August 20, 2021
The Athlete Experience, in Their Own Words — Day 4
By Kelley Laxton
The final day of competition at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games added many exhilarating new chapters to the annals of CrossFit Games history.
The final day of competition at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games added many exhilarating new chapters to the annals of CrossFit Games history.

The final day of competition at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games added many exhilarating new chapters to the annals of CrossFit Games history. From Tia-Clair Toomey’s record-breaking winning streak to the crowning of a new Fittest Man on Earth, it was a day to remember.  

Here are some of the athletes’ thoughts on the final few events.

Event 13

4 rounds of:
20 GHD sit-ups
8 cheese curd burpees over the hay bale, 70 | 100 lb.
168-ft. yoke carry, 425 | 605 lb. 
1-min. reset

Time caps by round: 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 min.

Patrick Vellner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tia-Clair Toomey

Event 14

6-10-14 reps of:
Deadlifts, 275 | 405 lb. (short bars)
Freestanding handstand push-ups

Time cap: 7 min.

Emma McQuaid 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Finale

For time:
600-m row
90 chest-to-bar pull-ups
36-ft. back-rack walking lunge 
36-ft. front-rack walking lunge
36-ft. overhead walking lunge 

135 | 185 lb., short bar

Time cap: 11 min.

Justin Medeiros 

Post-Games Reflection

Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson 

Every athlete left the Games with a valuable prize: knowledge. 

They found out where they excel, and they now know what needs to improve for next year. It’s the athletes who go home and turn their weaknesses into strengths who will end up standing atop the podium.

That is the real test. 

Cover photo by Charlotte Foerschler

 

The 2022 season starts Feb. 24. 

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