Find out how to watch the CrossFit Strength in Depth Semifinal Livestream and the exciting storylines coming into the last week of Semifinals.
Strength in Depth will take place in London, England, between June 10 and 12. The event consists of six workouts that 30 male and 30 female athletes will tackle, as well as 20 teams.
Only the top 5 in each division at the end of the weekend will be invited to compete in the 2022 CrossFit Games.
With names such as Jonne Koski, Willy Georges, Emma McQuaid, and Katrin Davidsdottir set to compete you won’t want to miss any of the action.
CrossFit Strength in Depth Semifinal livestream
You can also find the livestreams below:
Day 1, Friday June 10
Day 2, Saturday June 11
Day 3, Sunday June 12
Top athletes to watch
The women’s field is hotly contested, with some established athletes facing promising up-and-coming ones, and it’ll be very interesting to see who gets the Games invites and who has to battle it out at the Last-Chance Qualifier.
As one of the favourites to win this weekend, McQuaid is a seasoned Games athlete riding high off her Wodapalooza victory. She also won the Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal last year and is the second highest ranked athlete from the Europe Quarterfinals.
She might not be your first thought when you imagine Icelandic athletes, but Thuri is one of the best and most consistent athletes out there. She’s a 6-time CrossFit Games athlete with a personal best finish of 9th in 2019.
She might not make waves, but you can be sure she’ll quietly and solidly stay within the top 5 women throughout this weekend.
Tall was announced as a Games qualifier last year just to have the leaderboard reviewed afterwards (the Semifinal took place online) and her invitation withdrawn. She then went to win the Last-Chance Qualifier and earn so her ticket to the CrossFit Games.
The 29-year-old is looking to make her way back to the Games and is definitely one to watch out for.
UPDATE (June 9th, 2022): Emma Tall has had to withdraw from the CrossFit Strength in Depth Semifinal due to illness.
The Norwegian athlete is one of the most impressive up-and-coming athletes from the region. While Dahlstrom outright won two Sanctionals in 2019, not many know about her.
This is slowly changing, and the 30-year-old heads into the weekend as one of the highest ranked female athletes, having placed 4th in the Europe Quarterfinals.
The two-time Fittest Woman on Earth has still got a lot of fight left in her. The 29-year-old left CompTrain at the end of the 2021 season and moved back to Iceland to train alongside last year’s third Fittest Woman on Earth, Annie Thorisdottir.
It’ll be her first live competition since the move, and it’ll be exciting to see what she’s been working on.
Other top female athletes
Find the whole leaderboard here.
Known for his incredible strength, Georges had to miss the 2021 CrossFit season due to injury. He’s now back on the competition floor and, if we can trust his track record, will also be one of the top 5 men this weekend.
The Finish powerhouse is the favourite coming into the weekend. He missed the Rogue Invitational during the off season and underwent shoulder surgery, but says he’s back to normal and lifting the impressive numbers he was before.
The 27-year-old won his Semifinal last year, finished 6th at the CrossFit Games, and is hungry for more.
Another Finnish athlete, Haapalainen qualified for the Games for the first time last year and finished 18th.
The 27-year-old is looking to make his way back and, having finished 6th at the Dubai CrossFit Championship in December, is looking poised to achieve this.
The two-time UK national champion is not only a great athlete but will also be competing on home soil, which is surely going to play to his advantage.
The only Greek athlete to qualify for the CrossFit Games in 2021, Karavis will look to secure another Games invite this weekend. He has competed in the Open since 2017 and has got plenty of experience on the live competition stage.
Other top male athletes
Other top athletes competing in London include Alex Kotoulas, Andre Houdet, Zack George, PD Savage, and Simon Mantyla.
Find the full leaderboard here.
The weekend of June 10-12 will play host to two other Semifinals: the Atlas Games, the last one in North America, and the Copa Sur, the South America Semifinal.
These three Semifinals mark the end of the CrossFit Games qualifying season and will establish the last athletes to advance to the Ultimate Test of Fitness (excluding the two men and women who advance through the Last-Chance Qualifier).