Australian Olympic athlete, Tia Clair Toomey, has been crowned the “fittest woman on Earth” for the third year in a row, smashing the field at the World Crossfit Games in the United States on Monday.
Toomey, who previously represented Australia at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, finished with a staggering 1071 points.
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That is most impressive about this years’ performance, is that Toomey continues to widen the gap between her and her fellow competitors. In 2017, she narrowly beat second-place finisher, Kara Webb, by only two points; in 2018, she edged out Laura Horvath by 64 points. This year, she finished nearly 195 points ahead of Kristin Holte of Norway, who finished in second.
In the swim paddle, a 1000m swim and paddle event, Toomey placed ahead of all athletes, including all of the male athletes. She finished winning five events in total.
Toomey becomes the first woman in history to win three consecutive Crossfit Games, after finishing runner-up in 2015 and 2016. This means Toomey has finished on the podium of the prestigious event five years running.
Her dominance in this years’ event has stunned fans and commentators alike, who have dubbed the Aussie, a “beast of a competitor.
“What makes her so scary is that she appears to have no Achilles’ heel,” commentators Patrick Blennerhassett and Mark Agnew wrote in the South China Morning Post.
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After her triumph, Toomey paid tribute to her team, family, and her fans.
It’s pretty surreal but it definitely wouldn’t have been manageable without all you guys, so thank you very much. If it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be going into the gym every day trying to better myself.” she said in Madison, Wisconsin.
American Athlete, Mathew Fraser, 29, won the men’s contest with 984 points.
For winning the event, Toomey pocketed a tidy US$300,000 ($440,000) in prize money. Not a bad day in the office.