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Ben Smith: New Snatch PR!

2011 podium finisher at the CrossFit Games, Ben Smith has shown some good form late in the year, breaking his snatch PR this week!

The 22 year old had a disappointing year by his standards, finishing 11th in this years Games. But if the above video is anything to go by, he’ll be back bigger and better in 2013.

The footage shows Smith build his way up his own snatch ladder, starting at 60kgs/135lbs, and going all the way up to 130kgs/285lbs.

Smith’s snatch has improved 15 pounds in the past six months, and if he continues to improve, he could soon out-snatch the fittest man on earth, Rich Froning.

A few months ago we saw Froning break his snatch PR during the CrossFit Tour, which was also 285 pounds.

Still in his early 20s, Ben Smith has plenty of years ahead of him as a CrossFit competitor.

Do you think he has what it takes to one day be crowned the ‘Fittest Man on Earth’? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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