Annie Mist Thorisdottir from Iceland won the CrossFit world championships over the weekend in Los Angeles and has now been personally congratulated by President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.
In his letter, the president states that Annie Mist Thorisdottir has shown young people how far it is possible to go with discipline, training and determination.
President Grimsson went on to write that it is really important for the youth of Iceland to have such a role model.
Annie Mist won the CrossFit world title at the weekend, including ISK 30 million in prize money. She won three out of ten events and came third in four events; putting her on 842 points — 43 points ahead of Kristan Clever from the USA who came in second.
DV reports that Annie Mist came second in last year’s world championship and signed a sponsorship deal earlier this year with Reebok.
Wikipedia states about CrossFit: “CrossFit is a strength and conditioning brand that combines weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics, powerlifting, kettlebell training, plyometrics, rowing, and medicine ball training. CrossFit contends that a healthy, fit person requires proficiency in each of ten general physical skills: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. It defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains and says its program achieves this by provoking neurologic and hormonal adaptations across all metabolic pathways.”