Last updated on June 11th, 2023 at 08:42 PM
Irish CrossFit athlete, Emma McQuaid punched her ticket to her 5th CrossFit Games at the weekend, going up against a tough field of athletes at the Europe Semifinals of the competition.
Taking place in Berlin, Germany, 60 of the fittest women in Europe went head to head over 3 days of workouts to earn one of 11 spots to the Games, taking place in Madison, Wisconsin this August.
Ending the weekend in 10th place, Emma saw her best result in workout 3 with a 5th place finish. Event 4 also saw Emma lift an 84kg Snatch, beating her Olympic Weightlifting Irish National Record for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk in the sub 71kg weight category when she competed at The Ulster Open Championships last year.
Emma commented, “This was definitely one of the toughest Semifinals I’ve competed to date, which meant it was all the more rewarding to hear my name being called out as one of the European women to secure a ticket to the Games.
Now for two months of hard work dialling everything in to bring the fittest version of myself to Madison!”
With the result, Emma also earned the title of ‘Fittest Woman in Ireland’* for an impressive 6th year in a row and will be going to Madison as one of the most experienced Games athletes in the field.