Sara Sigmundsdottir Storms into the Lead on Friday

Sara Sigmundsdottir before 1RM Snatch event at the 2017 CrossFit Games.
Sara Sigmundsdottir before 1RM Snatch event at the 2017 CrossFit Games.

Sara Sigmundsdottir had an excellent Friday at the 2017 CrossFit Games. Coming in to the day in 6th overall, Sigmundsdottir put together four solid performances on a long day that started with a “run through a playground” (Castro’s words, not mine) in wind and rain.

All four events today ended with Sigmundsdottir in the top 10. Her worst finish was 9th on the Sprint O-Course. After that, two 4th place finishes and a 3rd on Assault Banger wrapped up the day with the Icelander sitting atop the leaderboard.

Sitting in 2nd place is Tia-Clair Toomey as the day did not go as well for the Australian. Toomey began the day tied in 1st place and looked to be holding on to the top spot until the final two Coliseum events of the night didn’t go as planned. Toomey struggled on the Triple G Chipper taking 12th and followed that up with a 14th on Assault Banger. While not bad performances in most cases, they were not enough to keep up with Sigmundsdottir’s blazing day.

Tennil Reed-Beuerlein is in 3rd place with two days left. Reed-Beuerlein has stayed in the top 5 throughout the competition thus far and continued to hang with the best of the best once again on Friday. Reed-Beuerlein won the Sprint O-Course in the morning and hung on with three top 10 finishes the rest of the way.

The top 5 is rounded out by Kara Webb and Annie Thorisdottir. Webb went absolutely crazy in the Coliseum earlier this evening. A win on the 1RM Snatch event followed by another 1st place finish on the Triple G Chipper and a 2nd on Assault Banger vaulted Webb into 4th overall. Thorisdottir also had a solid day with no finishes worse than 6th.

On the 1RM Snatch event, Alessandra Pichelli was initially believed to have won the event with a 207-pound snatch. However, Pichelli mistakenly forgot to put a 5-pound plate on one of the sides of the bar and her score was adjusted following the event.

Top 5 after Friday:
1) Sara Sigmundsdottir (524)
2) Tia-Clair Toomey (520)
3) Tennil Reed-Beuerlein (512)
4) Kara Webb (510)
5) Annie Thorisdottir (504)

The two-time defending champion Katrin Davidsdottir sits in 6th overall.

Tomorrow begins with Strongman’s Fear. It should be exciting as only 20 points separate 1st from 5th.

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