Toomey Tops CrossFit Open Leaderboard Despite Minimal Preparation

Toomey Tops CrossFit Open Leaderboard Despite Minimal Preparation

Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr sits at the top of The Open Leaderboard following three weeks of competition, despite having spent less than a month preparing. 

With all scores from the four workouts now having been submitted and validated, it will be the first time Toomey-Orr has won The Open assuming she is not penalised before the results are finalised on Monday the 5th of April. 

The form the 27-year-old showed is particularly impressive seeing as she was training with the Australian bobsled team in South Korea ahead of potentially competing in the Winter Olympics until she announced she was returning to her training base in Tennessee on February 13th.

That only gave her three weeks to the start of the Open, but Toomey-Orr still managed incredible consistency - finishing no lower than 11th in a single workout - to come away with the best points total. 

Her closest competitor was 16-year-old Emma Carey who demonstrated her promise, particularly by taking the win in week 2 in a workout involving 150 dumbbell snatches and 75 burpee box jump-overs.

In the men’s division, Canada’s Jeffrey Adler sits at the top, improving on his fifth-place finish last year.

Adler moved past Scott Panchik who had held the lead after completing the final two workouts alongside his two brothers in a live-streamed event.

CrossFit legend Rich Froning featured high up the leaderboard, placing fifth following a sixth-place performance in Workout 21.3, while Britain’s Oleg Lacenko is in the top 10 competing out of CrossFit Abu Dhabi. 

Unsurprisingly, it is CrossFit Mayhem Freedom who look to have taken the win in the team competition after they won the first three workouts. 

The top 10 per cent of individual athletes on each continent will now advance to the quarter-finals, which will comprise a series of events between April 8th-12th, in the race to make it to the 2021 CrossFit Games.