheiro 3:34
  2. Kalyan Ribeiro de Souza 3:13/ Victoria Campos 3:55
  3. Kaique Cerveny 3:17 / Valentina Rangel 4:00
  4. Benja Gutierrez 3:20 / Julia Kato 4:02
  5. Bruno Diniz 3:20 / Alexia Williams 4:04

What to expect?: Day 3 will be another moving day for some of the names on the leaderboard. With two events remaining, questions arise. Will Gui repeat his title championship in Brazil? Will we be seeing the first woman to qualify to the Games in Age Group and individual division? Will Argentinians Nievas and Richelme climb on top of the leaderboard?

Overall standings

  1. Kayque Cerveny (468) / Victoria Campos (428)
  2. Kalyan Ribeiro de Souza (460) / Alexia Williams (420)
  3. Guilherme Malheiros (421) / Andreia Pinheiro (408)
  4. Bruno Marins (388) / Valentina Rangel (400)
  5. Benja Gutierrez (380) / Fernanda Dotto (345)

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