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2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Countdown feat. Tuomas Vainio, Samantha Briggs and Ditte Jacobsen

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From all over Europe 3 men, 3 women and 3 teams are getting ready to face the challenge and compete in the next CrossFit Games in LA 29th to 31st of July. Today’s interview feature Tuomas Vainio, Samantha Briggs and Ditte Jacobsen (Team Butcher’s Garage). 

Athletes:
TUOMAS VAINIO

Games Open placement: 2 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 1st

Games experience (year/placement)? none

SAMANTHA BRIGGS

Games Open placement: 2 (Europe)

European Regionals placement: 2nd 

Games experience (year/placement)? 2010 / 19

DITTE JACOBSEN


Games Open placement: 2nd (Team Butcher’s Garage)

European Regionals placement: 2nd 

Games experience (year/placement)? Yes 2009, 42nd (CrossFit Copenhagen)

Questions:

  • How was your reaction when you found out that you had qualified for the Games?

Tuomas: I realized that the journey continues and of course it encrease motivation.

Samantha: I have been training really hard since the 2010 games, and focusing just on CrossFit since the New Year so I was please to see that my efforts had paid off.

Ditte: After the las workout I was sure that we had just missed it. Then I saw the look on Nicholas’ face and I just started screaming 🙂

  • How have you been training since the Regionals?

Samantha: I have kept my training the same since the Regionals up until now – with just over a week to go I won’t be doing any max lifts I’ll mainly be concentrating on form and technique.

Tuomas: I have decrease power lifting work out and have focused endurance

Ditte: I have been doing more CrossFit and less weightlifting than I usually do. And team workouts with the others every week.

  • Do you have any ambitions in terms of placement?

Samantha: I would love to finish top 10 this year – I know it’s going to be hard as I’ve improved this last year so has everyone else!!!

Tuomas: Each of the scalp is a plus ;)🙂

Ditte: I have no idea what to expect , I want to participate in as many events as possible!

  • Which kind of event do you hope to see?

Samantha: I would love an event that tests the endurance side – a nice 5km run! a Swim? or even a Hero style WOD that see’s us working up to the 30 min mark???

Tuomas: Variety of the games. Some kind of leg power test

Ditte: I hope to see an event that involves all the team-members and furthermore an event with some kind of weightlifting component.

  • Who do you think will win the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games?

Samantha: I think that for the guy’s and the girls it’ll be last years 2nd places coming back hungry for that win! So Fronning & Iceland Annie!

Tuomas: Rich Froning or Mikko Salo

Ditte: I really hope to see the European athletes on the podium!

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