Interview – Númi Snær Katrínarson
Númi Snær Katrínarson from CrossFit Nordic in Stockholm gave us the chance to have some words with the fittest European Man of 2012.
How was the experience of the regionals this year?
It was a great fun! Everything worked out as planned except “DIANE”! I was too far away from the wall in the HSPU and got so many NO REPS in the Deadlift because I did not extend my knees. But that is not going to happen again! Other than that it was a great weekend and it is cool to see how fast this sport is growing.
In terms of emotions…you were fighting for a place at the games and it went to the last round…what was your success?
All the hard work I have put in to the training this year helped of course. But in the last workout I also just had the will to finish it. I was going to compete at the Games and that was basically the only thing I thought about when doing the 6th WOD!
How many regionals have you been to?
Two. In Bolton and Copenhagen.
Numi in first place on Pendleton 01 of the CrossFit Games 2012
Is this your best performance at the regionals? [You managed to find that extra level to take you into third]
Yes, I was in 6th place last year! This year I was 3rd and then next year I will.. haha.. you will see!
What was the atmosphere like…the crowd…the community…the spirit of the competition?
The atmosphere was great, the whole weekend, and the crowd was amazing. Without the crowd it wouldn’t have been the same!
How have you been training for the Games? What are your strengths?..any wod’s you excel at?…any skills/ techniques you have prioritised?
I have pretty much been doing the same as before but I have started to train differently on my strength. I do a lot on the minute (OTM) and it is working great for me. I have been training more now than I did for Regionals and I can feel that I’m in much better shape now then before Regionals. I would say my strength is in the longer metcons.
What does it mean to get to the games? How will you feel walking out for that first wod…to be standing toe to toe with the best of CrossFit…to be able to compete against them?
It is a great feeling! I just have to remember to keep calm and do what I do best. Which is, doing my thing and not focus too much on what the other guys are doing. Of course I will give 100% but I will still have to pace myself in some of the workouts so I won’t hit the wall too soon!
What are your hopes for the Games? For European at the Games?
Congratulations to Numi who just finished the games in 24th position, having recorded 1st and 2nd on the first two wod’s…and of course we did this interview before he went to the Games this year. Well done to all the Europeans who took part…great effort.
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