Kara D’Arcy quickly fell in love with CrossFit, and two years into the sport she is looking to continually improve along with her competition team.
Kara D’Arcy quickly fell in love with CrossFit, and two years into the sport she is looking to continually improve along with her competition team. Mike Richards

Challenge of CrossFit competition increases enthusiasm

ON the second day CrossFit Gladstone opened its doors Kara D'Arcy walked in and was unsure what to expect.

Nearly two years later D'Arcy is not only still on board, but is hooked on the sport, taking part in competitions for 18 months.

Initially unsure of what the sport involved, D'Arcy only began on the advice of Benito Zussino, with whom she attended school.

"I had never heard about it before and thought I would give it a go," she said. "I am different physically, but my mental strength and confidence is better."

With the improvement she noticed after about six months of training, D'Arcy found herself at a competition for the first time in September 2012.

The challenge only increased her enthusiasm for the sport, which now sees the 28-year-old in one of the top teams from Gladstone, and headed to Sydney for the All-Star Affiliate series national final.

"We have got the final for Australia coming up," she said. "Then our team is trying to make the regionals."

Having played touch football, improving herself now while being part of a team is a great aspect for D'Arcy, who says she can focus more on training without pressure.



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