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Yesterday we posted “A Decade of Consecutive Games Qualifications” chronicling the careers of Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, Cole Sager and Noah Ohlsen as they make their tenth consecutive trip to the Games this month.
Alongside these men, Katrin Davidsdottir became the fourth woman in CrossFit women’s history to record ten qualifications to the Games this year joining Annie Thorisdottir (12), Rebecca Voigt Miller (10), and Kara Saunders (10).
History of Competition Finishes
Katrin has competed in 39 competitions in her 12 year career.
|2021||14th||47th / 3rd||10th|
|2022||138th||55th / 6th*||–|
|2023||95th||67th / 2nd||TBD|
*Katrin placed 3rd at the 2022 Last Chance Qualifier following her 6th place finish at the Strength in Depth Semifinal.
|Fittest in Cape Town||2019||1st|
|The Rogue Invitational||2019||4th|
|The Rogue Invitational||2020||13th|
|The Rogue Invitational||2021||15th|
In 12 CrossFit Opens, Katrin has averaged an overall finish of 42.4 with only two of those Open finishes being outside of the top-100 (2014 and 2022).
The CrossFit Games
|Best Finish||1st (2)|
|Top 10 Finishes||7|
Katrin has finished in each place in the top five, as well as twice below 20th place. Disregarding her first two trips to the Games, her average finish is 3.7.
CrossFit Games Top-10 Finishes
If Katrin earns another top-10 finish overall at the Games, we’d expect to see six or seven event finishes in 10th or better with the majority of them being fifth or better.
CrossFit Games Event Top 3s
|Pedal to the Metal 2 (2015)||Snatch Speed Ladder (2015)||Cyclocross (2017)|
|Double DT (2016)||Heavy DT (2015)||Crit (2018)|
|Handstand Walk (2016)||Murph (2016)||The Battleground (2018)|
|The Plow (2016)||The Separator (2016)||Two-Stroke Pull (2018)|
|Strongman’s Fear (2017)||Bicouplet 2 (2018)||Aeneas (2018)|
|2223 Intervals (2017)||Corn Sack Sprint* (2020)||Split Triplet (2019)|
|Fibonacci (2018)||Toes-to-Bar/Lunge* (2020)||Snatch Speed Triple* (2020)|
|Chaos (2018)||Atalanta* (2020)||Happy Star* (2020)|
|Ringer 1 (2019)||Swim ‘n’ Stuff* (2020)|
|Ringer 2 (2019)||Sprint Sled Sprint* (2020)|
|Nasty Nancy (2020)|
|Handstand Hold* (2020)|
|Ranch Trail Loop* (2020)|
All of Katrin’s top-three finishes came in the years following her first Games miss in 2014. With zero top-three finishes in 2021, we will have to wait and see if her failure to qualify for the Games in 2022 will be enough motivation to catapult her back into the fight for the top.
*Note that in the events from 2020 with an asterisks next to them that only five athletes were in the field.
A History of Individual Performance
Total Events Competed In – 298
Total Wins – 35
Top 10 Finish Rate – 53.0%
Ordered Modality Proficiency – M, W, G
Best Single Modality – M
Best Couplet – MG
Best Triplet – GGM
Best Event # of a Competition – Second to last event
Best Weightlifting Equipment – Kettlebell/Dumbbell
Worst Weightlifting Equipment – Barbell
*M= Monostructural, W= Weightlifting, G= Gymnastics
Will History Repeat Itself?
Katrin solidified herself in CrossFit Games history back in 2015 with her first CrossFit Games win and again in 2016 with her second win. Everything she’s done since then has demonstrated her dedication to chase excellence, to overcome setbacks, to put her head down and work. After all, her ten Games appearances aren’t consecutive.
Katrin failed to qualify in 2014 then placed 2nd in 2015 Regionals and went on to win back-to-back CrossFit Games Championships. Fast forward to present day, she failed to qualify in 2022 then placed 2nd in 2023 North America West Semifinals. Which begs the question: could we see a repeat of the 2015 Games Katrin?