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Dubai Fitness Championship 2023 Results – The Full Wrap-Up

The Dubai Fitness Championship 2023 took place from the 8th to the 10th of December 2023. It featured 60 elite athletes (20 more compared to last year) – 30 men and 30 women because the tournament decided to remove the online qualifier and go from 20 to 30 directly invited competitors.

This year’s championship consisted of 3 days of full workouts that were designed to challenge the world’s fittest people in various ways.  The three main events featured a full-on obstacle race, a weightlifting competition, and a functional fitness challenge, and in the end, only two winners emerged – Roman Khrennikov and Karin Freyová from Slovakia, who earned 717 and 702 points respectively.

How The Competition Days Unfolded?

Day 1

On day one of the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship, the athletes had to go through two events that proved to be quite the challenge.

Event 1

The first one was passing the Al Rowaih obstacle course with a set time cap of seven minutes. Here, the winner from the women’s side was Claudia Gluck from France and from the men’s, Roman Khernnikov, who managed to win the entire competition.

The top 3 looked table formed: 

Men

  • Roman Khernnikov
  • Lazar Dukic
  • Ricky Gerard 

Women 

  • Claudia Gluck – 05:24
  • Shahad Budebs – 05:40 
  • Camilla Salomonsson Hellman – 05:43

Event 2 

After that, in the later hours of the day, a full-on weightlifting competition unfolded, where each athlete had three attempts of each C&J and snatch that had to be done in one minute, respectively. The person with the highest total for both would end up winning the event; in this case, it was Karin Freyova with 200 kg total in the women’s field and Bronislaw Olenkowitz with 300 kg total in the men’s competition. 

The top 3 looked table formed: 

Men

  • Bronislaw Olenkowicz – 300 kg total
  • Griffin Roelle – 300 kg total (slower times)
  • Moritz  Fiebig – 290 kg total

Women 

  • Karin Frey – 200 kg total
  • Mia Hesketh – 199 kg total
  • Manon Angonese – 197 kg total 

Day 2 

On day two of the competition, the athletes had to face three different challenges in the events. 

Event 1 

The first workout had a 12-minute time cap, and it required an athlete to complete one legless short rope climb, 10 thrusters (40 kg/30 kg), and 35 heavy double-unders. The winners in the first event for the day were Lazar Dukic from Serbia and Kyra Milligan from the USA. 

The top 3 looked like this: 

Men

  • Lazar Dukic – 11:09
  • Roman Khrennikov – 11:33 
  • Luka Dukic – 11:58

Women 

  • Kyra Milligan – CAP +374
  • Karin Frey – CAP+372
  • Elisa Fuliano – CAP+371

Event 2 

The second event of the day was an EMOM workout (every minute on the minute), which consisted of: 

  1. EMOM x 15
  2. Min 1: 25 Toes-To-Bar
  3. Min 2: 16/12 Calorie Echo Bike
  4. Min 3: Max Front Squats (95 kg / 65 kg)
  5. Min 4: Rest

The winners were Claudia Gluck from France and Lazar Dukic from Serbia. 

And the entire top 3 table formed: 

Men

  • Lazar Dukic – 10:32
  • Roman Khrennikov – 10:33 
  • Simon Mantyla – 10:35

Women 

  • Claudia Gluck- 10:43
  • Karin Frey – 10:48
  • Jacqueline Dahlstrom – 10:52

Event 3

The final event of the second day had a fitting name – Elimination, and it required the athletes to complete 15 calories on the Bike erg, 10 Burpee Box Jump Overs, and 30m Sandbag Carry (200 lbs/150 lbs) for time, with a cap of 2 minutes. The winners were Bronislaw Olenkowitz and Ingrid Hodnemyr. 

The best three athletes for each category were: 

Men

  • Bronislaw Olenkowicz – 4 + 00:59
  • Moritz Fiebig- 4+ 00:59:57
  • Ricky Garard – 4+ 01:00

Women 

  • Ingrid Hodnemyr – 4+ 01:18
  • Julia Kato – 4+ 01:18.97
  • Andrea Solberg – 4+ 01:19 

Day 3: Final 

The 10th of December was the last day of the 2023 Dubai Fitness Championship, and it featured three separate events.

Event 1 

For the first one, called the “OG Chipper,” the athletes had to perform for time (21 min cap for men, 22 min cap for women) the following exercises: 

  • 800 m Run
  • 40 A-Jumps
  • 30 Single Arm Devils Press (70 lb/50 lb)
  • 20 Deck Squats (53 lbs/35 lbs)
  • 10 Bar Muscle-Ups
  • 20 Deck Squats (53 lbs/35 lbs)
  • 30 Single Arm Devils Press (70 lb/50 lb)
  • 40 A-Jumps
  • 800 m Run

The winners here Seher Kaya from Turkey and Lazar Dukic from Serbia and the final top 3 looked like this:

Men

  • Lazar Dukic  – 17:46
  • Ricky Gerard – 17:59
  • Alex Kotoulas – 18:49 

Women 

  • Seher Kaya – 19:18
  • Andrea Solberg – 19:30
  • Karin Frey – 20:16 

Event 2

For the second event that fittingly had no name, the athletes faced another “for time” workout with a five-minute time cap that consisted of: 

  • 21-15-9
  • Power Cleans (80/50 kg)
  • 3×30 m Farmers Walk (Jerry Can)

This heart-thumping event was won by Ricky Garard from Australia and Karin Freyová from Slovakia. The other best performers formed the following top 3: 

Men

  • Ricky Gerard – CAP +55
  • Roman Khrennikov – CAP +54
  • Kalyan Ribeiro De Souza – CAP +53 

Women 

  • Karin Frey – CAP +55 
  • Andrea Solberg – CAP +55 
  • Manon Angonese – CAP+55 

Event 3

Finally, the last workout – “The Final” was kept in secret until the end, but it turned out to be yet another workout “for time” with a 10-minute cap that involved: 

  • HS Walk Course
  • 10-10 S2OH 70 lbs ring muscle-ups
  • 15 Overhead squat 60/40 kg
  • 10 ring muscle-ups
  • 15 Overhead squat 60/40 kg
  • 10-10 S2OH 70 lbs ring muscle-ups
  • HS Walk Course

Again, here the winners were Ricky Gerard from Australia and Andrea Solberg from Norway. The top 3 looked like this: 

Men

  • Ricky Gerard – 04:40
  • Roman Khernnikov – 05:30
  • Alex Kotoulas – 05:40

Women 

  • Andrea Solberg – 05:51
  • Emily Rolfe – 06:23
  • Mia Hesketh – 07:17 

The Final Scoreboard 

After three grueling days of competition, the final results looked like this: 

Individual Men

  1. Roman Khrennikov — 717 points
  2. Ricky Garard (Australia) — 628 points
  3. Lazar Đukić (Serbia) — 605 points
  4. Fabian Beneito Selles (Spain) — 557 points
  5. Aniol Ekai (Spain) — 531 points
  6. Alex Kotoulas (Greece) — 521 points
  7. Bronislaw Olenkowicz (Poland) — 466 points
  8. Moritz Fiebig (Germany) — 458 points
  9. Luka Đukić (Serbia) — 435 points
  10. Giorgos Karavis (Greece) — 403 points

Individual Women

  1. Karin Freyová (Slovakia) — 702 points
  2. Andrea Solberg (Norway) — 633 points
  3. Claudia Gluck (France) — 619 points
  4. Manon Angonese (Germany) — 552 points
  5. Elisa Fuliano (Italy) — 549 points
  6. Mia Hesketh (Sweden) — 521 points
  7. Emily Rolfe (Canada) — 520 points
  8. Seher Kaya (Turkey) — 508 points
  9. Noortje Bleeker (Netherlands) — 499 points
  10. Ingrid Hodnemyr (Norway) — 463 points

Teams

On the Final day, there was also a Team competition that had to go through quite an interesting workout. For time, with a time cap of 14 minutes, each team had to do: 

  • 21-15-9
  • Ring muscle-ups
  • Shoulder 2OH
  • 30m worm lunge (three team members)

In the end, the top 3 look like this:

  1. UAE
  2. Kuwait
  3. Bahrein 

From our media team at Torokhity, we congratulate all the winners and athletes who showed incredible performances this year and we can’t wait to see even better ones in 2024.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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