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.
Sam Briggs, Frederick Aegidius and Dane Smith Respond to their Score Reductions on 20.1
- swedish-games-athlete: Photo / logo courtesy of CrossFit Inc