Thor's Daughter Crushes the Sandbag Sprint

September 11, 2009 3:00 PM

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Games09IcelandAnnieSandbag.jpgAnnie Thorisdottir was the picture of determination as she joined her countryman, Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson in clinching the number one spot in the sandbag sprint event with a time of 1:07.4. The performance was enough to jump Annie's overall standings from fifth to first, edging out Tanya Wagner as they entered the row/sledge WOD. She maintained the top spot until Wagner reclaimed it in the couplet.

Annie chased Wagner from the second position until a lack of muscle-ups cost her a place on the podium. Such astounding performances in the absence of technical programming (neither Annie or Sven had ever completed one rep of either the snatch, GHD sit up or muscle-up before the Games) makes it likely that Iceland will be a force at next years Games.

Iceland Annie crushes the sandbag sprint video ... [wmv] [mov]

4 comments on this entry.

1. Jason wrote...

September 11, 2009 5:12 PM

Two thoughts come to mind looking at the picture.

1: Now there's a get the f3ck out of my way look/sheer determination I'm going to make it to the top now get out of my way

2. My new wallpaper at work. :-)

2. Chris Ince wrote...

September 12, 2009 7:54 AM

Wow that was awesome! Annie looks like the terminator destroying that hill run. This girl is gonna be a force next year.

3. Neal Thompson wrote...

September 18, 2009 6:27 PM

I had the opportunity to Judge the Games this year and see Annie compete close up. She is simply AWESOME! Even more telling, I had more than one opportunity to talk with her backstage and her humility was inspiring. Look for her next year!

4. Justin "Thor" wrote...

September 18, 2009 8:32 PM

Yeah, she came into the Black Box a few months ago and I got to "coach" her through JT... Definitely a killing machine.