Earlier this year, Victoria Campos said she was in the best shape of her life heading into the 2021 CrossFit Games season. She wasn’t kidding. The 28-year-old Brazilian expat, who has been in Hong Kong for more than five years, crushed the online quarter-finals, finishing fourth in all of South America, and earning a berth to the Brazil CrossFit Championship (June 11-13). Campos, who will be competing virtually from her home gym – CrossFit Asphodel in Kennedy Town where she is also the head coach – is clearly still firing on all cylinders. “It’s time to burn it down,” she said about trying to nab one of two spots via the South American regional, and punch her first ticket to the finals. “I’m planning to start the workouts at 10am and 3pm for both Friday and Saturday. Sunday, I’ll do the workouts one hour earlier.” Campos can consider herself lucky as the semi-final was pushed online due to Covid-19 restrictions in Brazil where the event was originally meant to be hosted. This means no long flight, no quarantine, and no time zone shift, and she can complete the workouts with her fellow co-workers and members of the gym cheering her on. Thirty men, women and teams will compete virtually in the event, and the top two women, men and four-person teams will advance to the games, which will take place from July 27 to August 1. Athletes from the individual division who finish third to fifth will receive an invitation to participate in the Last-Chance Qualifier. Event one for Campos and her fellow competitors will be “Friendly Fran”, a famous CrossFit workout that includes thrusters and chest to bar pull-ups. The sixth and final event is called “Grettel”, another famous workout, which features clean and jerks and bar facing burpees. Campos tweaked her nutrition plan earlier this year, adjusting her fat and carbohydrate intake, and looks to build on a number of solid regional and CrossFit Open performances. She is hoping to be one of two potential Hong Kong athletes to qualify for the games, along with Coastal Fitness coach Ant Haynes, who went to the games in 2019.