It is finally here. The 2023 CrossFit Open kicks off this Thursday, February 16th, at 9 pm Central European Time. Check out how to watch CrossFit open workout 23.1 live announcement here.
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The CrossFit Open is a three-week online competition that unites the CrossFit community around the world, with people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels taking part.
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Now in its 13th edition, the workouts to be completed will be announced live weekly on Thursdays. Workouts are identified by the year and order they appear in (e.g., 23.1 is the year 2023 and .1 is the first workout) and participants across the globe have until the following Monday at 5 p.m. PT to complete the workout and submit their scores.
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How to Watch CrossFit Open Workout 23.1 Live Announcement
You will be able to watch the CrossFit Open workout 23.1 live announcement through CrossFit Games’ official website, on their official app, or in the videos below.
This year, the announcement will be available in four different languages:
- What: CrossFit Open workout 23.1 live announcement
- When: Thursday, February 16
- What time: 9 p.m. CET / Noon PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. AEDT (Friday, February 17)
- Where: Madrid, Spain
- How: on Games.CrossFit.com or the livestream above
- Who: Gabriela Migala vs Laura Horvath; Lazar Dukic vs Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson
Athlete Match Up
At Caja Magica Stadium, some of the fittest European CrossFit athletes will take centre stage to kick off the season: Laura Horvath, Gabriela Migala, Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson and Lazar Đukić. In the stadium will also be members from Full CrossFit, CrossFit Wezone PAC, and CrossFit Coraje.
Laura Horvath vs Gabriela Migala
Hungarian Laura Horvath and Polish athlete Gabriela Migala were the only European female athletes to finish in the top 10 at the CrossFit Games last year. Horvath finished 3rd while Migala placed 8th.
The year before, Horvath came in 2nd and Migala 6th, cementing their place among the Fittest on Earth two years in a row. The Hungarian athlete also won last year’s Rogue Invitational.
Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson vs Lazar Đukić
In the men’s head-to-head battle, we will see the powerhouse Icelandic athlete BK Gudmundsson take on the rising star from Serbia Lazar Dukic.
As with the women’s, these two athletes were the only Europeans to feature within the top 10 Fittest on Earth last year at the Games. Dukic came out in 8th and Gudmundsson finished 9th.
Dukic has been to the Games only twice. 2021 was his first take on the test where he made an impact – 9th overall and the honouring title of Rookie of the Year.
Gudmundsson has more experience in the Games than his competitor, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy for the Icelandic athlete. He’s taken part in the Games every year since 2014. His best placement, to date, was in 2015 and 2019 where he got the bronze medal.
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2023 CrossFit Open
Now in its 13th edition, the CrossFit Open is a three-week online fitness competition that unites the worldwide CrossFit community. It marks the start of the 2023 CrossFit Games competitive season and is the first step towards qualifying for the CrossFit Games.
This year’s Open runs from February 16 through to March 6, with workouts released weekly every Thursday. There are a total of 37 divisions (based on age, gender, and ability) and three different tracks to follow: RX, scaled, and foundations.
The Open is for everyone!
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