Tia-Clair Toomey became the first person to win the opening three events at the CrossFit Games. She flew through the third workout so quickly that she even beat men’s champion Mat Fraser’s time by 16 seconds.
The Australian cruised through Damn Diane (three rounds for time: 15 deadlifts (205lb/92kg), 15 strict deficit handstand push-ups) in two minutes and 28 seconds. Toomey then finished sixth in the fourth workout of the day, a 1,000m row.
Toomey cruised through the first two rounds, winning the Friendly Fran and the one-rep max front squat. She looks set to clinch her fourth consecutive title, barring an incredible turnaround by another athlete.
Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault finished second in Damn Diane (2:31) and Brook Wells finished third (2:34).
The 1,000m row was won by Karin Freyova (3:15.80). Amanda Barnhart finished second (3:17.40) and Dani Speegle came third (3:18.10).
This year’s competition is held over two legs due to the pandemic. The first leg is remote, with 30 men and 30 women competing. The top five from each will progress to the in-person final in California in October.