December 9, 2020
Awful Annie: Chandler Smith vs. Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson

Chandler Smith narrowly missed qualifying for the 2020 CrossFit Games Finals. Just 2 points separated him from the final qualifying position. Those points could have come from a tiny shift in the margins on any event. For instance, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson and Smith completed Awful Annie in separate locations but finished only 7 seconds apart, landing in 10th (worth 64 points), and 11th (worth 60 points), respectively. But Smith has zero regrets:

“A half-second faster row

"One pound heavier on a front squat

"Two seconds longer in a handstand … 

“Zero regrets on the training that earned me sixth at this year’s CrossFit Games, but there’s a one-hundred percent chance that I’m working harder than ever to write a different ending for next year.”

—Chandler Smith, sixth-fittest man on Earth in 2020