Kristof Horvath, the unofficial 2020 CrossFit Open Hungarian National Champion, was hit by a speeding car while riding his bike to the gym on November 13th. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital where it was determined his collar bone had been dislocated. Additional tests, including an MRI, are being conducted today for any potential ligament damage. Further evaluation will determine if there will be any potential need for surgery.
At the scene of the incident was Josh Singleton, a level 3 CrossFit coach, and Jacqueline Dahlstrøm, a teammate of Hovath’s at the Dubai CrossFit Championship. They both accompanied Horvath in the ambulance.
In Horvath’s Instagram post explaining the event, he is seen laying in bed, hooked up to an IV, with a sling on his right arm gesturing toward the camera. He writes,
“Life’s funny. Yesterday I unofficially qualified to my first CrossFit Games achieving a lifetime goal and dream.
And today I got hit by a car riding to the gym. I won’t know much until tomorrow but I’m glad it hasn’t happened before redo day.”
Horvath came onto the CrossFit scene in 2013. Along with being the this year’s Open winner in Hungary, Horvath claimed that title in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Horvath ranked 184th worldwide in 2019 and currently sits in 415th on the 2020 Open overall leaderboard. (CrossFit HQ has not yet officially named 2020 Open National Champions.)
Last year, he was the Hungarian National Champion runner-up, finished in the top 10 at the Reykjavik CrossFit Championships, and took 4th at the Asia CrossFit Championships. If officially deemed Hungarian National Champion for the 2020 Open, it would be Horvath’s first CrossFit Games.
Horvath still aims to compete in the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, pending that he’s officially named the Hungarian National Champion, as an individual athlete. While waiting on test results and potential rehab timeline, he and appears to remain in high spirits.
Feature image from Kristof Horvath Instagram. Original photo credit: @wodandpix