The Reykjavik CrossFit Championship wrapped up over the weekend, and some big names came out on top. On the men’s side, Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson won the event, however he had already punched his ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games when he competed in the Open, so second place finisher Hinrik Ingi Oskarsson received the Games invite.
On the women’s side, Norwegian athlete Jacqueline Dahlstrom took home the victory, although similarly to Gudmundsson, she had also already earned her spot in the Games so Hanna Karlsson, who finished in fifth place, got an official invite to the Games. Team JST also won the The Reykjavik CrossFit Championship.
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The Reykjavik CrossFit Championship was one of the 16 CrossFit Sanctionals and featured 10 scored events for individual men and women, and 11 scored events for teams.
Team JST earned their spot in the 2019 CrossFit Games with an impressive showing over the weekend led by CrossFit legend, Samantha Briggs.
Just this year alone, Briggs has won the Dubai CrossFit Championship and the Australia CrossFit Championship Sanctionals as an individual athlete, and now she can add another victory with Team JST. Invictus Boston finished in second place, followed by Sweden’s Superheroproject in third.
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🇬🇧🥇 Thank you @reykjavikcrossfitchampionship for putting on an amazing competition 💪🏻 all the volunteers and judges you kept everything running smoothly 😁 to all the other teams the competition was real & we were kept fighting until the end 👊🏻 and to all the crowd and supporters at home I love you all 😘 #crossfit #crossfitgames #sanctionals #teamJST
Jacqueline Dahlstrom came through on the final day to win the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship. Dahlstrom was able to pull ahead of young-up-and-comer Haley Adams, who was flying high after an impressive day two performance. Adams held the lead going into the final day, but Norway’s Dahlstrom dug deep and beat Adams for the top spot on the podium. Adams finished in second place and Anna Fragkou earned third. The top four finishers for the individual women all had previously earned spots to the 2019 CrossFit Games, so fifth place finisher Hanna Karlsson from Sweden got rewarded with a ticket this summer.
Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson won the men’s competition in his own home country. Gudmundsson already was crowned Iceland’s National Champion so had rightfully earned his spot to the Games, but a hometown win must have felt sweet all the same. Last year Gudmundsson finished in fifth place at the Games and is a five-time CrossFit Games competitor.
Hinrik Ingi Oskarsson picked up a second place finish and Will Mooarad earned the third spot.
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REVISED!! After a hard fought 3 day competition there were 3 men that were called to the podium🏆 _ In the men’s division, current 5th Fittest man on Earth and Iceland native, @BK_Gudmundsson, dominated the competition. Starting by winning the first event and then maintaining an excellent standing in each of the events. He had the home crowd firmly behind him and continued his excellent run in the season which has so far seen him take second place in the @DXBfitnesschamp and then again taking first place in Iceland and the second place in the world in the @CrossfitGames Open. Now with a Sanctional win added to that impressive list it is for sure that Bjorgvin Karl can be expected to give @MatFraser a real run for the ultimate title in August. Congratulations Bjorgvin 🥇 _ Coming in second and claiming the ticket to Madison is @hinrikingi Oskarsson who showed up determined, focussed and with a point to prove. He had a solid run in all the events but it was truly exciting in the end as only 2 points separated him and @WillMoorad going into the final event. Hinrik Ingi did what he needed to do and is now the 5th Icelandic son in history to qualify for the Games as an Individual. 1st male individual qualifier was Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornson, @iceland_sven in 2009 and 2010, Elvar Karlsson @elvarthorkarlsson in 2011 and Númi Katrinarson @numi80 in 2012. Congratulations Hinrik🥈 _ After an intense final day @WillMoorad narrowly missed out on the second place that would have guaranteed the invite to Madison. Will had some outstanding performances with 6 top 5 event finishes and in there one event win. Congratulations Will🥉 _ _ _ #RCC2019 #WINNERS #MEN @iseyskyr @foodspring_athletics @66north @inspiredbyiceland @roguefitness
As we continue to breeze through all of the Sanctionals, the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin this summer will be here sooner than ever.
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