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December 05, 2019 2 min read

Sara Sigmundsdottir took first place at the CrossFit Filthy 150, backing up her Open win with an emphatic showing in Dublin.

The first Sanctional of the season was held from November 22-24, kicking off the biggest Sanctional season yet.

Sigmundsdottir showed incredible consistency, placing in the top three for every workout to finish 28 points clear of runner-up Kristin Holte, while local favourite Emma McQuaid picked up third place.

The Icelander particularly proved her class in the one-rep max snatch event at the end of the first day, lifting 95kg to equal her PB and win the event. She then attempted 100kg, skipping 97.5kg, explaining afterwards her manager and friends
have promised to go vegan for a month if she can hit the 100 mark.

Holte also showed good form across several workouts but her Snatch performance ultimately stopped her putting more pressure on Sigmundsdottir, as she only managed ninth with 80kg.

McQuaid’s podium finish delighted the Irish crowd and will further boost the 29-year-old’s confidence in competing at the highest level after she managed 7th in the Open.

The men’s side of the Filthy 150 was a dramatic and tight affair, as Justin Medeiros just did enough to hold off Roman Khrennikov and Tim Paulson in the final event.
American Medeiros finished third in the Squared and Rooted workout while his two rivals tied for first with identical times of four minutes 52 seconds.

The highest-placed Brit was Reggie Fasa of CrossFit Sunderland in 15th while Michael Smith was the top-ranked Irishman in 20th.

Two more Sanctionals take place on the weekend of December 7 in Chengdu and Buenos Aires, with 28 events taking place in 21 countries across the season.


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