Open Workout 19.4 consisted of two couplets with a brief rest in between—just long enough to let your fatigue simmer before coming to a boil in the second half.
Some athletes appeared to be impervious to the fatigue. Games veteran Jonne Koski maintained his composure through the first half's snatches and burpees and the second half's bar muscle-ups and more burpees. He finished the workout cleanly in 8.03.
Reigning Fittest Man on Earth Mat Fraser was nipping at Koski's heels with the second-fastest time: 8:08. See his performance below.
In first place for the women at the end of the score submission window was Anna Fragkou of Greece with a time of 8:32. Upon review, however, Fragkou received 21 no reps for dropping the bar early or failing to lockout overhead on the snatch. Her adjusted score was 131 reps.
The official first-place finisher for the women was Kari Pearce, who finished the workout in 8:34 with no penalties. After setting the world's best time for the second Open workout in a row, Pearce seems to be set on making a statement ahead of this year's Games. See her 19.4 performance below.
The top 20 men and women at the end of the Open qualify for the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games. The blue line on the men’s and women’s worldwide leaderboard is drawn right after the 20th non-national champion athlete.
Those who finish as the fittest in the National Champions competitions in the Open also qualify for the Games. If a National Champion is also in the top 20, that athlete’s top 20 qualifying spot slides to the next athlete. Stay tuned for more updates on the 2019 Open.