Simon Mantyla is a 2x Crossfit Games Athlete and finished in 45th place this year in Madison. During the current Open, he finished in 9th place for 20.1, with an impressive time of 8:31. 20.2 however, did not go as planned:
“Today’s feeling. Got a major penalty on 20.2.”
“I take great pride in moving according to standards. I rarely get no-reps in competitions. But as much as I feel that the decision is wrong, that I want to appeal, that other athletes reps look even worse, that I have been wronged etc. It won’t change anything. All I can say is that the system is a little bit inconsistent.”
“I will finish the OPEN because I am not a quitter that makes excuses and after that I will start to prepare for sanctionals. First stop @norwegiancrossfitchampionship Thank you to everyone who believes in me ❤️?? and good luck to the people still in contention for a spot.”
CrossFit Open Workout 20.2
20 minute AMRAP
- 4 dumbbell thrusters (men: 50 lb, women: 35 lb)
- 6 toes to bar
- 24 double unders
The following athletes received a penalty for a false start:
Women: Jamie Greene,Tia-Clair Toomey, Emma McQuaid, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault, Camilla Salomonsson Hellman, Gabriela Migala, Brooke Wells, Andrea Solberg, Meg Reardon, Dani Speegle, Emily Rolfe, Bethany Shadburne, Emilia Leppanen, Andrea Nisler, and Kristine Best.
Men: Lefteris Theofanidis, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, Giorgos Karavis, Patrick Vellner, Josh Miller, Jean-Simon Roy-Lemaire, Logan Collins, Cole Sager, Scott Tetlow, Martin Fuentes, Samuel Cournoyer, Brendan Willis, Sean Sweeney, Willy Georges, David Shorunke, Jeffery Moss, Karar Margrander, and Adam Klink.
- swedish-games-athlete: Photo / logo courtesy of CrossFit Inc