Anna Viggedal Dislocated Shoulder on 99-Pound Dumbbell Ground-to-Overhead at French Throwdown

Anna Viggedal at the 2019 CrossFit French Throwdown. Photo via Instagram, @anna_vig
Anna Viggedal at the 2019 CrossFit French Throwdown. Photo via Instagram, @anna_vig

The final event of the CrossFit French Throwdown set a record for the heaviest dumbbell ever used in a CrossFit-sanctioned competition. For the women, this meant a 99-pound (45kg) dumbbell would have to be hoisted from the ground-to-overhead 8 times to complete the workout.

This gigantic dumbbell would ultimately prove too much for over half the field. Only three of the 10 women in the final event were able to complete at least one rep. One of those women, Anna Viggedal, ended up dislocating her shoulder trying to stabilize the weight overhead.

Viggedal was able to get two reps with the dumbbell, good enough for 2nd place in the event. Even with the revised scoring table, Viggedal was unable to catch Sabrina Caron who was with the rest of the women who were unable to get a rep. Caron would end up receiving the invite to compete at the 2019 CrossFit Games. Viggedal would take 7th overall.

The video below starts when the women move to the dumbbell portion of the event.


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