Lately there has been aexplosion of crossfitters pancine! Did you notice it too? We can't say that the latest CrossFit® Games rule changes are responsible for this big news, but who knows!
Already in the past, Stacie Tovar e Emily Bridgers, athletes with more appearances at the Games, have retired and become mothers. Probably, this year, the changes in the regulation have influenced or anticipated some personal projects of other crossfitters.
THE NEW MOTHER OF THE CROSSFIT®
Shortly after the changes were announced, Kara Saunders (formerly Kara Webb) announced her pregnancy and claimed that would not have participated in the Games of 2019.
In October of the same year, not even 6 months later the birth of her daughter, the athlete was already competing in the Open and secured her place at the 2020 Games.
Kara has always been an impressive athlete, with 7 participations in the Games, finishing in 2nd place in 2017.
Almost 9 months after becoming a mother, she won her first Sanctional a few weeks ago at the Aussie CrossFit Championship.
Cassidy Lance - McWerther
She also announced that it would be out of the Games in 2019 to devote himself entirely to having a son with his wife.
It took Cassidy a while to get pregnant and, now, al 5th month of pregnancy, will remain out of the 2020 season.
The Swedish athlete has the invitation to the next Games has been refused because she found out she was pregnant with the athlete Frederik Aegidius. The couple announced it through a beautiful post on Instagram:
Camille Le-Blanc Bazinet
Games champion in 2014, Camille announced that she is pregnant with her coach and husband Dave Lipson.
She too will remain out of the 2020 season of the Games. It is worth mentioning that Camille competed with the teams last year, taking second place in the standings!
We at CrossMag have speculated that they are all getting pregnant so that their children can compete together at the age of 14 in the Experience category. How about? It would be nice right?
And what happens with the sponsors?
In general, women tend to work harder to secure sponsorship than men.
In a statement to the CrossFit Journal in 2015, Elizabeth Akinwale, who had participated in his 4th CrossFit Games at the time, said his frustration that sponsors are looking for "beautiful bodies" to show, but men have more ease with financiers for their prowess.
Of course, some may say that we have evolved a lot since 2015 and that it no longer happens. We are sure? Apparently, some things seem to be evolving.
Kara Saunders he had no problems with Nike when he publicly announced his pregnancy in 2019. He reported that the company honored all commitments during the period.
The supplement company Nunn, in his contract with Annie Thorisdottir, has a clause that protects the athlete in case of pregnancy. At the time, Annie was not pregnant.
As society progresses, one must expect, or at least hope, that these differences in sponsorship of women / men in sport will decrease and that they will all be treated with the same respect and consideration.
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