While this is not the person who collapsed, this unidentified CrossFitter is seen performing a snatch.
It is a common lift that we see in most weight lifting competitions. The Snatch has become a lift in most people’s routine, CrossFit and weight lifting alike. It has become so popular that it has become one of the more popular weight lifting events in the Olympics.
Performed in most competitions, especially CrossFit competitions, it is common to see people fail performing any kind of lift. Failing is one thing. Dropping the bar on the back of your head as you fall face-first is another.
That is exactly what is happening in the video posted by NINEMSN. (The accident can be seen in the attached link). The lift starts well, but you begin to see her leaning forward. It all happens so quick that she is unable to do anything about it. Unfortunately, the video does not show that happens to the girl to let us know if she was alright or if she was seriously injured.
CrossFit is not your regular workout. It takes a different kind of strength and athleticism to do some of the exercises. We wish that everyone continues their training, but that they do with cautiousness no mater what exercises they are doing.
The 13-year-old Prodigy
If this is not motivation for all women out there to get into weight lifting, I do not know what additional motivation you need.
This past month, 13-year old Taylor Dovey made a name for herself at the 2013 British Schools Weightlifting Championships at the Oldbury College of Sport. She was crowned National Champion in the snatch and the clean and jerk.
Dovey, who is coached by another gold medalists in Michaela Breeze, improved her personal bests in both lifts during the competition. She maxed at 34 kg (75 lbs) in the snatch competition and 40 kg (88 lbs) in the clean and jerk.
Her father, Jeff Dovey, is also a champion weight lifter who has been lifting since he was 12 years old and has been Taylor’s sponsor since she started.
While everybody is calling Taylor the “future of female weightlifting,” many believe that she will not be ready for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Hopefully by the 2020 Olympics, she will be competing with the best.
I look forward to seeing this young girl compete with the big girls in the Olympics. Seeing the rise of a potential superstar should be motivation enough to, not lift the way she does, but just to keep up with it and join a gym