2022 Dubai Fitness Championship Event 5 Results — Claudia Gluck and Fabian Beneito Selles Open Day 2 Victorious

Beneito Selles picks up his second win of the competition, beating fellow Spaniard Aniol Ekai by one rep.

The third and final day of the 2022 Dubai Fitness Championship (DFC) started on Sunday afternoon inside the Coca-Cola Arena with a full slate of events. Four events were in tap, giving the athletes plenty of points to chase after a podium spot.

Interval workouts have been a staple of five-time “Fittest Man on Earth” Mathew Fraser’s training, and he has incorporated that into his HWPO programming. So when he collaborated with the DFC organizers for an event, it was only natural to include such a workout in the competition.

Event Five Results — “Fast Like an Oryx”

This triplet pushed the heart rate throughout the three and half minute workout, with a built-in one-minute rest. Controlling that heart rate throughout four rounds is crucial. The shuttle runs build it up while the burpee box jumps spike it. The dumbbell thrusters test how long you can go while redlined.

Men’s Results

  1. Fabian Beneito Selles — 63 reps
  2. Jonne Koski — 62 reps (T-second)
  3. Aniol Ekai — 62 reps (T-second)
  4. Luka Vunjak — 60 reps
  5. Alex Kotoulas — 56 reps
  6. Luka Đukić — 52 reps
  7. Javier Gonzalez — 50 reps (T-seventh)
  8. Lazar Đukić — 50 reps (T-seventh)
  9. Victor Hoffer — 50 reps (T-seventh)
  10. Brent Fikowski — 49 reps (T-10th)
  11. Reggie Fasa — 49 reps (T-10th)
  12. Briant Guillaume — 48 reps
  13. Moritz Fiebig — 46 reps
  14. Vladimir Sechin — 45 reps
  15. Damián Martínez Satorres — 44 reps
  16. Michal Wesolowski — 42 reps
  17. Nikita Yundov — 40 reps
  18. Giorgos Karavis — 33 reps
  19. Khan Porter 13 reps
  20. Simon Mäntylä — Withdrew

Women’s Results

  1. Claudia Gluck — 52 reps
  2. Lena Richter — 51 reps
  3. Jamie Simmonds — 49 reps (T-third)
  4. Oihana Moya Oliver — 49 reps (T-third)
  5. Emily Rolfe — 47 reps
  6. Aoife Burke — 46 reps
  7. Valentina Magalotti — 45 reps
  8. Matilde Øyen Garnes — 43 reps
  9. Karin Freyova — 41 reps (T-ninth)
  10. Seher Kaya — 41 reps (T-ninth)
  11. Hanna Karlsson — 40 reps (T-11th)
  12. Manon Angonese — 40 reps (T-11th)
  13. Freya Moosbrugger — 38 reps
  14. Andrea Solberg — 36 reps (T-14th)
  15. Maria Längfors — 36 reps (T-14th)
  16. Ella Kanona Wunger — 34 reps
  17. Dana Paran — 33 reps (T-17th)
  18. Valentina Rangel — 33 reps (T-17th)
  19. Aimee Cringle — 32 reps
  20. Tayla Howe — 15 reps

[Related: 2022 Dubai Fitness Championship Event 3 Results — Karin Freyova Victorious, Luka Đukić Joins the Winner’s Circle]

2022 DFC
Image via Patrick Clark

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Event Five Workout — “Fast Like an Oryx”

Four sets — 2:30 on, 1:00 off.  Buy-in each round:

  • 10 Shuttle runs
  • 10 Burpee box jumps

Men: 24-inch box | Women: 20-inch box

Followed by:

First 40 reps: Men: 70-pound dumbbells | Women: 50-pound dumbbells. Rep 41 through the end of workout: Men: 50-pound dumbbells | Women: 35-pound dumbbells.

Men’s Event Highlights

Young Spaniard Aniol Ekai jumped out to the lead from the start and was the first athlete to make it to the 50-pound dumbbells, and he appeared to have the event win in hand. However, the experienced athletes had something to say on the matter. 

Fellow Spaniard Fabian Beneito Selles kept working till the final buzzer. At the same time, Ekai stopped to celebrate with five seconds remaining, not knowing Selles had caught, and eventually passed him by one rep. In fact, Games veteran Jonne Koski also caught up with Ekai and tied him with 62 reps.

Serbian Luka Vunjak won the first heat with 60 reps, good enough for fourth, followed by Alex Kotoulas to round out the top five.

Claudia Gluck became the first woman to win an event from the first heat as she finished with 52 reps. With a target on her back, she had to watch the final heat try to beat her.

Kiwi Jamie Simmonds gave it a shot but came up three reps short and finished third, tied with Oihana Moya. CrossFit Oslo’s Lena Richter pushed Gluck during the opening heat and finished with 51 reps to earn her runner-up honors. Emily Rolfe placed fifth with 47 reps.

The competition will be live-streamed on the Dubai Fitness Championship YouTube channel. Stay tuned to BarBend’s event coverage and results page to keep up-to-date on the happenings of the 2022 Dubai Fitness Championship.

Featured image via Patrick Clark.