Tia-Clair Toomey Beats All the Women and ALL the Men in The Swim Paddle Event

Check out all the action from the first event on the final day of the 2019 CrossFit Games.

Sunday morning started down at the lake. All 10 remaining men and 10 women lined up ready to dive into the water. 

SWIM PADDLE

  • 1,000-m swim
    1,000-m paddle

Time cap: 50 minutes

All the male and female athletes completed the event together. 

Aussies Tia-Clair Toomey and Matt McLeod established an early and convincing lead over the rest of the competitiors. They were the first out of the water. Ohlsen and Gudmundsson both looked strong and confident coming out of the water as they moved onto the second section of the event. 

Amanda Banhart, a former competitive swimmer herself, was second out of the water for the women. She was followed by Ohlsen, Shadburne, Newbury, Gudmundsson, Adams, Greene and Saxon Panchik and Mat Fraser. 

As the athletes returned home on the paddle boards Tia and McLoed were neck and neck.

They sprinted out of the water with smiles on their faces and as Tia crossed the line she looked back and jovially teased McLeod “Come on, come on”.

The final leaderboard for Swim Paddle

MALE INDIVIDUAL

  1. Matt McLeod
  2. James Newbury
  3. Noah Ohlsen
  4. BK Gudmundsson
  5. Mat Fraser
  6. Saxon Panchik
  7. Jacob Heppner
  8. Scott Panchik
  9. Will Moorad
  10. Adrian Mundwiler

FEMALE INDIVIDUAL

  1. Tia-Clair Toomey
  2. Haley Adams
  3. Bethany Shadburne
  4. Jaime Greene
  5. Amanda Banhart
  6. Kristin Holte
  7. Kari Pearce
  8. Katrin Davidsdottir
  9. Thuri Helgadottir
  10. Anna Fragkou

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