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Nerding Out at Semifinals: 13 Stats from Day 2 in Europe

June 4, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Ava Kitzi
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On Day 2, the top men and women on the overall leaderboard showed that they are not going anywhere, as they had dominant performances throughout the day’s 3 events.

Athletes like Lazar Djukic, Annie Thorisdottir, Gabi Migala, and Laura Horvath put on a show, but so did other lesser known athletes like hometown athlete Moritz Fiebig and 33-year-old David Shorunke.

There were some moves on Day 2, but things are still wide open going into the final day, especially on the women’s side.

Here are some 13 top stats from the day:

  1. On the women’s side only 15 points separates 4th place (228) from 9th (213).
  1. On Event 3 “Linda”, Gabi Migala won the event and beat Annie Thorisdottir by just 0.02 (Gabi – 12:08.95, Annie – 12:08.97).
  1. Only 0.78 separated 12th from 14th place on Test 5 for the women.
  1. After 5 events Annie Thorisdottir has still had no finishes outside of the top 8 (7th, 8th, 2nd, 5th, 8th). This continues her Semifinal streak of no finishes outside the top 10 in any event as an individual.
  1. After 5 events the women’s leaderboard has all top 10 athletes from 10 different countries (Iceland, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, U.K.).
  1. 2 of the top 3 women on the overall leaderboard after Day 2 are aged 30 or older (Annie Thorisdottir – 33, Emma Tall – 31) proving that 30+ is still very much in your prime.
  1. On Day 2 Gabi Migala had no finishes outside of 4th (1st, 4th, 2nd).
  1. German athlete Moritz Fiebig has no finishes so far outside of 8th (8th, 5th, 8th, 3rd, 8th) and is currently sitting in 2nd place overall.
  1. Currently sitting in 4th place overall, Karin Freyova from Slovakia had 2 straight top 3 finishes in Tests 4 and 5 (1st, 3rd).
  1. Not one male athlete snatched 300+ pounds in Test 4, compared to 4 at North America West and 3 at NA East.
  1. Four women snatched 200+ pounds, compared to 5 at North America East and 8 at North America West.
  1. Rookie athlete Jelle Hoste from Belgium has 2 event wins through the first 5 tests.
  1. With an average test finish of 15th on Day 2, Sara Sigmundsdottir started the final sitting in 14th, just 22 points away from the 11th place qualifying position, but quickly slipped down the leaderboard.

The story lines we are watching include the battle between Thorisdottir and Migala for the Semifinal win and Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson’s struggle to fight off the athletes around the 9th-11th positions.

As with most of the previous Semifinals, we have seen that Test 6 has been the most important event of the entire weekend when it comes to determine who qualifies and who does not, so make sure to pay close attention to those results.

We will be back here tomorrow for the last day of Semifinals stats and plenty of excitement now that we will have our full list of Games qualifiers.

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