Sigmundsdottir Leads Strength In Depth Sanctional After Day 1

Sara Sigmundsdottir at the 2019 CrossFit Strength in Depth Sanctional.

Heading into the weekend, Sara Sigmundsdottir and Jamie Greene were the two favorites to take the London-based Sanctional, Strength In Depth. After four events on Day 1, Sigmundsdottir holds a 20-point lead over Greene. Dani Speegle sits in 3rd.

The first event was the CrossFit Open’s 19.1 workout. Sigmundsdottir blitzed the field finishing with 350 reps, or just over 9 full rounds. Greene and Speegle tied with 330 reps.

The second event was a 10-round triplet of 4 bar muscle-ups, 8-meter unbroken handstand walk and 12 hang dumbbell snatches. This time Greene held off Sigmundsdottir and Speegle.

Events 3 and 4 were back-to-back with just one minute rest between. Athletes started with three attempts to find a 1RM snatch in Event 3. A minute later, athletes raced through 20 calories on the Assault Bike and 30 clean and jerks (or Grace).

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In the spirit of the @crossfitgames Open, Event 1 for the elite individuals is 19.1. Owned by four-times Games athletes, @sarasigmunds won the event 20 reps clear of @dellespeegle and @jgreenewod This solid performance takes her to the top of the current submitted scores on the Open leaderboard. Will she hold onto this lead this weekend and gain an invite to the 2019 Reebok @crossfitgames ? Event 1 – 19.1⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1st Sara Sigmundsdottir (350 reps) 🇮🇸 2nd Dani Speegle (330 reps) 🇺🇸 2nd Jamie Greene (330 reps) 🇳🇿 3rd Emma McQuaid (324 reps) 🇮🇪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @petewilliamsonphotography @crossfitgames @noccouk @eleiko_uk @eleikosport @wheyduk @rxbar #uk @WIT.fitness @geometriktarget @reebokuk #CFSiD #crossfitgames #fittestonearth #sanctional

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Dani Speegle won Event 3 after hitting a 100kg (220 lbs) snatch. Sigmundsdottir took 2nd with a 95kg snatch. Greene only hit 80kg, good for 5th in the event.

Minutes later, Sigmundsdottir displayed her power on the Assault Bike and with a heavy barbell. Sigmundsdottir went touch-and-go the entire way for her second event win of the day. Greene took 2nd while Speegle finished 4th.

Standings after Day 1:
1) Sara Sigmundsdottir (388)
2) Jamie Greene (368)
3) Dani Speegle (366)
4) Emma McQuaid (324)
5) Jessica Griffith (304)

There are three events remaining on Sunday. With just the winner advancing to the CrossFit Games, look for these three to battle back and forth tomorrow. Stay tuned to The Barbell Spin for the latest updates of the CrossFit Games season.

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