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8 Athletes to Watch at Fittest In Cape Town

Only one man, woman, and team will qualify for the CrossFit Games following the African Semifinal.

Male Athletes to Watch at Fittest In Cape Town

3. Abdelrahman Abdullah

Abdelrahman Abdullah CavioSource: Instagram
  • Country: Egypt
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 198 lb
  • 2021 Open Rank Worldwide: 694th
  • Quarterfinals Rank: 6th

He is the only non-South African male athlete on this list, but that is not the only thing that stands out. He is a pharmacy graduate and a former football (soccer) player and is famously known as “Cavio.”

He has been titled the ‘2nd fittest individual 2015’ in Bahrain and ‘2nd fittest individual 2017’ in Egypt.

His dream is to represent Egypt internationally in fitness competitions and the Semifinals are his best bet this year to do so.

4. Ruan Duvenage

Ruan Duvenage Athlete to watch at Fittest in Cape TownSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
  • Country: South Africa
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 90kg
  • 2021 Open Rank Worldwide: 476th
  • Quarterfinals Rank: 3rd

Ruan Duvenage is another experienced CrossFit athlete from South Africa. He has been competing in the Open since 2013 and has participated in 3 Regionals, always finishing in the top 10.

Duvenage competed in 2018’s Dubai CrossFit Championship and lifted 136kg in event 4, one kilo shy from 1st place Mat Fraser. Of all 10 events that year, he finished 3 in the top 5.

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