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Emma Cary’s CrossFit Season Cut Short Due to Injury

Although she qualified, she will not do the Quarterfinals workouts.

Emma Cary has announced her 2022 CrossFit season is over due to a back injury.

Emma Cary, last year’s 16th Fittest Woman on Earth at only 17 years of age, will not be attempting to finish the Quarterfinals workout released yesterday. This way, she won’t be able to progress further into the competition and will be focusing on getting invited to the 2023 CrossFit Games.

emma cary does front squat leg exerciseSource: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

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Emma Cary Back Injury

In an Instagram post, Cary explained her “back just isn’t ready for the huge 2022 comeback season” she hoped for.

During the Open this February, Emma finished the first workout 3rd overall, but workout 2 saw her falling down the ranks after capping the time and finishing with only 158 reps (9676th worldwide) – workout 2 was a couplet of deadlifts and bar-facing burpees.

“These past three months have been the hardest time of my life, but with trials come the exact lessons I need to reach my full potential in this sport,” she wrote.

In September last year, during the Dubai CrossFit Championship, the athlete had to withdraw from the competition after sustaining a back injury in event 3. “This is just a small bump on the road to greatness,” she wrote.

Read Emma Cary’s entire explanation for withdrawing from the 2022 CrossFit season due to her back injury.

I absolutely love to compete and I’m so, so sad that my back just isn’t ready for the HUGE 2022 comeback season I had planned.

But far more than the sadness I feel right now, I’m excited. Now I have 500 days to pour my everything into training for the 2023 CrossFit Games and a lot of opportunities to get even more resilient, tough, and smart. These past three months have been the hardest time of my life, but with trials come the exact lessons I need to reach my full potential in this sport.

I’m already a different person than I was three months ago. Adversity is only building me, and I LOVE who I’m becoming.

@_matt.torres_
, thank you will never be enough 🤍 For teaching me in every situation, for helping me in every emotion, for guiding me in hard decisions, and for wholeheartedly believing in our big picture goal. I’m proud of our progress, proud of our decision, and SO proud of our journey, which is just getting started!

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