Iceland dominated the Europe CrossFit Regionals, with Annie Thorisdottir, as expected, the standout performer.
Going into the final day of competition, last year’s Games champion had won every single event so far. Despite finishing second in the snatch ladder, Thorisdottir claimed victory in the final workout to finish five points ahead of countrywomen Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir. Another Iceland competitor, Thuridur Erla Helgadottir, finished third to also secure a qualifying spot.
Annie’s performance over the weekend sent a clear message to the CrossFit community that she is certainly ready for her title defence.
With a former champion qualifying, a fourth female competitor would also earn a spot at the Games in July. That spot went to Caroline Fryklund.
In the men’s half, Annie Thorisdottir’s boyfriend, Frederik Aegidius, was crowned Regional champion, finishing three points above Mikko Aronpää on the leaderboard. The battle for third spot, however, was the real talking point.
Númi Snær Katrínarson was one point behind Lacee Kovacs heading into the final workout, and needed to beat him in the event if he was to qualify. Katrinarson ended up winning the event, and booking himself a spot at the Home Depot Center by virtue of a countback.
Iceland also dominated the teams division, with CrossFit Reykjavík and CrossFit Sport finishing first and second respectively. Team Butchers Lab secured the final qualifying spot.
Here are how the final leaderboards stand after the Europe CrossFit Regionals: