Can Sara Sigmundsdottir Win the 2021 CrossFit Games?
CrossFit recently published an interesting video and article on Sara Sigmundsdottir with their new trainer Max El-Hag. They discussed Sara Sigmundsdottir, who won the CrossFit Games in 2021 and got back on the podium.
Can Sara Sigmundsdottir win the 2021 CrossFit Games?
“In this issue of Inside the Leaderboard, Tommy Marquez talks to the owner and founder of the Training Think Tank, Max El-Hag, about Sara Sigmundsdóttir’s coaching and how they are approaching the upcoming game season … from the Open to the Games. Learn how El-Hag and Sigmundsdottir are approaching the 2021 competitive season. “
Sigmundsdottir is a three-time CrossFit Open winner (2017, 2019, 2020) and a six-time CrossFit Games competitor (2015-2020). In 2015 and 2016, Sigmundsdottir finished the Games in third place.
Sigmundsdottir wanted to be on the podium again this year and has recently started working with El-Hag to prepare for the 2021 Games.
Max was born in 1986 and demonstrated his athletic skills with his first judo takedown at the age of four. As a podium wrestler at the New York State Championships and an all-state football player in high school, he played one season of Division I football at Lehigh University. After completing college sports, he tried his hand at golf, competed in Jiu Jitsu and MMA and was then enthusiastic about CrossFit. He was trained by James Fitzergeral of Opex Fitness and participated in the CrossFit Games 2010 in a team and in the CrossFit Games Regionals 2011 as an individual athlete. He then joined the organization as a trainer. Within three years his customer list grew to 60 athletes.
El-Hag believes Sigmundsdottir is capable of winning the games and recognizes the pressure associated with achieving that goal.
He says, “We have this big mountain that we want to climb, but we keep our feet on the trail just to make sure we’re better than last year.”