The International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) crowned its first-ever World Champions Sunday afternoon in Concord, California. Months after the iF3 was formed, countries from around the world competed for the team and individual titles.
Team USA took the team title after a slows start on Saturday morning. With only three teams competing, Sweden took the early lead, but could not hang on as Team USA finished Sunday with a 2nd and two 1st place finishes. With Team USA and Sweden tied heading into Event 6, it was winner-take-all. USA tied Mexico, but Sweden fell one rep short.
1) USA – 10 pts
2) Sweden – 12 pts
3) Mexico – 13 pts
Members of Team USA were Ken Battison, Matt Morton, Amber Graupner and Chelsea Sellers.
On the men’s side, the men from Canada looked strong going 1, 2, 3 on Event 1. However, Tola Morakinyo (USA) proved to be more consistent after a 12th place finish to start the competition. Morakinyo finished with two 1st place, two 2nd place and a 4th place finish the rest of the way to lock down the 1st ever World Championship title. Alec Harwood (UK) and Luis Oscar Mora (MEX) finished 2nd and 3rd overall.
1) Tola Morakinyo (USA) – 22 pts
2) Alex Harwood (UK) – 31 pts
3) Luis Oscar Mora (MEX) – 32 pts
The women’s competition was dominated by an international field. Camilla Salomonsson-Hellman (SWE) held on for the win and is the women’s world champion. Jayne Eadie (UK) took 2nd place while Chari Anobile (CAN) wrapped up the final podium spot. Ashley Beaver (USA) had the top finish among USA competitors.
1) Camilla Salomonsson-Hellman (SWE) – 22 pts
2) Jayne Eadie (UK) – 24 pts
3) Charli Anobile (CAN) – 32 pts
The USA Functional Fitness National Championship winners Dane Smith and Chelsea Nicholas did not compete at the iF3 World Championships.
Your first iF3 World Champions have been crowned!! Individual Females: 1) World Champion @cf_camilla (Sweden) 2) @jayneeadie (UK) 3) @cnano89 (Canada) . . . . . Individual Males: 1) World Champion @tolakinyo54 (USA) 2) @harwoodalec (UK) 3) @jrluisoscar (Mexico) . . . . . Teams: 1) World Champion @usafunctionalfitness 2) Sweden @swe3f 3) Mexico @femexfit Congratulations to all competitors! #if3 #functionalfitness #worlds2017 #ontothenext All 📷 by @adrenalineimage