The most thrilling competition is the one for the ‘fittest’. It has been around for over a decade, and every year, it is more challenging. Let’s look at how it went in 2016 at the CrossFit Games.
Results of Crossfit Games 2016
Some of you may be wondering what CrossFit is. It is a workout program that includes functional movements, and exercises for all types of sports as well as the ones for the gym. It improves overall strength, balance, flexibility, and ultimately, health. Anyone can do it since exercises, and their level can be accustomed to every individual. There are no restrictions regarding age as it is never too late to start caring for your overall well-being.
People love to compete. It can be seen in every aspect of our lives, so why shouldn’t we make a challenge for the ‘fittest’ among us? That’s what CrossFit Games are about since the day they came to exist. Participants can compete in several categories, either as an individual or as a team.
In 2016 the CrossFit Games were held in California. That was the last time that the competition took place there. Dave Castro was the one behind programming the challenges as he always is. Let’s now recall the results of the 2016 games.
Winner: Mathew Fraser
Mathew Fraser was the winner in the category Individual Men. He is a professional CrossFit athlete who participated in the 2014 and 2015 competitions, and he was the second respectively. He trained hard to prove the fittest man on Earth and accomplished it in 2016 for the first time. It wasn’t his first Award, but it was the first one that he celebrated.
Winner: Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir
The winner of the category Individual Woman was Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir. It was her second award for the fittest woman on Earth since she was the winner of this competition in 2014. She is a former gymnast, and track athlete and her first participation in the Games was in 2012. In 2013 she finished 24th, and only one year later she became the fittest woman.
CrossFit Games 2016: Team Winner
Winner: CrossFit Mayhem Freedom
CrossFit Mayhem was the winner in the category Team. This team has won the cup twice, and their debut was in 2013 when they finished the competition as 27th. They had achieved victory the year when Rich Froning retired from the individual competition and joined them. It was in 2015, and they have reached the same success in 2016.
Teens 14-15 Boys
Winner: Vincent Ramirez
Vincent Ramirez won the championship in the category Teens 14-15 Boys. The year before he finished the tournament in third place. Then he made progress and won the Award as the fittest teen on Earth.
Highlights of Crossfit Games 2016
If you haven’t watched the games, then you should know what you have missed. The challenges were thrilling, and they kept spectators out of breath. The tests of strength, flexibility, and balance were included in every game the participants took part in.
Check out all the events here: 2016 CrossFit Games Events.
The most important part of the story is health not only physical but also mental. How? It releases endorphins which function is to bring a good mood. It will make you feel more positive and more confident, which is of essential importance for health.
Moreover, this workout program will help you get into shape. You won’t be obsessed with your weight. It is a condition that can lead to depression. The results of the training sessions are instant, and you will feel better, and slimmer, which will stop all the negative thoughts regarding your weight.
During the CrossFit Games, we have seen the astonishing performance of all participants. It wouldn’t be possible if their overall, both physical and mental health weren’t right. The years of practice are behind that. You can be one of them if you wish, but first, you need to take up CrossFit, Let’s now look at some of the highlights or better to say special moments of 2016 competition.
The trail Run even was certainly impressive. The task was to run a distance of 7 km. The path led through the dusty mountains, and wooded ravines, and only the best ones were fit enough for it. The participants were both men and women. One of the women proved exceptionally fit as she finished this challenge third in general and first among women.
CrossFit Games 2016 Trail Run
Return of the Murph
We can say that one of the special moments was the return of the Murph. This specific workout carries some sentiment since it was designed in honor of a Navy Seal that got killed in a mission. It is also known as ‘Hero,’ and one really should be a hero to perform this extreme workout.
The participants should while wearing a weighted vest, execute several exercises, and run. It is extreme as it requests the utmost strength and stability, and the winner of this specific challenge was ex-Navy Seal Josh Bridges.
The Spirit of the Games’ Award for 2016
The most extraordinary moment is tightly related to Murph. During the 2015 games, one of the participants couldn’t accomplish the workout. She had collapsed and had to be carried off the field. When this challenge was announced again in 2016, it was unique at least to her.
This time she managed to fulfill it and won the ‘The Spirit of the Games’ Award for showing determination and for fighting her spirits. Her name is Kara Webb.
Conclusion for the CrossFit Games 2016
The CrossFit is not just a workout program but a lifestyle. Once you are in it, you realize how beneficial it is. We have to point to that in these modern days, we fight with obesity and inactivity, and this workout program gives us a chance to win the battle. Stay fit and healthy is the motive everyone should follow.
In 2007, the first CrossFit Games were held in California. It becomes an annual event, and the number of participants is growing even today. Crossfitters from all around the globe gather for the challenges to compete who is the ‘Fittest on Earth.’ It is the first and only competition that exists to exclusively test the fitness of the participants.
There are a number of common questions that people have about this athletic competition. Here are the answers to some of the most popular ones.
When and where were the CrossFit Games 2016 held?
The CrossFit Games 2016 were held from July 19 to July 24 in Carson, California.
Who won the men’s division in the CrossFit Games 2016?
Mathew Fraser from the United States won the men’s division in the CrossFit Games 2016.
Who won the women’s division in the CrossFit Games 2016?
Katrin Davidsdottir from Iceland won the women’s division in the CF Games 2016.
Who won the team competition in the CrossFit Games 2016?
CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, led by Rich Froning, won the team competition in the CrossFit Games 2016.
What were some of the challenging events or workouts in the CrossFit Games 2016?
Some challenging events in the CrossFit Games 2016 included “Murph,” a workout consisting of a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another one-mile run; “The Separator,” which involved handstand walks, chest-to-bar pull-ups, and deadlifts; and “Pedal to the Metal 2.0,” a combination of rowing, double-unders, and overhead squats.
How many athletes competed in the CrossFit Games 2016?
In 2016, the individual competition featured 40 men and 40 women, while the team competition included 40 teams.
Was there a master’s division in the CrossFit Games 2016?
Yes, the CrossFit Games 2016 had masters divisions for athletes aged 35 and older. There were various age categories within the master’s division.
Did any previous champions participate in the CrossFit Games 2016?
Yes, previous champions such as Rich Froning (four-time men’s champion) and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (women’s champion in 2014) participated in the CrossFit Games 2016.
Were there any surprises or upsets in the 2016 games?
CrossFit Games 2016 saw several surprises and upsets, with athletes who were not considered favorites performing exceptionally well and surpassing expectations.
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