Canadian athlete Cedric Lapointe is back in the Top 20 Open worldwide leaderboard following an appeal to a major penalty on his 20.1 score, he announced yesterday.
The news comes after the athlete took onto Instagram on October 24 to share his frustration with the video review process and system.
“I’m mad because I’ve sent 3 e-mails to CFHQ for an appeal and never got an answer back. If you don’t have a big name, they’ll step on you and enjoy doing it because they love feeling powerful” he wrote when CrossFit HQ confirmed all scoring adjustments for 20.1.
As per the rulebook:
“1.21 – OPEN WORKOUTS – VIDEO SUBMISSION APPEALS PROCESS
“An athlete submitting a video for review will receive an email message from CrossFit if the score posted with the video is modified. The message will give a brief description explaining the reason for this change in score.
“Any athletes who disagree with their score modification must contact firstname.lastname@example.org upon receiving notification that their score has been modified. In the email, they must list the workout in question, the original score, the modified score, and the reason given for the score modification. They must also provide a brief explanation for why they are appealing the decision.
“CrossFit will review the athlete’s appeal and the video in question in order to render a final scoring decision. This decision will be communicated to the athlete via email.”
“I’m back in the top 20, my 20.1 appeal got accepted by CF HQ earlier this week” shared the Canadian Games athlete on Instagram.
According to Lapointe’s original Instagram post, his submitted time of 8:16mins was penalised by 2 minutes, changing his score to 10:46 and moving him from second in the world to 900th.
Following his appeal, his score on the leaderboard was amended to 8:21, placing him 6th overall for 20.1 and 21st in the world after 20.4 (scoring adjustments still pending for 20.3 and 20.4).
Lapointe was originally issued a major penalty for “lack of extension during ground-to-overheads”. Four more athletes were penalised for the same break in movement standard.
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- Cedric-crossfit: Logo courtesy of CrossFit / Cedric Lapointe