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Aussie declared fittest woman on Earth

Wide World of Sports logo Wide World of Sports 7/08/2017 Patrick Effeney
Crossfit Champion. © @tiaclair1/Instagram Crossfit Champion.

A runner up no longer.

Having been second at the 2015 and 2016 editions of the CrossFit Games, Australia's Tia-Clair Toomey has finally won her maiden title after the 24-year-old put in a dominant performance in the 2017 edition to take the crown.

Other sports might want to take the new kid on the block to task over who is the 'fittest person on the planet', but the Games have declared that it's the Australian's title to hold, for this year at least.

Four days of intensive competition, including her speciality of weightlifting as in the video above, Toomey jumped, lifted and ran her way to the title.

She finished on 994 points, with fellow Aussie Kara Webb in second and Annie Thorisdottir in third. 

Toomey started the event in the right way, placing first in the run-swim-run. From there, she managed further a further victory in the the muscle-up clean ladder as well as placing second in the 1RM snatch and Heavy 17-6.

She managed to hold on with a tough performance on the final day, having led for 

The CrossFit Games may be unknown to many sports fans as a competitive event, but it sprung out of the fitness craze that was founded nearly 20 years ago. 

Also an Australian Olympic representative having competed in the Rio 2016 Games, Toomey said that this victory was her career highlight.

When asked whether it topped being in green and gold in the weightlifting last year, she replied:

"Ten times better. Like 100 times better.

"Last year I was truly honoured to be on that podium. This year, I knew I had to believe in myself."

Toomey was understandably elated with her victory, taking to Instagram to express her delight. 

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