Article will be updated have we have further information
During Event 12 at the CrossFit Games, Brooke Wells was looking strong and confident.
She was ranked 6th going into the event. The weight of the Snatch attempt was 190lb.
However during her final lift, as she began to move from the squat, she became destabilised and injured her arm.
Medics immediately rushed onto the floor of the Colosseum. Brooke clearly looked like she was in a great deal of pain as she was led from the competition floor.
We wish her a speedy recovery and will keep you updated with exactly what happened and how she is.
UPDATE: CrossFit have now issued the following statement:
“Individual athlete Brooke Wells has been medically withdrawn from competition. Wells has been cleared for release by the CrossFit medical team and is returning to her accommodations.”
Event 12 – 1RM Snatch
Information from CrossFit “Athletes will be called up to the first two platforms based on current competition standings, from last to first.
The first two athletes will have 20 seconds to lift the first load. If they are successful, they will move to the designated area. If they are unsuccessful, they will move to meet a judge at the tie-break area. When all athletes have attempted the weight, the unsuccessful athletes will race to complete 3 squat snatches, then sprint to the finish platform to determine the tie break.
The weight on the platforms will then be increased. The next round will begin in the same fashion. When the field of athletes has been reduced to 10 or less, athletes will lift one at a time on the large platform, and the lifting window will extend to 30 seconds.
Athletes will continue lifting and racing for tie breaks until all athletes have established a rank.
If only 1 athlete misses at a weight they do not have to complete the tie-break race.”
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- Brooke-Wells: Photo Courtesy of CrossFit Inc