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LIVESTREAM – How to Watch the Far East Throwdown CrossFit Semifinal

The Far East Throwdown CrossFit Semifinal takes place on June 3-5, in Busan, Republic of Korea.

This weekend there are two more CrossFit Semifinals taking place. Find out how to watch the Far East Throwdown.

The Far East Throwdown is the only CrossFit Semifinal that combines the fittest athletes from Asia. According to the rulebook, only the top 2 men, women and teams will receive an invitation to the Games. Individuals placed 3rd, 4th and 5th will go through to the Last-Chance Qualifier.

Below you will find out how to watch the Far East Throwdown, the athletes competing individually, who to watch and the workouts programmed.

LIVESTREAM – How To Watch the Far East Throwdown

There will be a Livestream provided by Far East Media. You will also be able to watch the events on Games.CrossFit.com and on the official CrossFit Games App.

Day 1

Day 2

Dat 3

Who Is Competing at the Far East Throwdown CrossFit Semifinal?


Min Sun KimSouth Korea
Mevlüt AgirTunisia
Dmitry GurinRussia
Ignatiy ChomchoevRussia
Vladislav ZakhovaevRussia
Anatolii BorisenkoRussia
Ruslan MiftakhovRussia
Arthur SemenovRussia
Artyom MatsakKazakhstan
Nasser AlruwayehKuwait
Raad AlshahraniSaudi Arabia
Evgeniy GlushkovIsrael
Morteza SedaghatIran
Andrey FedotovRussia
Anthony HaynesChina
Ilyas KulievRussia
Grigory GribenyukRussia
Aleksandar IlinRussia
Vitaliy StepanovRussia
Seungjong KimSouth Korea
Eren KimSouth Korea
Hyunsu KimSouth Korea
Geunjin KimSouth Korea
Marcus KwakSouth Korea
Seokbeom KimSouth Korea
Roman KhrennikovRussia


Hyerin BaekSouth Korea
Khushi VermaIndia
Byun EuncheSouth Korea
Landy EngSingapore
Nataly SobolevaIsrael
May HazanIsrael
Mariam AlhilliBahrain
Roja HashemiIran
Or CohenIsrael
Tatiana EvseevaRussia
Nina JunaBrunei Darussalam
Minjeong KimSouth Korea
Dema ZebdiehJordan
Omer ReshefIsrael
Seher KayaTurkey
Seungyeon ChoiSouth Korea
Merve GokcilTurkey
Maria AstashovaRussia
Gaeun KimSouth Korea
Dawon JungSouth Korea
Rena UrabeJapan
Uracha TeerawanitsanThailand
Shahad BudebsUnited Arab Emirates
Hajer JamalKuwait
Yuko SakuyamaJapan
Dara Al-KayyaliPalestinian Territory
Florence WongChina


  1. Yangsan CrossFit Team Thor
  2. CrossFit Mobilius Chinatown Emotional Damage
  3. CrossFit Alioth Heroes
  4. Soyuz CrossFit Terfit
  5. CrossFit Mate Korea
  6. KT CrossFit Kolesnikov Team
  7. CrossFit Alioth
  8. CrossFit Beomgye Stadion Team Koco
  9. L7CrossFit Ba Ke Si Formosa
  10. CrossFit We Can Do It Busan
  11. CrossFit Mobilius Chinatown Sour Patch Kids
  12. MVMT CrossFit
  13. CrossFit Arcade
  14. Gan CrossFit Mongolia
  15. CrossFit Yas Black
  16. CrossFit Atlantis WOD Friends
  17. CrossFit Erada Team Qatar

Who To Watch At The Far East Throwdown

With only the top 2 spots receiving an invitation to the CrossFit Games this year, the competition is going to be a struggle for the athletes.

However, two names jump to mind in the men’s division: Roman Khrennikov and Aleksandar Ilin.

Roman Krennikov is one of the strongest athletes from Asia to step foot on a CrossFit competition floor. So far, this Russian powerhouse has qualified for the CrossFit Games 4 times (2018-2021) but has never managed to enter the country due to visa issues (he finished 13th in 2020 because the biggest part of the competition was online).

This year it could be different, as he received his visa to enter the United States and could make his debut in an in-person CrossFit Games for the first time. Last year Khrennikov won the Dubai CrossFit Championship, the Madrid CrossFit Championship and finished 1st at the Last Chance Qualifier.

Roman Khrennikov
Roman Krennikov

Aleksandar Ilin is another famous CrossFit athlete from Russia. He won 3 out of 5 workouts at the Asia Invitational last year, granting him the chance to compete in the CrossFit Games too (which he couldn’t due to visa issues). He finished 2nd in the Quarterfinals this year, behind Khrennikov.

Two dark horses could snatch one of the two invitations to the Games this year. Morteya Sedaghat is Iran’s Fittest Man and has been training as a Mayhem athlete for this year. One of the strongest Chinese athletes who should be on your radar is Antony (Ant) Haynes. He finished 27th at the CrossFit Games in 2019.

For the women’s division, there seems to be a common ground on who should come out on top of the podium, but the 2nd Games invitation is where the battle is for athletes.

Seungyeon Choi, the 23-year-old athlete who made her CrossFit Games debut last year, is a strong contender for 1st place. She has been crowned South Korea’s Fittest Woman last year and finished strong at 2021’s Asia Invitational. Choi finished 45th worldwide in the Quarterfinals this year.

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Seungyeon Choi

Other athletes who will be battling for an invitation to the Games this year are Seher Kaya, Dawon Jung, and Shahad Budebs.

Shahad Budebs is from the United Arab Emirates and finished 2nd at the Individual Quarterfinal this year in the Asia region. She competed at the Games in 2019 when she became the country’s National Champion.

Turkish CrossFit athlete Seher Kaya has been competing since 2020 but has already proven to be someone to watch during competitions. This year she finished 20th at the Open and 116th worldwide in the individual Quarterfinals. Last year she finished 7th at the Asia Invitational.

Dawon Jung is another South Korean athlete who wants to make her mark in the sport. Although she has never competed at the Games level, she is getting fitter each passing year. This year she finished 196th worldwide at the Open and 155th at the Quarterfinals (5th in the Asia region).

Far East Throwdown Workouts


Event 1 – Crossing the Gwang-an Bridge

3 rounds for time:

  • 18/15 cal row
  • 9 muscle-ups
  • 12 hang snatches (135/95 lb)

Time cap: 12 minutes

Event 2 – Barbell Complex

3 attempts for max load of:

  • 3 cleans
  • 2 front squats
  • 1 jerk (shoulder-to-overhead)

Time cap: 20 minutes

Event 3 – 2014 Regional Event 5

10 rounds for time:

  • 1 legless rope climb (15’’)
  • Run (170ft)

Time cap: 11 minutes

Event 4 – Short or Long

For time:

  • 200 double-unders
  • 100-ft handstand walk
  • 5 snatches (185/125 lb)
  • 4 snatches (205/135 lb)
  • 3 snatches (225/155 lb)
  • 2 snatches (245/155lb)
  • 1 snatch (265/165lb)

Time cap: 12 minutes

Event 5 – Far East Chipper

For time:

  • 40 handstand push-ups
  • 40 wall-ball shots (20/14 lb)
  • 40 dumbbell snatches (70/50 lb)
  • Run 1,200 metres
  • 40 GHD sit-ups
  • 40 toes-to-bars
  • 40 box jump overs (24/20 inches)

Time cap: 20 minutes

Event 6 – Triple Dumbbell Bomb

For time:

  • 50 double dumbbell deadlifts
  • 100-ft double dumbbell walking lunges
  • 150-ft farmer’s carry

(M: 100 / W: 70 lb)

Time cap: 9 minutes

Check out the videos of how to perform all workouts here.


Event 1 – Hello, Hello, Hello

For time:


  • 30 Hang Power Snatches 75lb
  • 30 Chest to Bar Pull-Ups


  • 20 Power Snatches 155lb
  • 20 Bar Muscle-Ups


  • 10 Synchro Squat Snatches 185 / 125lb
  • 10 Synchro Ring Muscle-Ups

Time Cap: 12 minutes

Event 2 – Team Short or Long

For Time : ​

  • 100 Double-Unders
  • 50ft Handstand Walk
  • 1/1/1/1/1 Clean and Jerk

*F: 125 / 145 / 165 / 175 / 185lb

*M: 205 / 225 / 245 / 265 / 285lb

​**2A. (F1 → F2)  00:00 ~ 09:00

**2B. (M1 → M2) 09:00 ~ 18:00

Time Cap: 18 minutes

Event 3 – Thrusters + Legless Rope Climbs

For Time, starting with female pair:

  • 40 Thrusters (95lb)
  • 6 Legless Rope Climbs
  • 30 Thrusters (95lb)
  • 4 Legless Rope Climbs
  • 20 Thrusters (95lb)
  • 2 Legless Rope Climbs

Immediately followed by the male pair (thrusters at 135lb).

Time Cap: 20 minutes

Event 4 – Team Snatch Ladder

For Heaviest Successful Lift​

(Weight in lb.)

  • M: 185/195/205/215/225/235/245/255/265/275 (11th platform staged at 285)
  • F: 135/140/145/150/155/160/165/170/175/180 (11th platform staged at 185)

(Weight in kilograms)

  • M: 84/88/93/98/102/107/111/115/120/124 (11th platform staged at 129)
  • F: 61/63/65/68/70/72/75/77/79/81 (11th platform staged at 84

Time: 22 minutes

Event 5 – Team Far East Chipper

For Time : 

  • 50 Handstand Push-Ups W/ Handstand Hold
  • 50 Synchro Wall-Ball Shots 20/14lb
  • Run 400m (A) / Row 500m (B)
  • 50 GHD Sit-Ups W/ Hanging Hold
  • 50 Synchro Toes to Bars
  • Row 500m (A) / Run 400m (B)

* Relay FF → MM

Time Cap: 22 minutes

Event 6 – Worm V

For Time : 

  • 50-ft Worm Lunges
  • 40 Worm Cleans
  • 30 Worm Synchro Burpees
  • 40 Worm Thrusters
  • 50-ft Worm Lunge

Time Cap: 12 minutes

Check a video of all workouts prescribed for the teams here.

CrossFit Semifinals Dates

There are 10 Semifinals events spread worldwide. Four in North America, two in Europe, and one in Africa, South America, Oceania and Asia. Unlike last year, this time all Semifinals are in-person.

Here are the details for the 2022 Semifinals:

May 20-22Syndicate CrownTennessee (U.S.)
May 20-22CrossFit Lowlands ThrowdownAmsterdam (Netherlands)
May 20-22Torian ProBrisbane (Australia)
May 27-29Mid-Atlantic CrossFit ChallengeTennessee (U.S.)
May 27-29CrossFit Fittest in Cape TownStellenbosch (South Africa)
June 3-5Far East ThrowdownBusan (South Korea)
June 3-5Granite GamesMinnesota (U.S.)
June 10-12CrossFit Atlas GamesQuébec (Canada)
June 10-12CrossFit Strength in DepthEngland (U.K.)
June 10-12CrossFit Copa SurVitória (Brazil)

The Last-Chance Qualifier is an online competition that takes place from June 29th to July 1st.

The Games will take place on August 3-7 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.

Check out the results of past Semifinal events and who already qualified for the Games this year.

Who Won the 2022 Torian Pro CrossFit Semifinal? (All Results)

CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Results – Podium & Last-Chance Qualifiers

Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge Results

CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town Semifinal Crowns Champions

Syndicate Crown – Who Is #GamesBound?

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