Team WIT's Jamie Simmonds is about to take on her fourth individual CrossFit Games, in a very different setting. Instead of stepping out onto the CrossFit Games competition floor, her arena will instead be her home gym of CrossFit Yas in Abu Dhabi. Starting from tomorrow, qualifying Games athletes from around the world will be taking part in the remote qualifying stages of the 2020 CrossFit Games, in a pinnacle of the Games season, the likes of which we have never seen before. The stakes will be high, with only the top 5 males and top 5 females securing a spot at the in person finals, due to take place in October.
But Team WIT's Jamie Simmonds is ready for the challenge. Not only is she entering the weekend as the reigning Third Fittest Woman on Earth, but she is a true world-class, top 5 contender with a resume to prove it. With multiple podium finishes at Sanctional events, Jamie’s journey to the top is nothing short of breathtaking. After only starting CrossFit in 2013, Jamie has put on a relentless pursuit to the top of the sport. Ahead of the weekend's action we take a look back at Jamie's astonishing CrossFit journey which started from her first ever CrossFit class at her local box in Dunedin, New Zealand, and led her to the CrossFit Games Podium. There is no doubting that if Jamie wants something, she will put in the work, and go out and get it.