Victoria Campos and Kaique Cerveny Punch Ticket to Madison at Copa Sur
The third day of the competition at Copa Sur proved to be a true fitness test for all of South America. Victoria Campos repeated as the Fittest in Copa Sur, while runner-up Alexia Williams can call herself a Games rookie. On the men’s side, Kaique Cerveny and Kalyan Ribeiro de Souza took the coveted tickets to Madison over Games veteran Guilherrme Malheiros.
Women: The day started with Test 6, a high-skill gymnastics workout that pushed some women back as they struggled with the wall-facing handstand push-up. It was Delfi Ortuño in Heat 2 that set the time to beat at 13:25. Her score would remain as the fourth best of the day.
The test win went to Emily Andrade, a local athlete. She crossed the finish line at 11:10, almost a minute faster than the second place, Luiza Marques.
Men: The men’s division provided a spectacle from the beginning of the test. In Heat 2, Brayan Stiven Fajardo stopped the clock at 11:02 and added drama to the final heats, as points were on the line. Gui Malheiros was the only man to go sub-10 minutes and get his second test win of the weekend, followed closely by leader Kaique Cerveny.
Test 6 standings
- Guilherme Malheiros 9:06 | Emily Andrade 11:10
- Kaique Cerveny 10:51 | Luiza Marques 12:09
- Brayan Stiven Fajardo 11:02 | Victoria Campos 12:30
- Agustin Richelme 11:27 | Delfina Ortuño 13:25
- Kaylan Ribeiro de Souza 11:31 | Amanda Fusuma 13:31
Women: Alexia Williams got her first test win and with that, 100 points that secured her second place overall. The Argentinian rushed through the three rounds of sandbag carries and stopped the clock at 5:10. Victoria Campos finished in 2dn place with a time of 5:19.
Men: Kalyan Ribeiro dominated the last heat for the men from the outset, and went on to win the test with a score of 4:15. Just a couple of seconds behind him, Kaique Cerveny stopped the clock at 4:17, securing his win at Copa Sur and earning his first trip to the Crossfit Games.
Test 7 standings
- Kalyan Ribeiro de Souza 4:15 | Alexia Williams 5:10
- Kaique Cerveny 4:17 | Victoria Campos 5:19
- Guilherme Malheiros 4:21 | Andreia Pinheiro 5:23
- Lago Guiraldes 4:43| Fernanda Dotto 5:24
- Bruno Marin 4:56 | Sabrina Bedin 5:33
- Kaique Cerveny 660 | Victoria Campos 616
- Kalyan Ribeiro de Souza 644 | Alexia Williams 600
- Guilherrme Malheiros 613 | Valentina Rangel 556
- Benja Gutierrez 504 | Andreia Pinheiro 552
- Bruno Marins 496 | Fernanda Dotto 460