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Good morning and welcome to the Morning Chalk Up.

In today’s edition:

  • The final weekend of Semifinals for the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit season has wrapped up
  • Who qualified from Europe?
  • Who qualified from Asia?
  • Catch up on all the details below
 
EUROPE SEMIFINAL
   

The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Europe Semifinal in Berlin, Germany is over and Lazar Djukic and Gabi Migala topped the podium. Eleven men and women punched their ticket to Madison, rounding out the official field later this summer. Full details on that are included below.

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Leaderboard

Check out the final, official leaderboard from Berlin. Everyone listed below has qualified for the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.

  1. Lazar Djukic – 607 | Gabriela Migała – 629 | No Shortcuts CrossFit – 546
  2. Henrik Haapalainen – 565 | Annie Thorisdottir – 604 | CrossFit Oslo Navy Blue – 534
  3. Moritz Fiebig – 531 | Laura Horvath – 577 | CrossFit Walleye Athlete – 519
  4. Jelle Hoste – 524 | Emma Tall – 556 | CrossFit Oslo Blackout – 516
  5. Jonne Koski – 520 | Karin Freyová – 544 | CrossFit Genas – 492
  6. Uldis Upenieks – 483 | Matilde Garnes – 494 | CrossFit Prestanda – 492
  7. David Shorunke – 481 | Manon Angonese – 483 | CrossFit Portti – 435
  8. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson – 481 | Ella Wunger – 476 | CrossFit Trondheim – 420
  9. Bronislaw Olenkowicz – 449 | Elisa Fuliano – 441 | CrossFit Oslo NAJS – 399
  10. Michal Wesolowski – 426 | Emma McQuaid – 429 | CrossFit Rotherham – 396
  11. Fabian Beneito – 410 | Rebeka Vitesson – 424

Full leaderboard

 
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ASIA SEMIFINAL
   

The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Far East Throwdown, Asia’s official Semifinal event has concluded after a long and hard fought weekend. Arthur Semenov, Seher Kaya, and CrossFit Fly High Kolesnikov Team are your top finishers at the conclusion of the weekend. Full details on that are included below.

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Leaderboard

Here are the top 10 athletes and teams at the conclusion of the competition. Games qualifiers are highlighted in bold.

  1. Arthur Semenov – 612 | Seher Kaya – 664 | CrossFit Fly High Kolesnikov Team – 590
  2. Morteza Sedaghat – 573 | Shahad Budebs – 535 | CrossFit Marvel Black – 525
  3. Ant Haynes – 560 | Dawon Jung – 525 | Stud CrossFit Team STUD – 485
  4. Ilyas Kuliev – 543 | Anastasya Dodonova – 525 | Red Tower CrossFit Red Tower CrossFit – 455
  5. Andrei Fedotov – 540 | Or Cohen – 498 | CrossFit Erada 1 – 455
  6. Anatolii Borisenko – 524 | Kamila Takeyeva – 490 | CrossFit We Can Do It TeamBUSAN – 400
  7. Seungjong Kim – 479 | Dema Zebdieh – 460 | CrossFit Pangyo Avenue Swaggers – 390
  8. Kyungsun Kang – 472 | Alina Alexandrova – 442 | CrossFit Mobilus Chinatown Sour Patch Kids – 370
  9. Ruslan Miftakhov – 439 | Anastasia Smirnova – 425 | CrossFit Club 49 – 340
  10. Eren Kim – 402 | Gaeun Kim – 412 | Yangsan CrossFit Team THOR – 315

Full leaderboard

 
CROSSFIT GAMES
  Week Three Team Semifinals Recap: Europe and Asia  

Week Three Team Semifinals Recap: Europe and Asia

The final week of team competition has ended, and 12 more teams have earned their tickets to the 2023 CrossFit Games from the Europe and Asia Semifinals.

Europe: This weekend at the European Semifinals, 10 teams punched their tickets to the CrossFit Games, including three from CrossFit Oslo. Here are the three big stories from this weekend at the European Semifinal:

Andre Houdet’s triumphant transition to team competition: 

After two consecutive individual CrossFit Games appearances in 2021 and 2022, Houdet made the switch to the team division this year, taking on the role of captain of CrossFit No Shortcuts.

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Gabi Migala Breaks Through for the Win; Annie Thorisdottir Proves Timeless at Europe Semifinal  

Gabi Migala Breaks Through for the Win; Annie Thorisdottir Proves Timeless at Europe Semifinal

Poland’s Gabi Migala has been knocking on the door for a while now. The 24-year-old has had two top-10 CrossFit Games finishes in four appearances and two third place finishes at Semifinals, but she has never quite solidified herself in the top spot.

Until now.

Migala put forth an incredibly consistent performance at the Europe Semifinal in Berlin, Germany this weekend, including an event win and only one finish outside of the top 10, helping her top a field featuring the 11-time Games veteran who can never be counted out, Annie Thorisdottir (second), and the highest ranked athlete in the world, Hungary’s Laura Horvath (third).

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Lazar Djukic Dominates Europe Semifinal from Start to Finish; BKG Headed to 10th Straight CrossFit Games  

Lazar Djukic Dominates Europe Semifinal from Start to Finish; BKG Headed to 10th Straight CrossFit Games

The final day of competition at the Europe Semifinal would determine the 11 men earning their ticket to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Heading into Sunday, it was becoming clear that Lazar Djukic was in a league of his own, while only 47 points separated fifth from 11th place on the leaderboard. Bubble athletes came into the final two tests with a chance to make a comeback, with just 51 points separating 11th from 18th at the start of Sunday.

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Seher Kaya Wins Far East Throwdown by 129 Points; Shahad Budebs Comes from Behind to Take Second Spot  

Seher Kaya Wins Far East Throwdown by 129 Points; Shahad Budebs Comes from Behind to Take Second Spot

Seher Kaya finished her dominant weekend at the Far East Throwdown Semifinal in Busan, South Korea in even more dramatic fashion on Sunday. She logged back-to-back event wins en route to punching her second straight ticket to the CrossFit Games by a decisive 129 points.

While Kaya’s win was no surprise, Shahad Budebs, a 2019 Games athlete, of the United Arab Emirates finishing second and punching the other ticket certainly was.

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CROSSFIT GAMES
  Arthur Semenov Punches Ticket Back to NOBULL CrossFit Games  

Arthur Semenov Punches Ticket Back to NOBULL CrossFit Games

The Far East Throwdown came down to a frantic end on June 4 as the top athletes competed in the Republic of Korea. Only two tests stood between them and a trip to the NOBULL CrossFit Games. Arthur Semenov used them both to get back to Madison while Morteza Sedaghat secured his first Games berth.

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SEMIFINALS: BY THE NUMBERS

2 – Laura Horvath wins both events on Day 3 (both less than 4 seconds off of the world records)

3 – Rookie Jelle Hoste gets his 3rd event win of the weekend in Test 7 (most in all of Europe men+women)

3 – Three women from Sweden qualified for the CrossFit Games (Emma Tall, Ella Wunger, Rebecka Vitesson)

10 – Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson qualified for his 10th Games

12 – Annie Thorisdottir makes her 12th CrossFit Games appearance

 
SEMIFINALS: PHOTO OF THE DAY
  Arthur Semenov Punches Ticket Back to NOBULL CrossFit Games  

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