CROSSFIT GAMES 2021 : THE EXCELLENT RESULTS OF OUR FRENCH ATHLETES
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The CrossFit® Game 2021 has just ended, and the least we can say is that France was magnificently represented this year! Focus on UNCHAINED athletes’ performances at the Games:
Lucas Heuzé and his team become the 3rd most fit team in the world!
It’s an unprecedented event: the Genas team managed to getthe 3rd place in the overall ranking of the CrossFit® Games 2021 for the Team category. They become the first French team to reach the podium!
If the results are there, nothing was decided in advance; the followers of the Lyon box had to fight until the last wod to claim their due.
From the very first day, they announced the colour and showed that they were not there to make up the numbers. After a well run first wod, the team revealed itself on the 2nd and 3rd wods, finishing 4th and 1st exæquo with CrossFit Mayhem. The 4 participants knew that the synchro gym would be their strong point, and they did everything they could to win as many points as possible and to climb in the general ranking during these events.
For the 4th and the last race of the day, the team set off with the aim of limiting the damage as much as possible: “The thruster bars were a bit heavy for Julie and Max so our objective with Caco was to give everything we had to give them as much time as possible” reveals Lucas in one of his posts. They reached their goals and finished 10th in the event, thus obtaining the 3rd place of the general classification.
DAY 2 & DAY 3
On the second day, the Genas team loses its cruising rhythm and drops 3 places in the general ranking. They started the day well by placing 4th and 15th in wods 4 and 5. But it is at the 6th event that the team is caught up by its competitors: having difficulties with the echo bike and the snatches, they finish 36th on the event.
The next day, the 4 athletes wake up motivated and focused: they know that they have already used a joker and that they no longer have the right to make mistakes. Despite a 28th position on wod 9, the Genas team had a great day and moved up one place in the overall ranking thanks to their excellent performances on wods 8 and 10 (finishing 4th in both events).
Last day. Lucas and the rest of the team know that they will have to give their best if they want to get a place on the podium. Goal: to stay top 10 to be able to do all the wods. After completing 7After finishing in 11th place in event 11, the team repeated the feat of taking first place in wod 12. They are now 3rd overall and only one wod away from the podium.
Last event. The event consists of a sequence of chest-to-bar pull-ups and lunges with a worm, and for the first time in overhead. The team stayed the course and won the second place of the final, securing with brio the 3rd place of the podium of the CrossFit® Games 2021!
Lili Deroulede in the top 10 teens 14/15 at the CrossFit® Games 2021
At only 14 years of age, our young athlete sees things in a big way and gives herself the means to do so. For her first participation in the Games, she managed to place among the best in her category and became the 9th most fit teen in the world!
Initially ranked 18th in the qualifying round, she has continued to improve her position throughout the competition. In the seventh round, she managed to snatch the 8th place and thus qualified for the final, where she took the 9th place.th place. She thus secured ninth place in the overall ranking of the 14/15 teens (and 3rd place among the 14 year olds) for her first adventure at the CrossFit® Games. The future looks promising for the young Frenchwoman!
Our athletes were not the only ones to make France shine this year. Maxime Guyon, Alexandre Jolivet, Françoise Mahier… Discover the incredible performances of all French athletes by going to the leaderboard or directly on the Instagram page of CrossFit France !
Congratulations to them and thank you for making us dream.