The CrossFit Games leaderboard is still shifting for the 2016 Masters Qualifier, so the final placings are not yet set. But what we do know is that Kim absolutely CRUSHED the four events this weekend, and ended the Qualifiers in style on Monday with an Event 1 re-do which earned her a 30+ second PR... on her birthday! Some of the evening classes celebrated with her by enjoying some (gluten free, haha) Kara's Cupcakes.
Kim (as of this writing) also currently has the 4th place worldwide score in Event 4, the nasty bar burpee /OHS/muscle-up workout. Sadly, that event did not have a tiebreaker time (come on CF Games, WTF?!) so her domination on the muscle-ups (she finished all 21 reps with over 7 minutes to spare under the time cap) doesn't get the overall scoring benefit that it should since every athlete who got exactly zero muscle-ups - and there were a lot of them - all tied for the same placing (i.e. not much separation in scoring to help Kim out). But that's the way the bumper plate bounces sometimes. Nevertheless, a phenomenal performance on a very challenging workout.
Perhaps the coolest moment of the weekend was Kim's HUGE deadlift 1RM in Event 2. She pulled 251 pounds for a 26 pound all-time PR... just about 2.5 times her bodyweight! Simply amazing.
What an inspirational performance by one of the toughest athletes we've had the privilege to know. Great work, Kim - and HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS to you!
WOD for 04-26-16:
Back Squat (Week 3, Day 1):
6x2 @ 80%
4 Rounds for Time:
21 Kettlebell Swings @ 53/35 lbs
12 Box Jumps @ 24/20 in