CrossFit Games

Nerding Out at the Games: Final Day

August 6, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Ava Kitzi
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The week is over and the 2023 CrossFit Games have come and gone, but with it we have witnessed two brand new champions in Laura Horvath and Jeffrey Adler.

It is safe to say that this year was one of the most exciting in recent history, because nothing was guaranteed until the last event of the day, unlike previous years of domination.

On this final day we will bring you the last round of interesting stats that arose from the last 3 tests.

  • None of the women on the podium won their Semifinal this year (Horvath: 3rd in Europe, Lawson: 4th at North America East, Loewen: 3rd at North America West)
  • By winning “Muscle-up Logs” and “Parallel-bar Pull” Laura Horvath has won 7/12 of the last 12 odd-object events at the CrossFit Games and she has finished top 3 in every single one of them.
  • This is the third straight year Gabi Migala has finished in the top 8 (2023: 6th, 2022: 8th, 2021: 6th)
  • Lazar Djukic has never finished outside of the top nine at the Games (2021: 9th, 2022: 8th, 2023: 9th)
  • By finishing in 6th overall, Jonne Koski has now finished in the top 10 five total times throughout his career (2023: 6th, 2021: 6th, 2020: 7th, 2017: 9th, 2015: 9th)
  • Patrick Vellner has finished in the top ten at the Games in seven of the past eight years. He has also finished in the top three five times.
  • Justin Medeiros’ 13th place is the lowest finish at the Games in the following season for a previous male champion ever.
  • Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson missed the top ten for the first time since 2015, and he finished in 11th only due to losing a tie-break with Jelle Hoste as they both finished with 710 points.
  • Only two out of 12 total tests included a barbell and one was a max lift.
  • This was the first year since 2020 without a swimming event.
  • In their tenth year at the Games, both Noah Ohlsen (16th) and Cole Sager (34th) had their worst career finishes ever, and Bjorgvin Gudmundsson in his 10th year had his worst year (11th) since his rookie year.
  • Roman Khrennikov averaged a sixth place finish until his injury in Test 10 “Muscle-Up Logs”.
  • Three Brute Strength athletes finished in the top 10 overall (Dallin Pepper: 5th, Emma Cary: 8th, Danielle Brandon: 9th).
  • Five odd-object tests in 2023 is the most odd-object tests ever programmed at a CrossFit Games.

If you’ve been loving these stats, don’t worry about them going away, because in the next couple of weeks we’ll have plenty more posts like this reviewing the madness of this year’s Games.

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