The 2020 CrossFit Open season has been hard on a lot of athletes. However, you can perhaps put Samantha Briggs at the top of that list, as she has suffered an injury, doing one of the workouts.
Briggs is one of the top CrossFit athletes in the world. She has competed in the CrossFit Games six times, to much success. Additionally, she even managed to win the Games, being crowned 2013’s World’s Fittest Woman. Therefore, she looked to take to this CrossFit Open season with similar vigor.
However, it would appear that the universe had different plans for Briggs. In a recent post to her Instagram, she explains that she suffered an injury doing the 20.4 workout. Moreover, it seems she hurt her lower leg, while completing one of the final clean and jerk reps.
This was her message:
“Challenges are what make life interesting
So this open definitely hasn’t really gone to plan
Whilst doing 20.4 the last bar felt great to clean but the jerk had other ideas (I’ll save you from that video)
We all know I’m no stranger to injuries and I’m planning on bouncing back from this too
Hopefully not too long in this 👢 taking each day as it comes … but there’s still a chance I’ll be able to compete @filthy150“
The 20.4 was just the latest in a string of really tough workouts this Open season. Briggs was not the only one to struggle with this workout. Nevertheless, she is currently sitting at 187th in the leaderboards for the Open. Subsequently, with the final workout about to begin, it seems she will not be able to qualify for the Games, using this method. Although, as she alludes to in her post, she is looking to be back in action in time for the first Sanctionals, the Filthy 150.
Samantha Briggs did not reveal the extent of her injury, so it is tough to know when she will be back. Despite that, the CrossFit community has been sending her well-wishes. On top of that, she has since posted videos doing adjusted workouts, still trying to stay in shape. As a result, time will tell if she can get healed in time for the Filthy 150.