2022 CrossFit Games Event Nine “Hat Trick” Achievements – Turner and Malheiros take first place

2022 CrossFit Games Event Nine “Hat Trick” Achievements – Turner and Malheiros take first place

The men’s individual rankings were heating up as Fittest Man on Earth® defender Justin Medeiros bridged the gap between him and overall leader Ricky Garard for the second consecutive event. However, Roman Khrennikov, in third place overall, took a big win in the Eight event, pushing him just 21 points behind Medeiros.

Tia-Clair Toomey took fourth place in Event Eight to extend her all-time advantage over Mal O’Brien. It would be an extraordinary turn of events if Toomey somehow admits that she has led O’Brien into the last five events. However, anything is possible, as was demonstrated by Toomey’s stumbling block on Day One. Eventually, O’Brien took a three-point slice from Toomey’s overall lead.

Event nine – “Trisetta” results.

Here are the full results:

Female individual results

  1. Ellie Turner – 3: 55.94
  2. Mal O’Brien – 4: 04.66
  3. Tia Clair Toomey – 4: 08.66
  4. Danielle Brandon – 4: 08.80
  5. Kara Saunders – 4: 10.73
  6. Gabriela Migala – 4: 15.81
  7. Paige Semenza – 4: 19.35
  8. Laura Horvath – 4: 19.41
  9. Emma Lawson – 4: 20.22
  10. Amanda Barnhart – 4: 20.61

Male individual results

  1. Guilherme Malheiros – 3: 44.18
  2. Justin Medeiros – 4: 01.83
  3. Dallin Pepper – 4: 06.23
  4. Nick Matteo – 4: 07.78
  5. Brent Fikowski – 4: 08.70
  6. Lazar Djukic – 4: 08.82
  7. Roman Khrennikov – 4: 11.24
  8. Tudor Magda – 4: 12.96
  9. Jeffrey Adler – 4: 14.48
  10. Patrick Vellner – 4: 14.77

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Event nine: hat-trick

Three rounds for a total time of:

Rest four minutes between rounds.

Women: 14lb to 11ft ball, snatch 70lb dumbbell | Men: 20lb to 12ft ball, snatch 100lb dumbbell

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Event nine recap

The team of commentators identified technique and intensity as the key metrics for converting the best times. The goal was to move fast and use the four minutes between rounds to recover. The heats were such that the opposing heats took place during the rest period of the other.

Turner first managed to get past the balls of the wall to get through the snatches. He crossed the line at 1:17, eight seconds before Prevost in second place. The second battery of athletes sprinted across the pitch, with most making it to the wall balls in about 15 seconds.

Toomey tinkered with his first wall ball shot but recovered well to move smoothly for the remainder of the event. She and O’Brien moved in sync through the snags. Toomey crossed the line moments before O’Brien to win the first round.

The first heat returned to the starting line for the second round. The overall sprint along the field was about two seconds faster than the previous heat. Turner finished first on the dumbbells for a second consecutive round. He crossed the line at 1:15 am. Choi went through 10 seconds later.

According to commentator Niki Brazier, the 90-degree temperature felt “muggy” when the second round of the second heat began. Toomey, O’Brien, O’Connell, and Horvath first moved on to snatches. Toomey was two steps ahead of O’Brien, enough to cross the finish line first for the second consecutive round.

Turner aimed to make three out of three in the first heat. She passed the wall balls by 50 seconds and went to work on the snatches. She crossed the finish line first, completing the “hat-trick”. Her time in the third round was 1: 18.36.

Toomey missed his first block ball in the final round and moments later he got another missed repeat. That was the opening Mal O’Brien needed. He overcame the snags and crossed the line first, followed by Brandon.

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Men’s heats

Malheiros was the first athlete to do dumbbell snatches and crossed the line under 1:20. Pepper ran into it six seconds later alongside Greashaber. Zenoni got a time limit and was sifted through a different heat that wouldn’t allow him to compete for the higher rankings.

In the second heat, Medeiros crossed the line first at 1:20, just behind Malheiros’ time in the first heat. Garard didn’t cross until four seconds after Medeiros. The commentary team suggested that Garard was running the first round a little more cautious than he should have been. In the end he came down four seconds against Medeiros.

The athletes of the first heat returned to the ground. Fikowski increased his intensity to keep pace with Malheiros, bouncing through his balls. The duo went to snatches synchronously, but the Malheiros cycle pace was too fast to pass. Malheiros improved his round once by around six seconds.

The second round of the second heat was a race between Medeiros and Khrennikov for the first. Medeiros scored a second round victory, even though he was still slower than Malheiros. Khrennikov finished second in the round when Garard finished 10th in the heat. It looked like this event was yet another significant opportunity for Medeiros and Khrennikov to catch up on Garard in the overall standings.

Malheiros was the overall leader of the event as he rushed down the field for the third round. He was the first to get out of the rig and eliminated the snatches with dumbbells with no problem. He crossed the line to score the hat-trick and win the event. Fikowski worked hard in the event running alongside Malheiros but did not have the cycle speed in snatches to overtake the Brazilian.

Medeiros finished blocking balls with a full repetition ahead of Garard. The reigning champion wasted no time in snatches and Medeiros completed the hat-trick in the second heat. Overtaking Malheiros was not enough, but it was enough to take the absolute command of the competition from Garard.

Another on the fourth day

Event 10 is scheduled for 6:15 pm CDT. There will be a cut of the last 10 athletes in each individual division in the overall standings after event 10. The final day of competition, August 7, 2022, has three events scheduled before the coronation of Fittest on Earth®.

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