CrossFit Athlete Receives Second Drug-Related Suspension

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CrossFit athlete Hinrik Ingi Óskarsson has received a four-year ban from the organization CrossFit, Inc. for failing a drug test at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship in May, RÚV reports. This is his second drug-related suspension in three years.

Hinrik Ingi’s suspension was announced (along with that of American CrossFit athlete Elly Kabboord) on crossfit.com, which explained that “[t]he sample [he] provided on May 4, 2019 at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship tested positive for ostarine and RAD-140. Ostarine and RAD-140 are classified as anabolic agents.” Both substances are prohibited in CrossFit competitions.

The drug test at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship was conducted by a representative from the IcelandicAnti-Doping Organization after Hinrik Ingi came in second place, threeby securing himself a spot at the international CrossFit Games.

Per barbend.com, Hinrik Ingi’s first suspension occurred in 2016 when “…he was asked to submit a drug test after finishing in first place at the Nike Iceland Throwdown.” He refused, however, “…to submit the sample [and] was banned from competition for two years.” At the time, Hinrik Ingi accused CrossFit Iceland of unfairly targeting him and had been out to get him from the beginning. When asked directly whether he’d been taking steroids, he told RÚV that “I have never taken steroids and in all likeliness, never will.”

Hinrik Ingi appealed the drug test results in May, but his appeal was denied. He will, therefore, not be eligible to compete in any official CrossFit competitions until May 4, 2023.

Katrín Tanja Grabs Bronze at CrossFit Games

CrossFit athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir finished on the podium in the CrossFit Games, Vísir reports.The Games reached their conclusions yesterday in Madison, Wisconsin. Katrín Tanja was in third place before the final event, and managed to stave off a challenge from the 4th placed Kara Saunders, who was hot on her heels.

The 25 year old Katrín is a two time CrossFit Games champion, having won the event in 2015 and 2016. Among other Icelandic competitors was the two-time CrossFit Games champion Annie Mist Þórisdóttir, who finished in 5th place this time around.

The only Icelandic male competitor this time around was Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson also finished in fifth place. First time competitor Oddrún Eik Gylfadóttir finished in 26th while Sara Sigmundsdóttir had to leave the games due to a rib injury.