Commonwealth Games 2018.Tia-Clair Toomey pictured at The Star Gold Coast after winning a Gold Medal in weightlifting. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT
Commonwealth Games 2018.Tia-Clair Toomey pictured at The Star Gold Coast after winning a Gold Medal in weightlifting. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT Nigel Hallett

WATCH: Tia-Clair Toomey wins world's fittest woman title

CROSSFIT: Gladstone's Tia-Clair Toomey has won back-to-back Reebok World CrossFit Championship in the US.

The dynamic 25-year-old 'pocket rocket' finished a clear first on 1154 points ahead of rookie Laura Horvarth of Hungary (1090) and 2015-16 winner, Icelander Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir on 1020 points.

Toomey won three events out of 14 across the games, but it was her consistency throughout where she finished outside the top 10 once.

The adrenalin really started to flow in Toomey's veins when she lifted a stunning 188kg in the deadlift which set the Australian supporters in raptures.

"Fittest Women on Earth 2 years in a row for the one and only Tia-Clair dominating the field and displaying true sportsmanship each and every single day," were just one of many comments said on the CrossFit Gladstone Facebook site.

 

Tia-Clair Toomey wins back-to-back Crossfit Games. Picture: Rogue/Youtube
Tia-Clair Toomey wins back-to-back Crossfit Games. Picture: Rogue/Youtube


Toomey won last year's championship in a nail-biting 994-992 win over fellow Australian Kara Webb, but she did it in emphatic fashion this time round.

She completed a mental and physically-taxing five-day competition against 39 of the best women CrossFit athletes in the world.

Some of the 14 work-outs included a marathon length row, a handstand race that involved to tackle an obstacle course while upside-down.

She has been to four CrossFit Games where she finished second in her first two attempts and has twice put an exclamation mark to her status as the 'World's Fittest Woman'.

In an amazing year where she also dealt with tragedy after the death of her cousin Jade Dixon earlier this year, Toomey claimed her first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 58kg weightlifting category.

And at just 25 years of age, one senses this is just the beginning for the pint-sized powerhouse from Gladstone.
 



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