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Kelowna athlete takes top spot at Dubai CrossFit Championships

Brent Fikowski of Kelowna took the top spot at the Dubai CrossFit Championships.
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December 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Kelowna's Brent Fikowski has finished in first place at the international CrossFit championships in Dubai.

Athletes from around the world competed in one of the biggest CrossFit competitions of the year from Dec. 11 to 14. The number one male competitor at the Dubai CrossFit Championship was Kelowna’s Fikowski, who finished first overall with 949 points.

According to his biography, Fikowski has been living in Kelowna for about seven years and trains at the Kelowna CrossFit gym. Of the eleven events at the Dubai CrossFit Championship, Fikowski placed first in two events, second in two and third in three events.

The second-place competitor was also a British Columbian. Patrick Vellner trains at CrossFit Nanaimo.

The men took part in events that involved, running, biking, swimming, carrying sandbags, burpee box jumps, parallette handstand pushups, deck squats and much more. They beat out other top competitors like Russia’s Roman Khrennikov, who placed third.

At Fikowski’s last big competition, the Reebok CrossFit Games, he placed 23rd but he now has another shot at that title. The Dubai CrossFit Championship was one of the sanctioned events for the Reebok CrossFit Games, and both men are now going to participate in the games which aims to find the fittest person on earth.

On the women's side of the event, Emily Rolfe of Kamloops placed sixth overall with a score of 856. Sara Sigmundsdottir from Iceland placed first with 967 points.


What an absolutely epic experience. That tennis stadium was ELECTRIC! ?? • Finishing 6th in a stacked group of top woman is something I am proud of and I can’t wait to continue to build on my experience competing at this level with the best. • Thank you to my coach/husband for riding the surprise train with me all weekend and guiding me through the many highs and lows. #sorryididntmakeyou10kinevent10. ?? • Gotta hand it to @bicepslikebriggs. Absolute LEGEND. Nothing but mad respect for clinching that games spot. I’m confident my turn will come and this just made me even more hungry for it. ?? • Dubai, you’ve been absolutely amazing. See ya next year! ???????? . . . . . . . . #dubaicrossfitchampionship #dcc2019 #dubai #sanctionals #crossfit #athlete #canadian #canada #canadianathletes #crossfitgames #reebok #reebokcanada #compete #competition #fitness #fit #wod #workout #crossfitter #crossfitgirl #motivate #inspire #ryourogue #dxbfitness #dxbfitnesschamp

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— This story was corrected at 9:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 to clarify the title of Fikowski's gym.

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