After six spectacular events the Helsinki Showdown ends its first edition with a men’s podium with Jonne Koski from CrossFit ® Varasto (Fin) on the highest step meanwhile Kevin Jurs and Simon Nybacka finish at second and third place. Among women Julie Abildgaard wins and Thuri Erla from CrossFit ® Sport and Mikaela Norman got second and third place, respectively.
It starts immediately with the first Wod ” Elisabeth ” and continue with ” Beeping Squat & Press until the decisive last couplet Wod : 10 Muscle Up Bar, 10 Squat Snacth 90 / 60kg, 10 Muscle Up Bar ( Time cup 5min) 2 min rest 20 Pistol 24 / 16Kg (alternating), 10 Clean & Jerk 110 / 80Kg, 20 Pistol 24 / 16Kg (alternating) . Surely it has been an exhausting sequence but athletes were absolutely at top level condition.
The organisation by Crossfit ® Basement has chosen an impressive venue and the Helsinki Ice Hall hosted this new competition fully supplied with Xenios USA® equipment. It has been a big success thanks to a broad participation of all best Athletes who joined it from north Europe. With a total prize money of 30,000 Euros this Finnish challenge proved to be one of the most important in the competitive landscape.
Only the top 100 athletes have passed the selections provided by 3 Wods that led them to the final held on 10th October.The excellent organization of the event allowed the day of competition to take place with no surprises or setbacks. Do not miss then the 2016 edition because expectations are very high and the level will guarantee a great show and a lot of emotions.