Top-ranked Bolton athlete Kathy Ljubicic has he sights set on the CrossFit Games.
In 2013, Ljubicic was ranked first in Canada, and fifth in the world. But a back injury forced her to sit out most of last year.
Now she's back and 2015 has begun on a high note. She recently won her age category at the NorCal Masters competition, a tune up that told her she’s ready for a big 2015.
“I feel better now, I’m much stronger, my back is better,” she said. “I’ve got little things, but being 45 now, that’s just the way it goes.”
She got into CrossFit – constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity – when owner of CrossFit Bolton, Alex Possamai saw her working out at a gym and noticed her potential, asking her to do a workout at his gym and try out the new fitness regime.
“I was hooked, immediately,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, because it’s functional movements, we train you how to move your body correctly.”
The 45-year-old CrossFit coach begins qualifying rounds this week. It requires competing in “The Open.” Five workouts are released for five consecutive weeks, and the athletes have four days to complete each. A qualified judge rates their performance and their score gets entered into a database. Videotapes are produced as well, should coordinators want to verify something.
After the five workouts, the top 200 athletes from around the world have to do an extra four workouts.
Out of those 200 competitors, 20 are chosen to compete in the CrossFit games.
The CrossFit games are in July in Carson, California.
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