Less than a week after revealing the seeding for all Semifinals events, CrossFit Inc. has updated the participation list and changed the final roster for some events. Among the athletes impacted by the change is reigning CrossFit Games champion Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr, who will compete in an live event in the United States.
Compared to the previous announcement made by CrossFit, four athletes have had their Semifinals events updated and will now compete in live tournaments.
- Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr – moved from CrossFit Atlas Games (North America) to Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (North America)
- Emma Chapman – moved from CrossFit Atlas Games (North America) to Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge (North America)
- Carla Henriet – moved from CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town (Africa) to Granite Games (North America)
- Christina Livaditakis – moved from CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town (Africa) to Torian Pro (Oceania)
Note: athletes Ley Keyrouz (Africa) and Tafadzwa Mushandu (Africa) will not compete in their original continental region, but have not changed events from the previous announcement. Keyrouz will compete in the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown (Europe), and Mushandu will participate in the CrossFit Atlas Games (North America) – both events are online.
According to the press release, spots opened up at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, Granite Games, and Torian Pro (all in-person Semifinal events), and “CrossFit has offered several of the athletes who could not travel to their continent-based event the opportunity to compete at a nearby live event.”
In a video posted on May 3, a day before CrossFit’s announcement, Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and her husband/coach Shane Orr revealed thoughts on the seeding process and their preference to compete live. “We laid out our concerns and then this is the result which they have given, did an online event. Certainly, Tia and I would rather do an in-person event,” Shane said.
As before, any event that has an athlete from another continent region competing will get four spots at the Last-Chance Qualifier instead of the original three, but no additional qualifying spots will be added to the Games.
Which athletes will qualify for the Last-Chance Qualifier?
|Event||Last-Chance Qualifiers Position|
|Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge||6th to 9th place||6th to 8th place|
|Torian Pro||4th to 7th place||4th to 6th place|
|Granite Games||6th to 9th place||6th to 8th place|
|CrossFit Fittest in Capetown||2nd to 4th place||2nd to 4th place|
|CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown||6th to 9th place||6th to 8th place|
|Brazil CrossFit Championship||3rd to 5th place||3rd to 5th place|
|CrossFit German Throwdown||6th to 8th place||6th to 8th place|
|West Coast Classic||6th to 8th place||6th to 8th place|
|CrossFit Atlas Games||6th to 8th place||6th to 9th place|
|CrossFit Asia Invitational||3rd to 5th place||3rd to 5th place|
The Last-Chance Qualifier, which takes place in the week of June 28, happens a week after the Semifinals. At the conclusion of this event, the top two men and two women will advance to the CrossFit Games.
- Semifinals-Schedule: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.