CrossFit Games

Nerding Out at the Games: Day 2

August 4, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Ava Kitzi
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Just as we did yesterday, we are going to highlight some of the most interesting stories of the day, but doing it through lesser-known statistics.

With three tests completed and the pressure of the first cut looming over their heads, we definitely saw a lot of movement on the leaderboard.

Here’s what happened:

  • Through six tests there still has not been a single barbell movement. In fact, athletes won’t get a chance to clang and bang until Test 9: Olympic Total.
  • In Test 4: Alpaca Redux and Test 5: Ski-Bag, Laura Horvath got her ninth and tenth straight top-three finish in an odd-object event at the Games, and fifth win out of those ten events.
  • Going into Test 6: Helena only ten total points separated 27th-32nd on the women’s side, which were the positions with the most pressure of getting cut.
  • Colton Mertens’ win in Test 5: Ski-Bag was his first ever test win at the CrossFit Games.
  • Going into Test 6: Helena was the first time that Laura Horvath has worn the leader’s jersey since her rookie year in 2018.
  • CrossFit East Nashville PRVN was the only team to lift over 2,100 pounds in the team Olympic Total (2,115lbs).
  • The top ten women at the end of Day 2 included two moms (Annie Thorisdottir, Arielle Loewen).
  • Jamie Simmonds got her second career event win in Test 6: Helena.
  • At least one woman from each region was eliminated during the first cut (Europe, North America West, North America East, Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania).
  • Going into Test 6: “Helena,” Roman Khrennikov could havve finished dead last and still would have ended the day in first overall.
  • Emma Lawson was the overall leader at the beginning of Day 1 and the end of Day 2, but at no point in between.
  • Jeffrey Adler was the only athlete, male or female, to finish Test 6: Helena in under 8:00.

Roman Khrennikov has only top 10 finishes through 6 events.

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