Annie Thorisdottir is Pregnant; Shelby Neal to Take Her Spot at Rogue Invitational

Annie Thorisdottir is pregnant with her second child. The two-time CrossFit Games champion shared the news on Instagram alongside Frederik Aegidius and their daughter, Freyja. Annie shared in the caption her due date, May 2, 2024.

The news comes just three days before the start of the Rogue Invitational where Thorisdottir was slated to compete. Thorisdottir, who originally accepted her invite to compete, appears to have notified Rogue a little over a week ago that she would not be competing.

Annie gave birth to her first child in August 2020. She returned to competition the following year where she finished 3rd at the 2021 CrossFit Games. She went team in 2022 and returned to individual competition this past season.

Of course the pregnancy news means that Annie will not be competing at the Rogue Invitational this week or in the 2024 CrossFit Games season. Annie’s replacement will be 19th place finisher at the 2023 CrossFit Games, Shelby Neal.

Last week Shelby Neal was announced to be competing at the Rogue Invitational, but who she was replacing was not shared. After reaching out to the Rogue Invitational media team, they said the news would be shared in the coming days. 

That news came today when Annie broke the news on Instagram…

Annie is the fourth female athlete from the top 15 at the Games to sit out the Rogue Invitational this year. Emma Tall, Katrin Davidsdottir and Alexis Raptis have each declined their invites and will not be competing in Austin this week.

Backfilling their spots are Paige Semenza and Shelby Neal from the 2023 CrossFit Games, Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr and the 6th place online qualifier, Christine Kolenbrander.

The first event of the Rogue Invitational begins Thursday night.

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