Lauren Fisher and Alessandra Pichelli will go head to head against each other at CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 announcement.
“A former Division I rower and Ontario native, Alessandra Pichelli is a six-time CrossFit Games veteran (five individual, one team). She started CrossFit in 2010 and competed in her first regional just one year later.
After joining team CrossFit Diablo in 2012 and helping the team to a third-place finish at the Games that year, she transitioned to the individual competition and has competed in every CrossFit Games since, missing the podium by just one spot in 2013. In 2016, Pichelli won the CrossFit Liftoff weightlifting and has placed 9th and 11th at the 2016 and 2017 CrossFit Games respectively.”¹
She finished in 14th place at the 2018 CrossFit Games.
|Back Squat||320 lb|
|Clean and Jerk||245 lb|
|Fight Gone Bad||457|
The CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 announcement will take place at Diablo CrossFit.
CROSSFIT OPEN WORKOUT 19.3
CrossFit Open Workout 19.3 will be announced, then the two CrossFit Games athletes will compete against one another.
Alessandra Pichelli explains why she will be competing for Italy this year
“I wanted to explain why I’m competing for Italy this year and respond to some questions I’ve been getting.”
“Both my parents are Italian immigrants and my Mom was born in Italy. I was born and grew up in Canada before moving to the US for college and have stayed there with my German husband. I am a US resident, but have both Italian and Canadian passports. The new CrossFit rulebook changed to a qualification system based on citizenship and not residence and I’ve chosen to compete for Italy. I’m looking forward to represent my Italian roots- it doesn’t mean I’m any less Canadian or less proud to represent Italy. The best Italian girls like @manilapennacchio, @marta_ricottini , @danilacapaccetti are phenomenal athletes and are already proving how tough of a competition they are! I would love nothing more than to see multiple Italians and Canadians at the Games this year!”
THE OPEN: QUICK STATS
This five-week, five-workout competition is held in CrossFit affiliates around the world. Workouts are released online each Thursday, and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores. Anyone who’s at least 14 years old can sign up and join in the first stage of the CrossFit Games season.
- In 2016, 324,000 athletes participated in the worldwide CrossFit Open—the first stage of competition. From there, 260 athletes—40 men, 40 women and 30 teams of 6—moved on to eight Regional events where the top five in each category would earn an invitation to the Games.
- in 2017 there were more than 380,000 participants in the CrossFit Open.
- In 2018, 429,157 athletes completed at least one workout from the CrossFit Open.
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