The 2022 CrossFit Individual Quarterfinals wrapped up on March 27, 2022. With all final results now counted, defending Korean National CrossFit Champion, Seungyeon Choi, has logged quite an eye-opening performance. One of the sport’s brighter international competitors, Choi finished in 45th place worldwide and in first place in the Asia region. It’s her prowess during “The Other Total” that might deserve more attention.
In a workout more formally known as Workout 4, the South Korean-born athlete notched a 249-pound clean, a 184-pound bench press, and a 233.7-pound overhead squat. Achieved in 28 minutes and 36 seconds, the 667-pound total helped give Choi the first-place finish in the Individual Asian Quarterfinals.
Between the now-concluded Open and Individual Quarterfinals, it’s been a superb start to the 2022 CrossFit Games season for Choi. Her performance stands out in particular in the Asia region, where she captured a third-place finish during the Open and a first-place result during the Individual Quarterfinals, respectively. It’s early but Choi seems to be on a great track as the CrossFit Games season unfolds.
In 2018, Choi competed in the Women’s division during her first CrossFit Open. She finished that initial campaign 4,822nd globally, 64th in the Asia region, and 13th in South Korea. A few years later, during the 2021 CrossFit Open, after training and gaining experience, Choi took first overall in Asia and South Korea for the first time. Later, she finished 34th overall in the CrossFit Games.
Choi might be at the launch pad of a promising career. Here are the results of her CrossFit career to date:
Seungyeon Choi — CrossFit Season Results
- 2018 CrossFit Open, Women: 4,822nd place worldwide; 64th place, Asia; 13th place, South Korea
- 2019 CrossFit Open, Women: 1,284th place worldwide; 8th place, South Korea
- 2020 CrossFit Open, Women: 740th place worldwide; 4th place, South Korea
- 2021 CrossFit Open, Women: 44th place worldwide; 1st place, Asia; 1st place, South Korea
- 2021 CrossFit Games, Women: 34th place worldwide
- 2022 CrossFit Individual Quarterfinals, Women: 45th place worldwide; 1st place, Asia
At the age of 22, Choi still has plenty to accomplish.
For instance, while it’s a lofty comparison, five-time reigning Fittest Woman on Earth®, Tia-Clair Toomey, won her first CrossFit Games when she was 23-years-old. Before she reached the pinnacle of the sport, Toomey spent a few years honing her craft in the competition. She didn’t win the CrossFit Games until her third berth in 2017.
If Choi manages to make it all the way through this year’s CrossFit Games journey, it will only be her second time competing for the overall crown. In that event, it appears Choi is in line with one of the sport’s current greats.
There will assuredly be a lot of obstacles to come for Choi. Provided she continues to make measured progress, there might not be any limits on what she can accomplish. Time will only tell what’s next on the horizon for the young woman as the 2022 CrossFit Quarterfinals continue. The Quarterfinals will wrap up on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
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