Sam Briggs fractured her right elbow and ruptured her medial ligament last Monday. While that would end the season for almost everyone, Briggs wrapped up her elbow and did all four of the CrossFit Age Group Online Qualifier (AGOQ) workouts!
Not only did Briggs finish all of the workouts, Briggs finished 2nd place overall in the 35-39 Masters division, thereby earning her a ticket to the CrossFit Games.
The bad news, however, is that Briggs had to withdraw from the individual competition and give up her spot at the European Regionals. Briggs has made it to the CrossFit Games six times, winning it once in 2013.
Briggs has already undergone surgery to clean up her elbow. The quick surgery now give Briggs the ability to recover with the intention of competing as a Masters athlete at the CrossFit Games this August in Madison, Wisconsin.
Briggs shared the news on her Instagram story and then followed it up via an official post.
So unfortunately I have had to withdraw my invitation for the @crossfitgames European regionals ••• Last Monday my right elbow gave way fracturing the joint and rupturing the medial ligament ••• I was very fortunate to have an amazing team around me and I’ve just come out of surgery … they got me in within the week to ensure I’m back in action ASAP ••• Not wanting my season to be over I managed to strap the elbow up and complete the age group qualifiers so now the goal is get fit for August 💪🏻 ••• I’ll still be in Berlin cheering on my @jamesjowseytraining team mate (and my current nurse) @mcquaid175 who’s gonna be flying the Union Jack 🇬🇧 so make sure to say hi ••• #nowofficiallyamaster #brokenelbow #downbutnotout #crossfit #crossfitgames #ryourogue #reebokathlete #teamPRGNX #kickthetree