Where to watch the CrossFit Games live
by Alberto Fernando Martínez·
All the athletes who will compete in the 2021 CrossFit Games have already qualified. For CrossFit enthusiasts who are eager to see the fittest people in the world push their physical and mental limits, we explain how to watch the CrossFit Games, which will undoubtedly be an event unmissable sporty
It will take place from July 27 to August 1. They will be able to see world-class athletes go head-to-head against their peers through a series of diverse events to claim the prestigious title of Fittest on Earth .
Qualifying for these 2021 CrossFit Games, the fitness elite tested their mettle through three grueling phases: the Open, the Quarterfinals, the Semifinals, and now, only the top level remains that only a privileged few in the world can access. More than 600 athletes will compete in the tournament, including 80 men and women individual, 80 masters and juniors, and 38 teams.
Mat Fraser's successor
The stakes are higher than ever in the men's division after reigning champion Mat Fraser retired from CrossFit following his fifth straight win at the 2020 Games. 2020 Games bronze medalist and Rookie of the Year Justin Medeiros, finalist Jeffrey Adler and 2019 runner-up Noah Ohlsen will also be in contention for the crown. Also, 2020 runner-up Samuel Kwant did not qualify this year due to a respiratory issue after an outbreak of hives, so the podium is wide open to see who will be the new champion.
Meanwhile, in the women's division, four-time champion Tia-Clair Toomey will defend her title against 2020 finalists Katrin Davíðsdóttir, Kari Pearce, Haley Adams, Brooke Wells and 2012 Fittest Woman on Earth Annie Thorisdottir. In addition, the 17-year-old Mal O'Brien will have to be closely watched in the youth division. With all this, some exciting games are outlined.
How to follow the CrossFit Games
The competition will be held at its headquarters, in Wisconsin, United States, so the time difference from the other side of the Atlantic will have to be taken into account to follow and obtain its resolution. Live streams will be available on CrossFit social media platforms like Twitch and updates will also be made via games.crossfit.com in real time. At the time of writing this article, the schedule is still to be defined.
Dubbed "the sport of fitness," CrossFit is known for merging gymnastics, weightlifting, Olympic lifting, running, rowing, and many more varieties. While the WODs for the events taking place in the competition remain under wraps, director Dave Castro has revealed that the first will involve swimming and rowing. See you there.