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2023 CrossFit Games Individuals Recap Day 3

Check out all the action.

Day 3 of the Individual competition was an interesting mix of endurance, pacing, skill and pure power and strength.

On the Men’s side, Khrennikov has a large lead however Canadian Jeff Adler has managed to whittle that down substantially by the end of the closing event.

Emma Lawson was hunted throughout the day, with Horvath climbing to second position after a phenomenal display of power, strength and skill in the Olympic Total.

Events for Individuals Day 3

Check out the three events that the athletes faced.

Cross-Country 5K

For time:

  • Run 5K


2 intervals for total time:

  • 21 box jump-overs (20/24 inches)
  • 15-calorie row
  • 9  burpee box jump-overs
  • 21 box jump-overs
  • 15-calorie row
  • 9 burpee box jump-overs (36/48 inches)

Rest until 6-minute mark, then:

  • 9 burpee box jump-overs
  • 15-calorie row
  • 21 box jump-overs
  • 9 burpee box jump-overs
  • 15-calorie row
  • 21 box jump-overs

Time cap: 12 minutes

Olympic Total

For load:

  • 1-rep-max snatch
  • 1-rep-max clean and jerk

Cross-Country 5K Results

Emily Rolfe led the women and pulled ahead early. Her pace was unmatched by the rest of the female athletes (and many of the men as well).

She stated in the post event interview that, “Everyone’s sore, everyone’s hurting, everyone’s cramping so it’s like we’re all fresh.”

Icelandic veteran Katrin Davidsdottir also put in a hugely impressive performance to secure the second-place spot.


  1. Emily Rolfe
  2. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
  3. Arielle Loewen
  4. Alexis Raptis
  5. Gabriela Migala
  6. Bethany Flores
  7. Emma Lawson
  8. Kelly Baker
  9. Seher Kaya
  10. Sydney Wells


Vellner, Khrennikov, Adler, Hoste, Dukic formed a group right from the beginning. Adler led and was pushing the pace.

He remained comfortable and in total control of the event. That was until Hoste overtook him towards the end of the final lap. The Belgian rookie claimed his first event victory.

Khrennikov sprinted past Dukic in a nail-biting finish and fan favourite Noah Ohlsen received lots of love from the crowd as he ran through the North Park.

  1. Jelle Hoste
  2. Jeffrey Adler
  3. Roman Khrennikov
  4. Lazar Dukic
  5. Brent Fikowski
  6. Jay Crouch
  7. Chandler Smith
  8. Uldis Upenieks
  9. Will Moorad
  10. Patrick Vellner

Intervals Results


Kelly Baker had been cut last night. However Ellie Turner withdrew due to injury, so she once again returned to the field of competition.

She managed to win her heat. Looking happy and thankful, she explained how she felt about returning, and the burger and beer that she had last night clearly did the trick.

Emma Lawson Was strong, fast and confident. Her persistence and quick pace burned away the competition and she won the second event of the day.

  1. Emma Lawson
  2. Emma Cary
  3. Arielle Loewen
  4. Gabriela Migala
  5. Emma Tall
  6. Jamie Simmonds
  7. Annie Thorisdottir
  8. Laura Horvath
  9. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
  10. Danielle Brandon


Henrik Haapalainen hammered home a strong and gutsy performance in the earlier heat but eventually it was the smooth transitions and raw grit of Vellner that earned him the top spot.

Mertens was also very good, and Koski’s perfect pacing and control in the pain cave saw him stake second on the leaderboard.

Vellner was 12 seconds faster in his first run than Koski’s impressive first interval run.

  1. Pat Vellner
  2. Jonne Koski
  3. Bayley Martin
  4. Bjorgvin Karl Gudnmundsson
  5. Dallin Pepper
  6. Lazar Dukic
  7. Jeffrey Adler
  8. Samuel Kwant
  9. Henrik Haapalainen
  10. Jay Crouch

Olympic Total Results


This was the event that many fans had been waiting for. Epic lifting in the coliseum.

Emma Lawson, still wearing the leader jersey, was smooth and strong in her lifts however Laura Horvath looked unstoppable. She put up a 470 lb total, smashing aside the rest of the competition.

Annie fought through all her lifts, as did Kolenbrander and Slovak athlete Karin Freyova.

  1. Laura Horvath (470 lb)
  2. Christine Kolenbrander (447 lb)
  3. Karin Freyova (446 lb)
  4. Amanda Barnhart (444 lb)
  5. Gabriela Migala (436 lb)
  6. Olivia Kerstetter (434 lb)
  7. Emma Lawson (433 lb)
  8. Emma Cary (428 lb)
  9. Kelly Baker (427 lb)
  10. Paige Powers (426 lb)


Over on the men’s side it was 21 year old Jack Farlow that stole the show. He snatched 138kg then managed to set a new live CrossFit Games record by clean and jerking 396 lb / 180kg to record a total of 701 lb.

Bronislav Olenkowicz nailed a 143kg Snatch, and Nick Mathew was hugely impressible as well, lifting with great power, speed and poise.

BKG lifted only lifted the minimum weight requirement to complete the event.

  1. Jack Farlow (701 lb)
  2. Bronislaw Olenkowicz (680 lb)
  3. Nick Mathew (644 lb)
  4. Jeffrey Adler (642 lb)
  5. Moritz Fiebig (642 lb)
  6. Fabian Beneito (637 lb)
  7. Spencer Panchik (635 lb)
  8. Brent Fikowski (629 lb)
  9. Dallin Pepper (629 lb)
  10. Chandler Smith (628 lb)

Final Leaderboard Results After Day 3 of the 2023 CrossFit Games Individuals Competition

Find out which athletes were cut.


  1. Emma Lawson (729)
  2. Laura Horvath (681)
  3. Arielle Loewen (668)
  4. Alexis Raptis (626)
  5. Gabriela Migala (593)
  6. Alex Gazan (576)
  7. Annie Thorisdottir (531)
  8. Emma Cary (521)
  9. Emma Tall (518)
  10. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir (516)
  11. Jamie Simmonds (513)
  12. Karin Freyova (500)
  13. Emily Rolfe (499)
  14. Bethany Flores (492)
  15. Danielle Brandon (481)
  16. Paige Powers (471)
  17. Olivia Kerstetter (395)
  18. Elisa Fuliano (394)
  19. Paige Semenza (383)
  20. Shelby Neal (376)


  1. Roman Khrennikov (716)
  2. Jeffrey Adler (642)
  3. Chandler Smith (628)
  4. Pat Vellner (612)
  5. Brent Fikowski (606)
  6. Jay Crouch (588)
  7. Bayley Martin (559)
  8. Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson (545)
  9. Lazar Dukic (531)
  10. Jelle Hoste (530)
  11. Dallin Pepper (528)
  12. Jonne Koski (501)
  13. Will Moorad (473)
  14. Justin Medeiros (444)
  15. Spencer Panchik (442)
  16. Colten Mertens (429)
  17. Noah Ohlsen (429)
  18. Nick Mathew (409)
  19. Samuel Kwant (397)
  20. Uldis Upenieks (387)

Finding The Fittest On Earth™

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth™ and are world-renowned as the definitive test of fitness. For the past 16 years, fans from around the world have attended the multi-day sporting event, streamed the competition online, or watched on ESPN, CBS, or a wide range of international broadcasts. The international field of play has included athletes from over 120 countries.

The Ultimate Test

The Games began in 2007 in Aromas, California, as the first competition to objectively measure fitness. From their inception, they have been unlike traditional sports such as track and field, gymnastics, weightlifting, or even decathlon — all specialist sports in which the events are known long in advance.

Instead, athletes  from around the world are tested against a variety of unannounced events, each with different movements, equipment, and time domains.

Competitors are required to train for the unknown, and the scores of events have included distance swims, obstacle courses, 1-rep-max lifts, handstand walking, sled pushes, rope climbs, and odd-object carries.

The test has continually evolved. As top athletes began to train year-round for strength, speed, endurance, and skill, they were met with new tests each year that took them outside their comfort zone.

This year, a worldwide Open competition involving hundreds of thousands of competitors allowed the best athletes to advance through Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds, culminating in the 17th edition of the CrossFit Games from Aug. 1-6, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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