• Helen Harding

Lynne Knapman 10x CrossFit Games competitor aged 59

LYNNE KNAPMAN has been to the CrossFit games an incredible 10 times as a masters athlete. This year was her last year competing in the 55-59 year old category (placed 6th) before she ages up (60+) next year. Her best finishes include a 2nd & 3rd in 2015 and 2016. Lynne lives in Sydney🇦🇺 and is a maths teacher

So here is a bit about this amazing lady: Lynne stared CrossFit at 49 years of age proving its never too late to start something new. In her first competition she came dead last and it seems this inspired her to set some goals and improve her skills

She has been with her coach @mackay_chad since the start and she claims whilst she is just “ordinary” (some of us probably dispute this!!) her success is really down to the fact that she has such an exceptional coach!! She trains most days and does regular 1 on 1 sessions each week with Chad

Chad attributes her longevity in the sport to warming up and cooling down properly, always carrying out her programmed corrective exercises, working hard on her mobility (which was her Achilles heel), and having a great treatment team looking after her. She also does Yoga and swims regularly🏊🏻‍♀️🧘‍♀️

On top of that Lynne is incredibly hard working. No one can reach this level of sporting achievement without being extremely dedicated, having huge internal drive, and absolutely loving what they do

When asked what Lynne’s plans for the future are she replied with “I intend to keep training. Indefinitely. I enjoy it. It's fun. I love the challenge”😊

Lynne’s best moment of the season was achieving 4x5' handstand walk increments in a workout at the Games. Even though she came last out of her age group in that event she has been working hard on H/S walks for years so was thrilled to make that distance👏🏻😆She also said that “The Games had a great feel this year with all the National Champions. It's always great to make new friends and catch up with old friends at the Games”

Lynne’s coach with his closing thoughts stated “LYNNE IS JUST A ROCKSTAR”. I think we are all in agreeance there🤩🤩

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