CrossFit Games

Nerding Out at the Games: Day 3

August 5, 2023 by
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After cutting down to 30 athletes yesterday the athletes that remained were rewarded with the fun stuff: max lifts, a 5k, and intervals.

Throughout these 3 events there was plenty of movement, but Emma Lawson and Roman Khrennikov still held on to the leader’s jerseys all day. Both of them head into Sunday in the lead, but far from safe.

Just as we did with the past two days we are going to add some of the most interesting stats from the day that you can’t find anywhere else:

  • There are three men in the top five aged 30 or older (Chandler Smith: 30, Patrick Vellner: 33, Brent Fikowski: 32) and the average age of the top five men is 30.
  • There are three women named Emma in the top ten overall at the end of Day 3 (Emma Lawson: 1st, Emma Cary: 8th, Emma Tall: 9th)
  • Laura Horvath’s 265-pound clean and jerk was only 20 pounds below Ant Hayne’s clean and jerk of 285 and only 30 pounds below Jelle Hoste’s 295 pound lift.
  • Laura Horvath has won 33% of the tests completed so far (3-of-9).
  • Jack Farlow’s 396-pound clean and jerk was the heaviest recorded clean and jerk ever at a live CrossFit official competition.
  • Three men and three women finished in the top ten in both the Cross-Country 5K test and the Olympic Total: Emma Lawson, Gabi Migala, Kelly Baker, Jeffrey Adler, Chandler Smith, Brent Fikowski
  • After the Olympic Total, Annie Thorisdottir jumped from 11th to seventh in the overall standings.
  • Out of the 120 total lifts from the men (30 men, four lifts each) there were only a total of 18 missed lifts (15%).
  • Out of the 120 total lifts from the women (30 women, four lifts each) there were only a total of 17 missed lifts (14%).
  • Only two male rookies survived both cuts and they’re both in the top 10 overall (Bayley Martin: seventh, Jelle Hoste: tenth)
  • Only two female rookies survived both cuts (Olivia Kerstetter: 17th, Shelby Neal: 20th)
  • Out of the six winners from today’s tests (2 men, 2 women each test) 4 of them were from Canada (Rolfe, Vellner, Lawson, Farlow).
  • At the beginning of the day, Roman Khrennikov had a 100-point lead over Adler. That lead is now 13 at the end of Day 3.
  • Three of the top five men going into the last day are from Canada (Adler in second, Vellner in fourth, Fikowski in fifth)

After starting the first four tests of the Games with two events in 30th or worse and two in 20th or worse, Samuel Kwant snuck his way into the top 20 at the end of Day 3, avoiding elimination.

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