Simon Martirosyan (ARM) Wins Gold At 2017 European Championships!

The 2017 IWF European Championships have wrapped up and there were great lifts and performances in the last day of competition as the big dogs are taking their turn to shine on the European Championship stage.

Simon Martirosyan (105, Armenia) concluded the 105kg A session at the European Weightlifting Championships with his 230kg/506lb clean and jerk, becoming the 2017 European Champion at only 20 years old.  He placed silver at the 2016 Olympic games with a 190kg/418lb snatch, 227kg/499lb clean and jerk and 417kg total.  

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Aurimas Didzbalis (94, Lithuania) took gold in the snatch in the men's 94kg division with this 181kg/398lb lift.

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He went 4 or 6, only hitting his opening clean and jerk at 205kg/451lb to end with a 386kg total. This was just 6kg below his total from the 2016 Olympic games in Rio this past summer where he won bronze as well.

Where Didzbalis took gold in the snatch, Adam Maligov (94, Russia) became the 2017 European Champion in the men's 94kg division, finishing three for three in the snatch with a 180kg/396lb lift. He only made one clean and jerk, hitting his opener at 208kg/457lb with no need for a third attempt to come out to a 388kg total.  

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And in case you missed it, Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze (+105) hit a new World Record with a 217kg/477lb snatch at the 2017 European Championships in Split, Croatia. At a bodyweight of 158.10kg (only about a kilo over his weight at the Olympics), Talakhadze went 6 for 6 on the big stage.
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He went 203kg/210kg/217kg in the snatch and followed that with 237kg/245kg/250kg clean and jerk to end with 467kg total.  This was 21kg over the second place finish. Talakhadze, who won the 2016 European Championship as well, is the 2016 Olympic Champion from the Rio Olympics.  In Rio he hit a 215kg snatch and a 258kg clean and jerk for a 473kg total.

Toomey, Vellner Back-To-Back Wodapalooza Champs, Mayhem Freedom Claim Title

Wodapalooza 2020 is officially a wrap. Let’s talk about what went down on the fourth and final day of competition and who’s walking away with the CrossFit Games invites. The Elite individuals and teams competed two events on the Sunday. The first event, ‘Down-Up,’ put athletes through a brutal couplet of heavy deadlifts and bar-facing burpees. The second and final event of the day, ‘Celebrate Life,’ was a chipper that required high-power output and sound strategy. 

Day 3 Wodapalooza Recap: Sager, Toomey & Mayhem Freedom Lead The Way

It’s hard to believe but we are already through three days of competition at Wodapalooza 2020. Just one day and two events remain before we find out who our 2020 Wodapalooza champions are and who will be earning their ticket to the 2020 CrossFit Games. While the elites only competed in two events today, a lot has happened during those three events that we need to recap heading into the final day. 

Sigmundsdottir, Williams & Mayhem Freedom Grab Leads Day 2 At Wodapalooza

We are four events and two days deep into Wodapalooza 2020 and the action has been nothing less than incredible. Just four points separate first place from second place in both the men and women’s divisions, and a margin of just two points separates first from second in the team division. While there are 34 divisions, four stages, and a million other things going on at Wodapalooza, we’re going to take a minute and focus on the Elite Individuals and Teams. 

Patrick Vellner Talks the Open, 2020 Wodapalooza & More

Patrick Vellner’s season couldn’t have started any better than it did at the 2020 CrossFit Open. He concluded the five weeks as the overall men’s champion. To have the qualification for the CrossFit Games wrapped up so quickly means he has options as to how he moves forward for the rest of the year.

Who To Watch At Wodapalooza 2020: Vellner, Toomey & More

We are just a week away from kicking off Wodapalooza 2020 and to say we are getting excited around here is an understatement. With so many badasses coming to Miami to compete it can be hard to keep up with who to watch and what to keep your eyes open for, but relax — that’s why we’re here. 

Catching Up With Tia-Clair Toomey On 2020 Wodapalooza, Training & More

What separates great athletes from the rest of their field is their desire to stay on top and find that drive to keep competing even when they have nothing else to prove.

James Newbury Talks Confidence For CrossFit

The Australian athlete talks about the importance of mindset.

FloElite To Live Broadcast Leading CrossFit®, Inc. Sanctional™ Events

AUSTIN, Texas (January 23, 2020) - Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Loud And Live Sports announced an expansion of their partnership heading into 2020. FloSports will exclusively stream the Loud And Live Sports events set to occur in the United States, Spain and Mexico. The partnership will bring live and on-demand content and coverage of five high-profile events to a global audience on FloElite. The multi-year deal will include the West Coast CrossFit® Classic, Madrid CrossFit® Championship (Spain) and the Mayan CrossFit® Classic (Mexico) in addition to the Wodapalooza CrossFit® Festival and the Granite Games for which the two had previously partnered. With a prize purse totaling nearly $1.3M USD, these five events have already attracted some of the top athletes within the sport including Tia-Claire Toomey, Patrick Vellner, Lauren Fisher, Noah Olsen, Brooke Wells, Ben Smith and Brent Fikowski among others. 

Why The Open Matters Now & Later

In case you missed the news earlier this week, the scores from the CrossFit Open are now official. The national champions have been crowned and the top 20 are now established. You can see the scores for yourself at the CrossFit leaderboard website. 

Kari Pearce Shares 4 Nutrition Tips For 2020

Many people set fitness-related resolutions around the New Year, and a lot of those people will find their way to the local CrossFit gym with an abundance of motivation and a passion to improve. They will initially get pumped for every workout they go into because of the excitement that comes with getting stronger, faster, leaner, and better overall.