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Tia-Clair Toomey, Justin Medeiros Win 2022 CrossFit Games


Tia-Clair Toomey, Justin Medeiros Win 2022 CrossFit Games

Toomey is now the winningest Individual athlete in the Games’ history.

Tia-Clair Toomey and Justin Medeiros are the 2022 CrossFit Games champions. For Toomey, it’s her unprecedented sixth consecutive CrossFit Games title. The Australian athlete is now the winningest Individual competitor in the Games’ history, surpassing five-time Fittest Man on Earth® Mat Fraser. With two more event wins during this year’s edition of the Games, Toomey also extends her existing record for the most CrossFit Games event wins of all time to 35.

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As for the 23-year-old Medeiros, the now two-time reigning Fittest Man on Earth® follows in the footsteps of some of his accomplished peers. A year after becoming the youngest man to ever win the CrossFit Games, he is now the fifth person to win the prestigious contest multiple times. Toomey, Fraser, Rich Froning Jr., and Annie Thorisdottir are the other Individuals to notch that achievement. 

Here are the top 10 finishers in the Women’s and Men’s Divisions at the 2022 CrossFit Games:

Individual Women

Tia-Clair Toomey [Australia] — 1,158 points | 2022 Fittest Woman on Earth®
Mallory O’Brien [USA] — 1,045 points
Laura Horvath [Hungary] — 981 points
Danielle Brandon [USA] — 937 points
Brooke Wells [USA] — 904 points
Emma Lawson [Canada] — 893 points
Kara Saunders [Australia] — 890 points
Gabriela Migala [Poland] — 868 points
Haley Adams [USA] — 867 points
Alexis Raptis [USA] — 859 points

Individual Men

Justin Medeiros [USA] — 1,184 points | 2022 Fittest Man on Earth®
Roman Khrennikov [Russia] — 1,157 points
Ricky Garard [Australia] — 1,068 points
Samuel Kwant [USA] — 975 points
Jeffrey Adler [Canada] — 950 points
Patrick Vellner [Canada] — 892 points
Jayson Hopper [USA] — 887 points
Lazar Đukić [Serbia] — 850 points
Björgvin Karl Gudmundsson [Iceland] — 841 points
Guilherme Malheiros [Brazil] — 831 points

[Related: 2022 CrossFit Games Age Group Results]

Tia-Clair Toomey’s 2022 CrossFit Games Performance

After a relatively slow start by her high standards, Toomey rebounded quite well through the rest of the Games. The 29-year-old placed out of the top 10 just twice throughout the entire competition. She also notched five event results that were at least in the top five, including a victory in the jerk segment of “Shuttle to Overhead,” which was the equivalent of a full event’s worth of points. That result helped propel the athlete back into prime position for the overall Games title.

Mal O’Brien had led the overall leaderboard after each of the first two days of the competition before Toomey eventually surged past her with consistency. 

Bike to Work: 2nd, 38:26.64
Shuttle to Overhead (Run): 2nd, 7:08.14
Shuttle to Overhead (Jerk): 1st, 18 reps
Skill Speed Medley: 23rd, 23 pt
Elizabeth Elevated: 12th, CAP+3
The Capitol: 8th, 34:08.32
Up and Over: 2nd, 13:09.31
Echo Press: 5th, 7:29.07
Rinse N’ Repeat: 7th, 151 calories
Hat Trick: 3rd, 4:01.83
Sandbag Ladder: 5th, 330 pounds
The Alpaca: 5th, 6:46.48
Back Nine: 2nd, 1:16.08
Jackie Pro: 10th, 9:47.28

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[Related: 2022 CrossFit Games Adaptive Division Results]

Justin Medeiros’s 2022 CrossFit Games Performance 

The start of the competition similarly got off somewhat slow for Medeiros in his quest for a repeat title. Eventual third-place finisher Ricky Garard actually led after the first two days of the contest. Eventually, Medeiros plugged away with consistent solid finishes that vaulted him past the rest of the Men’s division. Throughout the entire competition, Medeiros took home 11 top-10 event results. Notably, he closed well with at least a top-five position in each of the last five events of this year’s Games

Bike to Work: 3rd, 36:53.65
Shuttle to Overhead (Run): 18th, 7:12.80
Shuttle to Overhead (Jerk): 5th, 16 reps
Skill Speed Medley: 3rd, 3 pt
Elizabeth Elevated: 9th, 11:22.64
The Capitol: 3rd, 35:11.29
Up and Over: 1st, 11:58.92
Echo Press: 2nd, 7:45.28
Rinse N’ Repeat: 4th, 130 calories
Hat Trick: 3rd, 4:05.12
Sandbag Ladder: 9th, 210 pounds
The Alpaca: 17th, 9:34.20
Back Nine: 3rd, 1:32.82
Jackie Pro: 4th, 8:26.34

Heading into the 2023 CrossFit season, there could be a significant shift on the Women’s side of the proceedings. After becoming the winningest individual athlete in the Games’ history, Toomey may well decide to retire while she sits on top of the sport, as Fraser did before her. Her potential departure could leave an opening for rising stars like O’Brien and Emma Lawson. On the Men’s side of things, after joining a very exclusive club, the youthful Medeiros will likely vie for the legendary three-peat. Whether any of his peers can topple the defending two-time Fittest Man on Earth® is a question the sport won’t have an answer for until next summer. 

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