Mahadeo, Zalman top Kares Caribbean CrossFit Championship


Five-time national champion, Dillon Mahadeo, returned home with one goal, defend the turf, and he executed such to perfection to win the male RX category at the Kares Caribbean CrossFit Championship that concluded on Sunday at the National Park Tarmac.

Suriname’s Ava Zalman pipped Guyana’s Delice Adonis to cop the female title.

After seven grueling events over two days, Mahadeo, who moved to England to pursue studies in engineering, racked up 651 points in a close race with fellow Guyanese and current national champion,  Omisi Williams (628 points), while Trinidadian Mikhail Ragoonanan (589 points) was third.

Bryan Snaggs of Trinidad (557 points) and Williams’ gym mate, Kellon Reid (534 points) rounded out the top five positions.

Zalman stopped the Guyanese sweep, as her display of power and determination was unmatched to secure 594 points, ahead of Adonis (553 points) and French Guiana’s Aurelie Tian Soi Po (529 points).

Suriname’s Lieke Verwoerd (480 points) and Bahamas’ Patiqua Cooper (456 points) rounded out the top five in the RX Women’s division.

For their physical efforts of exhaustion, the top five athletes in both RX categories were rewarded with US$3500, US$2500, US$1500, US$1000 and US$500 respectively.

Athletes also received $US250 for winning an event.

The top five athletes from the respective male and female categories

The testing events over the two days varied from a 150m swim at the National Aquatic Centre, immediately followed by a two-mile ride on the stationary Echo Bike at the same venue.

Then, there was a three-mile run from the Aquatic Centre to the National Park where they started the squat event.

On Sunday, it was rope climbs, snatches, handstand pushups, toes to bar and deadlifts, chest-to-bar pull-ups, wall balls, burpee over hurdles, sandbag carry, jerks, peg board accents, thrusters, muscle ups, parallel bars, and yolk carry.

In the teen category, Kevin Rameshwar and Oshelle Williams were the ones standing atop the podium.

They walked away with $10,000 cash each and equipment including kettlebells, dumbbells and barbells.

Sponsors for the event were the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Fitness Express, Assuria Insurance, Builders Lumber Yard, Yellow Mines Hydraulics, DeSinco Trading, Space Gym, Banks DIH Limited, Travelers Sound and Lighting, Lotus Hardware.

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