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How to Watch the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship

December 8-10 is marked on the calendar of many CrossFit enthusiasts as the dates of one of the biggest competitions of the Sport outside the official season. Check out how to watch the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship below.

Last year, Spanish athlete Fabian Beneito won in a technicality after finishing with the same points as 2nd placed Moritz Fiebig – and they’re both competing this year again! On the women’s side, it was a bit smoother for Karin Frey who was crowned the winner, but the fight for the podium was intense until the last event. The year before, Laura Horvath and Roman Khrennikov won the tournament.

How to Watch the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship

Just like in 2022, the first day of the competition will not be livestream. Below you will find the videos made available at the time of writing. They are all from Dubai Fitness Championship’s YouTube channel.

Day 2

Day 3

Athletes Competing

The competition is an invitation-only style. This year, many of the top athletes from the CrossFit Games are not in the roster. In the men’s division, three finished in the top 10 at the Games: Roman Khrennikov (3rd), Chandler Smith (7th), and Lazar Dukic (9th). In the women’s division, the best ranked athlete at the Games who is also competing at the Dubai Fitness Championship is Emma Tall (11th) and Emily Rolfe (12th).

However, one big name that is returning this year is Ricky Garard. The Australian athlete missed Semifinals and, subsequently the Games, after injuring himself in a mountain bike accident.

Garard is in full gear after missing a big portion of competitions. He competed at the Rogue Invitational six weeks ago. He also competed earlier this week at the Down Under Championship. He was part of the team who finished 2nd overall.

As you can see in the picture above, Chandler Smith also competed at the Down Under Championship and he is going to Dubai this weekend for another test of fitness.

Men’s Division

Chandler Smith
Chandler Smith

Note: names in bold are athletes who competed at the CrossFit Games as individuals this year.

  1. Alex Kotoulas
  2. Aniol Ekai
  3. Ant Haynes
  4. Guillaume Briant
  5. Bronislaw Olenkowicz
  6. Chandler Smith
  7. Daniel Tai
  8. David Shorunke
  9. Elliot Simmonds
  10. Fabian Beneito
  11. Giorgos Karavis
  12. Griffin Roelle
  13. Javier Gonzalez
  14. Jorge Fernandez
  15. Kaique Cerveny
  16. Kalyan Souza
  17. Kristof Horvath
  18. Lazar Dukic
  19. Luka Dukic
  20. Martin Cuervo
  21. Michael Smith
  22. Moritz Fiebig
  23. Reggie Fasa
  24. Ricky Garard
  25. Roman Khrennikov
  26. Simon Mantyla
  27. Toby Buckland
  28. Uldis Upenieks

Women’s Division

crossfit Online Semifinal Score AdjustmentsSource: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
Emma Tall

Note: names in bold are athletes who competed at the CrossFit Games as individuals this year.

  1. Alexia Williams
  2. Allison Nguyen
  3. Andrea Solberg
  4. Brittany Weiss
  5. Camilla Salomonsson Hellman
  6. Claudia Gluck
  7. Dara Paran
  8. Devyn Kim
  9. Elena Carratala Sanahuja
  10. Elisa Fuliano
  11. Emily Rolfe
  12. Emma Tall
  13. Evie Hollis
  14. Hanna Karlsson
  15. Ingrid Hodnemyr
  16. Jacqueline Dalhstrom
  17. Julia Kato
  18. Karin Freyova
  19. Kyra Milligan
  20. Lauren Fisher
  21. Luiza Marques
  22. Maddy Harris
  23. Manon Angonese
  24. Mia Hesketh
  25. Noortje Bleeker
  26. Seher Kaya
  27. Shahad Budebs
  28. Silvia Garcia
  29. Tayla Howe
  30. Veslemoy Kollstad

Prize Purse

The total prize purse of the competition is $259,000.

Here is a rundown of how individual athletes might get their share of the prize purse:

  1. $50,000
  2. $30,000
  3. $20,000
  4. $10,000
  5. $5,000
  6. $2,500

From 7th to 30th = $500

Athletes also get a change of earning a bonus depending on how well they finish each of the workouts described.

The payout per workout during Finals is:

  1. $2,000
  2. $1,500
  3. $1,000

Read More: Dates and Locations for the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals Revealed

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