CrossFit World’s Katrín Davíðsdóttir is the Fittest Woman on Earth
Katrín Davíðsdóttir is famous for being the fittest woman in the world. She is also an icon in the Crossfit world. Since she joined CrossFit competitions, Katrin has won different awards in both the Regional and World Finals. Going back to how she started, this Icelandic athlete began Crossfit when she was 18 years old.
Previously a Gymnast and Track and Field Athlete
Prior to this, she had a 10-year experience as a gymnast and one full year of experience in the track and field competitions. At present, Katrin goes through trainings at the CrossFit New England (Located in the U.S.) with the support of her coach, Ben Bergeron.
In one of her interviews, Katrin recalled the time when she was still doing gymnastics. She was a gymnast from age six to 16 years old. Then, after that, she did track and field for one year. Again, she felt something was lacking. She said, “I was still looking for something to really challenge me.”
Began Doing CrossFit in 2011
That was when, in Summer 2011, Anne Thorisdottir, also an Icelandic, championed the Crossfit Games and Katrin decided to give CrossFit a try. She eventually loved the sport adding that the thing she loves most about Crossfit is that, she’s always working hard to become good in all the things she does. Crossfit, she says, is about becoming the best version of her.
CrossFit Champion in just 2 years
She may have started CrossFit just two year ago but in a short span of time, Katrin has already won different CrossFit competitions. In the World Finals since 2012, the Icelandic sports icon won the First Place during the 2015 and 2015 CrossFit Games.
Some Top Results
Then, during the Regional Finals from way, way back, she got the Second Place during the 2015 Meridian Regional and the 2012 European Regional.
Some Setbacks Along the Way Too
Not all competitions that she joined gave Katrin positive results. In fact, she was not qualified in 2014 because of a relatively unimpressive performance during the European Regional competition. This did not hinder her from pursuing CrossFit, though. In fact, the woman sports personality even shared that missing the 2014 qualifying round was the “differentiator” that led her to her return to the CrossFit games and earn the championship award in 2015.
Motivational Video from Katrín Davíðsdóttir
CrossFit Games Results for Katrín Davíðsdóttir
Tips from the Champ
Being the present-time’s fittest woman in the world, Katrin has some tips for the CrossFit competition athletes, as well as the other sports players. Among the most important tips is for one to keep his head in the game. For CrossFit, she emphasized that she knows it may be difficult to say, but she advices not to “look at the leaderboard as it should not dictate the athlete’s feeling.”
Forget about Comparisons
The next great tip is for a competitor to forget about comparison with the others in the game. Katrin said that these CrossFit workouts are not about who has the high scores in the previous games but it’s all about who can retain his focus on the game.
Keep Working Hard no Matter What
And lastly she has this simple yet motivating message for her fellow CrossFit enthusiasts: If one is already in the 1st Place position, he should always go so hard all the time as if he were beyond the 1000th spot.
Even More Tips
Apart from that, here are a few more quick tips for training and life from Katrin:
- Smile all day
- Laugh a lot
- Say yes
- Eating fat does not make your fat
- Eat ice cream in Iceland
- Be your best
- Bacon makes everything better
- Remember people’s names
- Make your bed every day
- Don’t complain
Check out this Interview with Katrin
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