It was reported in the days leading up to the CrossFit Invitational that Sara Sigmundsdottir was dealing with flu-like symptoms. There was even talk that Team Europe’s coach, Sam Briggs, might have to step in for the Icelandic Games veteran.
Sigmundsdottir was able to return to join her team on Friday and get some practice in with the Worm. But once the competition came on Sunday, Sigmundsdottir was not well after the first event. In a lengthy Instagram post, Sigmundsdottir said she was “nauseous, dizzy and shaking so much” as the team prepared for the second event, the handstand walk obstacle course.
Sigmundsdottir was unable to complete the obstacle course in the two-minute time cap, which can now be attributed to her illness. She continued by saying, “I tried to push trough it but I was WAY OFF and my team suffered because of it. I am devastated to have let them down. We had such good team morale and would have given anything to be 100% and kicking ass with them.”
The Crossfit Invitational didn´t go as planned and I am very disappointed in my own performances😐 . I´m not one to be making excuses but i feel I need to do so now. I arrived in Australia a week ago. I felt great when I arrived but then on the second night I caught some kind of a bug and after that a good fever kicked in. I did not get out of bed that whole day. I missed my first team training and could not afford to miss another one even though I was far from being ok🤒 . On competition day I felt reasonably fresh. I thought to myself that the worst was over and the adrenaline rush of competing would do the trick. That´s how I managed in the DBX competition in Dubai last year so I thought that I could do it again💪 . I was feeling ok in the first event but after that I just completely crashed. Nauseous, dizzy and shaking so much. I tried to push trough it but I was WAY OFF and my team suffered because of it. I am devastated to have let them down. We had such good team morale and would have given anything to be 100% and kicking ass with them. @BK_Gudmundsson, @AnnieThorisdottir, @J_Smithsa and @BicepsLikeBriggs; hopefully one day I´ll get the chance to compete with you guys again and make up for this. Thank you for being so supportive and understanding❤️ . Being a driven competitor has it´s ups and downs. I have learned that the hard way. This effectively being the start of the new Crossfit season is not ideal but it certainly serves as a great motivator to me. Next up is the DBX in Dubai and I´ll be fired up and ready to rock once that time comes💥 . . 📷@crossfitgames . . #CrossfitInvitational #Melbourne #Australia @niketraining #NikeTraining #JustDoIt @FitAID #TeamFitAID #FitAID @RogueFitness #RYouRogue #RogueFitness @CompexUSA #CompexUSA #Musclestim @WowAir #WowAir #CFSudurnes #Crossfit #Bakland
Here is the archived coverage of the CrossFit Invitational.