Nerding Out at Semifinals: 13 Stats from Day 3 in Europe
With an exciting close to the European Semifinal, we now have the entire roster of athletes who will be competing at the 2023 Crossfit Games.
If you were watching the events throughout the weekend, you were able to see the world class talent on both the men’s and women’s sides of the competition, likely witnessing at least a few potential Games podium finishers.
As Gabriela Migala and Annie Thorisdottir battled for 1st place overall, Lazar Djukic was firmly in control throughout the entire weekend.
Below we have gathered some interesting stats from Day 3 to give you an idea of the action:
- Laura Horvath won both tests on Day 3, making her the only athlete to win 2 straight tests among all Semifinal regions.
- Laura Horvath was only 1 second behind the world record on Test 6 and only 4 seconds behind the world record on Test 7.
- Annie Thorisdottir will officially make her 12th CrossFit Games appearance.
- Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson qualified for his 10th Games.
- Jonne Koski qualified for his 9th CrossFit Games in the last 10 years.
- Annie Thorisdottir has never had a Semifinal finish outside of 10th.
- Three women from Sweden qualified for the CrossFit Games (Emma Tall, Ella Wunger, Rebecka Vitesson).
- Three female rookies from Europe are going to the Games (Manon Angonese, Ella Wunger, Rebecka Vitesson).
- Three male rookies from Europe are going to the Games (Jelle Hoste, Michal Wesolowski, Fabian Beneito).
- Four European men aged 30+ qualified for the Games (David Shorunke, Bjorvin Gudmundsson, Bronislaw Olenkowicz, Michal Wesolowski).
- Four European women aged 30+ qualified for the Games (Annie Thorisdottir, Emma Tall, Manon Angonese, Emma Mcquaid).
- Jelle Hoste gets his 3rd test win of the weekend in Event 7. He won 3 total test wins throughout the Semifinal (43%).
- Gabi Migala had an average finish of 4th throughout the weekend.
With this lineup we may even have the chance to potentially see an all European podium on the women’s side at the Games with Horvath, Migala, and Thorisdottir.
If Lazar Djukic continues his streak of top 10 performances at the Games, he may make the podium this year or even win it all if he can steal it away from the 2x champ Medeiros.
We finally have our athletes to watch in August and we can’t wait to see them in action again.