Annie Thorisdottir looked strong midway through Event 9, Chaos, on Saturday at the 2018 CrossFit Games. But as Katrin Davidsdottir and others repped out 36-inch box jumps, Annie Thorisdottir was experiencing something much more serious.
According to Thorisdottir, she started to experience heart arrhythmia on her fifth box jump. It happened twice more before she was able to finish her 25th rep and move on to the 300-pound tumbler pull.
Thorisdottir ended up slipping all the way down to 21st in the event.
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Absolutely LOVED that event!! I was so happy when I finished the pistols and got to the box at that point I knew the workout was mine! I’ve been hoping for those high box jumps 🔥 But then something I’ve had to manage since I was a teenager , a heart arrhythmia, set in on box jump number 5 – this happens in training maybe 3-4 times through the year and I have not wanted to get a surgery done – this has never happened during competition, but today it did. It’s scary when you’re no longer in control and with this many fit ladies around me, resting didn’t seem like an option. I think it might have been the impact from the box jumps that caused it, and two more episodes happened before finishing my 25th rep. Sometimes things don’t go the way you’d want them to but only thing you can control is how you react to it. Tonight will be LIT 🔥
Apparently this is something that Thorisdottir has been dealing with since she was a teenager. She encounters this three to four times per year, but has never happened during a competition.
After two middle-of-the-pack finishes on Saturday, Thorisdottir entered the Bicouplet events in 5th overall.