Fittest Women in CrossFit – Become Inspired
If you didn’t know by now, CrossFit is being dominated by the fairer sex. About 60% of participants are women, and with their natural gift to withstand pain it’s only obvious that the ladies love a regime that truly makes them feel alive. The following list seeks to celebrate some of the women who don’t just show great qualities of strength, endurance and fitness, but give them a new meaning. Everyone looking for some inspiration to push the limits, this list will help you get there.
This 27 year old Canadian CrossFit athlete was crowned champion in 2014, and she ensured nail-biting competition during the 2015 games. Sports and gymnastics have always been a big part of her life, but she found her calling in CrossFit after hearing she wasn’t fit enough. The snatch lift is her specialty and she’s more than just a pretty face, because she’s currently studying chemical engineering.
At the age of 28, Emily has had to work incredibly hard to get past the regional level. More specifically, it took three long years for this Atlanta girl to break the barrier and enter the 2014 Games. To top it off she took 6th place overall, the highest standing for a rookie. Emily is very dangerous with the Open and she’s an unstoppable force.
2013 CrossFit champion, Samantha Briggs, started CrossFitting in 2009 and she keeps those who go up against her on their toes. She was also the 2015 Liftoff champion and it comes after struggling with several injuries. Like the other women on this list, Sam has extensive experience with sports and it’s almost as if she was born to be a badass.
This little lady proved that gaining a lead in an event doesn’t mean jack. At the 2015 Games Cho broke the lead the Pacific team had in the first event, then shifted the standing in favor of her own team. She’s only 28 years old and her personal best for the deadlift is 315 pounds. Chyna has been participating in CrossFit since 2010 and she finished 6th overall last year.
Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
Last, but definitely not least, we have the 2015 CrossFit champion, Katrin. She’s the second woman from Iceland to take the crown jewels offered by the Games. She competed in 2012 and 2013, but didn’t manage to qualify in 2014. Well, she came back with a bang in 2015. Before CrossFitting came into her life she excelled in gymnastics.
Now take into consideration that these women only form a very small fraction of those who can compete at a professional level. Every year new names are being added to the list as more and more ladies find the fighter within.