The sport of CrossFit incorporates skills from several other sports, one of which is weightlifting. Weightlifting events (Snatch / Clean & Jerk) are often staples in CrossFit competitions, which is why some athletes have developed mind-blowing skills in these events. Laura Horvath is one of them, as the 2023 Fittest Woman On Earth decided to use her offseason as an opportunity to switch to weightlifting. So, she took part in the 76-kilogram weight class of the 2023 Hungarian Weightlifting Championships. Laura ended up becoming the National champion, but she also managed to set a Hungarian Clean & Jerk Record.
The first event that Laura Horvath took on was the Snatch, where she had all three successful attempts, according to an Instagram statement by CrossFit Games. She maxed out at 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds), which came out to 1.25x her bodyweight.
After a successful outing in the first event, Laura Horvath moved on to the Clean & Jerk. The second event proved to be even better for her, since her heaviest lift came out to 120 kilograms (264.6 pounds). This was enough for Laura to set a brand new Hungarian Clean & Jerk Record, surpassing the one she set in March.
Laura Horvath’s Performance
- Snatch: 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds)
- Clean & Jerk: 120 kilograms (264.6 pounds) — U76KG Hungarian National Record
- Total: 215 kilograms (474 pounds)
Watch the lifts here:
Laura Horvath has had an incredible past 12 months, and some of it can definitely be attributed to her weightlifting prowess. The Hungarian CrossFitter first made use of the fact that Tia-Clair was not competing at the 2022 Rogue Invitational and thus became only the second woman in history to win the competition.
Horvath then continued preparing for the 2023 CrossFit season and put up incredible results throughout all stages of it. So, when the time came for the 2023 CrossFit Games, Laura brought in an impressive fitness level and managed to become the Fittest Woman On Earth. She then put out a motivational message, embracing her role model responsibilities.
Most recently, the time came for Laura Horvath to defend her Rogue Invitational title. However, this time she had to face Tia-Clair Toomey. Well, even the winningest individual in CrossFit could not stop Laura, who went on to claim her second consecutive Rogue Invitational title.
Having successfully defended her title at the Rogue Invitational, Laura Horvath will hope to do the same at the 2024 CrossFit Games. The CrossFit season will begin on February 29th, but Laura is already extremely active despite being a few months out. So, while she did dedicate some time to weightlifting, Laura has revealed via an Instagram post that she is back to her regularly scheduled programming now.