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7 Brazilian CrossFit Athletes to Keep an Eye Out During the 2021 CrossFit Open

Brazilians CrossFit athletes will be fighting for the Fittest on Earth title among other superb athletes around the world. This journey starts with the CrossFit Open, and Brazil has the potential to become a household nationality in the sport of CrossFit – just like Iceland has done.

Brazil has the potential to become one of the new up-and-coming nationalities in the CrossFit community – it already is in terms of affiliates. The country has produced some of the fittest teens in the world in previous CrossFit Open editions, for example.

We have highlighted seven Brazilians to look out for during this year’s CrossFit Open.

Remember: CrossFit national champions will be determined differently this year.

1 – Guilherme Malheiros

  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 87kg

It is impossible to talk about CrossFit in Brazil and not mention Guilherme Malheiros. He is the first Brazilian to be in the top 3 at the CrossFit Games – he won second place in the teen division in 2018 after doing a snatch with 132kg. In the past two years, he has maintained the title of Brazil’s Fittest Man on Earth.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Few people know that he started as a basketball player in Macaé, a city in Rio de Janeiro. To get better physically at basketball he joined a box and began to do CrossFit in 2015. Two years later, he was Brazil’s fittest teen.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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