“The goal is to go to the Games in 2012 and be in even better shape,” Annie Thorisdottir says.
“I didn’t really know CrossFit,” she says of her first Games in 2009. Thorisdottir had only been CrossFitting for a couple of months prior to competing, and afterwards she didn’t know if she would be back.
Now, Thorisdottir is head over heels for the sport of fitness.
“My life kind of revolves around CrossFit,” she says. “CrossFit is such a huge part of my life, and I really enjoy everything that I’m doing now and getting all the opportunities that I’m getting.”
Despite her success, Iceland Annie says she hasn’t let her fame go to her head.
“I just always watch out that I stay myself—no matter what,” she says.
Thorisdottir says she’s maturing mentally through her Games experiences and is becoming more confident in speaking English. Her commitment to CrossFit has also grown.
“I always get the feeling I just want to go again. I’m kind of looking forward to the Games next year already,” she says.
Additional reading: A Ringing Success by Mike Warkentin, published Nov. 6, 2009.