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Laura Horvath Wins the 2023 CrossFit Games Female Individual Division

Laura Horvath has won the 2023 CrossFit Games Female Individual Division.

Many people felt that this position had been a long time coming, and Laura herself stated that it stood as testament to all the hard work that she has put in over the years. She took first place in the first two events of the day.

Emma Lawson placed second, and Arielle Loewen was third. The latter took time away to have a child and returned even better and stronger.

Here are the three workouts that they completed on the final day of the 2023 CrossFit Games.

Muscle-up Logs

5 rounds for time:

  • 7 muscle-ups
  • 1 sandbag over 3 logs (Rounds 1-4 = (100/150 lb), Round 5 = (125/200 lb)

Parallel-bar Pull

8 rounds for time:

  • Down-and-back P-bar traverse
  • 30 heavy-rope double-unders
  • 1 section hand-over-hand sled pull

Echo Thruster Final

For time:

  • 21-18-15
  • Echo Bike calories
  • Thrusters (85/115 lb) (95/135 lb) (105/155 lb)

Then, 66-foot overhead walking lunge (105/155 lb)

Finding The Fittest On Earth™

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate proving grounds for the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth™ and are world-renowned as the definitive test of fitness. For the past 16 years, fans from around the world have attended the multi-day sporting event, streamed the competition online, or watched on ESPN, CBS, or a wide range of international broadcasts. The international field of play has included athletes from over 120 countries.

The Ultimate Test

The Games began in 2007 in Aromas, California, as the first competition to objectively measure fitness. From their inception, they have been unlike traditional sports such as track and field, gymnastics, weightlifting, or even decathlon — all specialist sports in which the events are known long in advance.

Instead, athletes  from around the world are tested against a variety of unannounced events, each with different movements, equipment, and time domains.

Competitors are required to train for the unknown, and the scores of events have included distance swims, obstacle courses, 1-rep-max lifts, handstand walking, sled pushes, rope climbs, and odd-object carries.

The test has continually evolved. As top athletes began to train year-round for strength, speed, endurance, and skill, they were met with new tests each year that took them outside their comfort zone.

This year, a worldwide Open competition involving hundreds of thousands of competitors allowed the best athletes to advance through Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds, culminating in the 17th edition of the CrossFit Games from Aug. 1-6, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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