Wodapalooza kicked off yesterday and, if spectators were hoping to get a hint as to who might take the lead after the first day of competition, their question is everything but answered.
Tia Toomey and Sara Sigmundsdottir sit joint first after the first two events.
Three days of competition still await the athletes, and a lot can happen, but both athletes have proved the competition is going to be a battle and either of them will give in easily. If you want to follow these two amazing athletes to see how the battle ends, check out FloElite’s live stream of WZA!
The Sanctional opened up with Hero workout “Luce”, three rounds for time of:
- 1km Run
- 7 Muscle-ups
- 100 Squats
All performed with a GORUCK. Tia Toomey won the event by almost a minute, she was followed by Pearce and Sigmundsdottir.
Luce was followed by “Miami Heat”, an elimination style workout with three rounds in two minutes of:
- 20 Cal Bike
- 30ft Overhead Walking Lunge
With ascending weights each round. This time, I’d be Sara taking the win. She was followed by Amanda Barnhart, with Tia taking third.
After the end of day one, both Tia and Sara have a total of 188 points each.
TIA TOOMEY VS SARA SIGMUNDSDOTTIR
Many CrossFit fans around the world have turned their eyes to Miami, host city of Wodapalooza, to follow one exciting and unique storyline: Tia-Clair Toomey vs Sara Sigmundsdottir.
Before Sanctionals, these two outstanding athletes would have only met at the CrossFit Games. While Tia took the win both times her and Sara faced off last season at Sanctionals (Wodapalooza and Rogue), Sara is coming off an impressively strong start to the 2019-2020 season.
Last year, it was Tia who won Wodapalooza, and she’s back to defend her title. Sara was on the podium too, having placed third behind Kari Pearce. Tia is the only woman to have ever won the CrossFit Games three times and has won every Sanctional she’s competed in, most recently dominating at the Mayhem Classic.
Yet Sara comes off one of the best season starts of any athlete, having won the Open back in November – her second in a row and third in her career – and won two Sanctionals back to back: Filthy 150 and the Dubai CrossFit Championship. The Icelandic athlete is looking strong and confident, and it’s only natural for people to wonder: “could this be Sara’s year?”
Watch the competition live or on-demand through Flo Elite.
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