Iceland Annie Thorisdottir might be regarded as the greatest female CrossFitter in the history of the sport, but growing up she never had plans to even compete in the sport.
As a teenager, and after years of focusing on dance sports like ballet, Thorisdottir, started pole vaulting, and had dreams to one day become an Olympic champion for her country.
In an interview with Fitsugar this week, Thorisdottir revealed that growing up, her dream wasn’t to become the fittest woman on earth, but rather to compete at the 2012 London Olympics!
“I was deciding if I wanted to try to make it to the Olympics in 2012 or 2016, and I really like pole vaulting and enjoyed it,” she said.
“But I always felt like I had to do something more with it. I’ve never felt like it was enough because it was only one thing and I felt like I really needed something else.”
Tonight, August 8, 2012, the pole vault event begins at the London Olympic Games, and it will be interesting to watch knowing that Thorisdottir could easily have been representing Iceland in the event.
After claiming back to back CrossFit Games titles in Carson last month, it’s fair to say Annie Thorisdottir made the right decision, and the 22 year old agrees.
“I was kind of like, either I’m going to be doing CrossFit or pole vaulting, I can’t be doing both 100 percent. I decided to pick CrossFit, and I’m really happy I did,” she said.
“I always felt like I had to do something more with it. I’ve never felt like it (pole vaulting) was enough because it was only one thing and I felt like I really needed something else. CrossFit fit that perfect sport for me.”
So while Iceland may have been deprived of a real medal chance to the Olympic Games this week, the nation can at least smile knowing that as a result, they now boast the worlds fittest female!