A Ringing Success

By Mike Warkentin

In Athletes, CrossFit Games

November 06, 2009

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Muscle-ups knocked Annie Mist Thorisdottir out of the 2009 CrossFit Games. Mike Warkentin reports that Thorisdottir is confident the movement won’t be a problem again.

“DNF—first muscle-up!”

That was what appeared on Annie Mist Thorisdottir’s scorecard when judge Chuck Carswell brought it to the scorer’s table after the final women’s WOD at the 2009 CrossFit Games.

Moments earlier, the 19-year-old from Iceland had failed to finish the gruelling chipper but had managed to inspire the entire crowd by getting her very first muscle-up in one of the Games’ most memorable moments.

After the Games, Thorisdottir vowed she would learn the muscle-up, and when she appeared unannounced at a Level 1 Cert in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 24, the CrossFit Journal asked her about her blossoming skills. Speaking via a video link-up from the sunny SoCal city, Thorisdottir explained that it took some time to get better at the gymnastics movement.

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3 Comments on “A Ringing Success”

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Good story, good muscle-up in the video, and the more the elbows get brought in, the less kip she'll need, and it will be even better. I'm sure she'll have them down by 2010.

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This girls is incredible strong. She is a serious contender for next year Crossfit Games. I just wish they make a lot more articles and videos about this girl and the champions Tanya and Mikko.

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I know Dottir is Icelandic for daughter. I am going to assume that Thoris means of -or- from Thor (the god of thunder). With her strength and outstanding performance in the games, I'm convinced she IS Thor's daughter.

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