French Throwdown Recap – The Heaviest Dumbbell, Last Games Invites and Double Winner

The French Throwdown wrapped up on Sunday and with its conclusion came also the end of the first Sanctionals season and the last three spots to the CrossFit Games.

With no more means to getting an invitation to the biggest CrossFit competition, the French Throwdown was an “all or nothing” event, and athletes stepped up to the challenge.

Here’s all the action that happened in Paris last weekend.



  1. Jonne Koski (770)
  2. Willy Georges (766)
  3. Josh Miller (760)
  4. Mitchel Stevenson (754)
  5. Elliot Simmonds* (646)

The Games invite will go to Josh Miller.


  1. Jacqueline Dahlstrom (740)
  2. Carrie Beamer (696)
  3. Eik Gylfadottir (676)
  4. Sabrina Caron (656)
  5. Emma Tall (628)

The Games invite will go to Sabrina Caron.

Jacqueline Dahlstrom is the third woman to win two Sanctionals this season, as she also won the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship back in May. Sam Briggs and Tia-Clair Toomey are the other two athletes to have achieved that this season.


  1. Invictus Boston (892)
  2. Team ROMWOD Meat Squat (752)
  3. CrossFit Mayhem Independence (746)
  4. NOVA3 Misfits (690)
  5. Team NRSC (562)

Invictus Boston will be heading to the Games this August.

Full leaderboard here.


The French Throwdown featured the heaviest dumbbell ever to appear in a CrossFit Sanctioned competition on the final event; namely 60kg (132lb) for the men.

The final event also had the scoring adjusted, as only 10 athletes advanced to the last stage of competition. Instead of having 10th place earn 60 points as usual, they earnt zero. This also meant all athletes – apart from the winner – got less points than usual, keeping the top spots of the leaderboard open until the end of the competition.

You can watch all the events here.

Some of the most interesting workouts included Event 1A and 1B.

For Time:

  • 1,5km Run
  • 500m Paddle
  • 8km Run
  • Event1A: Total Time
  • Event1B: Last 100m sprint time

Which meant: 200 points up for grabs from just one workout.

Event 6, for time:

2 Rounds

  • 12 Ring Muscle ups
  • 5 Squat Cleans 120-80kg


2 Rounds

  • 12 Bar Muscle ups
  • 5 Squat Cleans 120-80kg

TC: 15′

Event 7:

  • 30M Handstand Walk
  • 50 Alternating One leg squats
  • 50 Box Jumps over
  • 75 HSPU
  • 50 Box Jumps over
  • 50 Alternating One leg squats
  • 30M Handstand Walk

TC: 15’

Event 9:

For Time:

  • 400 Air Runner
  • 30 Toes to Bar
  • 8 alternating Dumbbell ground to overhead

TC: 6’

Only three female athletes were able to complete at least one rep of the dumbbell ground-to-overhead.

Have a look at the full list of workouts here.

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