The current Second Fittest Woman on Earth™ Kara Saunders was the only CrossFit® athlete, male or female, to break the 200-rep barrier in the 18.5 Open workout.
Saunders, who recently changed her name from Kara Webb after marrying Matt Saunders, pulled off an astonishing 201 reps at CrossFit Kova in Brisbane, Australia. As a reminder, this is the workout:
AMRAP in 7-minutes
3 Thrusters (100/65 lb) & 3 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
6 Thrusters (100/65 lb) & 6 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
9 Thrusters (100/65 lb) 9 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
If you complete 9, complete a round of 12, then go on to 15, and so forth.
Score: Reps Completed
Watch Saunders’ set the world standard below.
She posted a shorter clip of the workout to her Instagram with a caption wrapping up her thoughts on the Open.
That’s a wrap. Just a few things I learned this year.
Owning an affiliate and trying to be the best in the world is hard.
@crossfit_kova members are very patient and understanding
Tantrums are not productive and make you feel like shit
The @concept2au Bike Erg is amazing to deal with frustration and anger
My hubby is my rock. I would crumble to pieces without him carrying me.
When you own a gym you carefully place your bar on the ground in an Open workout because you pay the bills (see video)
@romwod is an epic way to prep you for calm assertive comp WOD’s.
Despite all of the emotions and often falling short of your expectations it’s just exercise!!! It’s alllll good and by simply just trying your best you are a straight up winner.
The best men’s score was 198 reps, completed by the reigning Fittest Man on Earth™ Mat Fraser. Josh Bridges came second with 191 reps, and the two of them captured their workout on camera at CrossFit Mayhem.
Overall, Saunders came second worldwide in the Open with 193 points, right behind Cassidy Lance-Mcwherter’s winning 189 points. She came second in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. We’re looking forward to her performance this year.
Featured image via @karawebb1 on Instagram.