The three-day competition in the United Arab Emirates has come to a close. Athletes Roman Khrennikov (Russia) and Karin Frey (Slovakia) have won the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship.
The Dubai Fitness Championship came to an end on Sunday afternoon. A total of 29 women and 27 men competed at the capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE). And it was full on emotion for both men and women fighting for the top spot on the leaderboard.
In the men’s division, Ricky Garard, who missed the official season’s Semifinals after injuring himself in a mountain bike accident, competed earlier in the week in a team at the Down Under Championship. After the first day of events in Dubai, it seemed he would not be featuring among the podium athletes, with a terrible 25th place in the first event, but respectable 6th and 9th in the consequent workouts.
However, it was on Sunday that he shifted to a higher gear in which he finished 2nd, and took home the win in the last two events. Khrennikov, however, had already built a solid ground from event 3 and managed to stay on top of the game at all times until the final workout. On the other hand, Lazar Dukic saw his chance slip away after finishing 15th on Saturday afternoon (event 5), but also finished strong on Sunday winning one event and finishing 4th and 8th respectively.
In the women’s division, Karin Frey put a fine and consistent performance, but taking over the leaderboard since day 1 (just like Khrennikov). Besides the last event, in which she finished 6th, she managed to get 5th or better in every single event!
Andrea Solberg’s two event wins on Sunday helped her climb above French athlete Claudia Gluck to finish the podium.
- Roman Khrennikov – 717 points
- Ricky Garard – 628
- Lazar Dukic – 605
- Fabian Beneito Selles – 557
- Aniol Ekai – 531
- Karin Frey – 702 points
- Andrea Solberg – 633
- Claudia Gluck – 619
- Manon Angonese – 552
- Elisa Fuliano – 549
If you missed out on the action, you can check out the Livestream that happened for days 2 and 3 here.
- Khrennikov and Frey: Dubai Fitness Championship Instagram