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2024 CrossFit Europe Semifinal Recap: Lazar Đukić and Laura Horvath Dominate

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May 11, 2012
The 2024 CrossFit Europe Semifinal held at the LDLC Arena in Lyon-Décines from May 17-19, 2024 witnessed an intense battle among some of the fittest athletes in the region. In this comprehensive recap, we delve into the highlights of this exhilarating event where Lazar Đukić and Laura Horvath emerged as the champions in their respective divisions.

2024 CrossFit Europe Semifinal

Intense Competition, Remarkable Performances​

The competition boasted one of the toughest rosters seen in the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals, promising spectators and participants an unforgettable showdown. With coveted spots for the CrossFit Games at stake, athletes pushed their limits across a series of grueling events.

Men's Division​

In the men's division, the spotlight shone on Lazar Đukić and Jelle Hoste as they battled fiercely for the top position. Ultimately, Lazar's exceptional performance secured him the victory with a total of 437 points, narrowly edging out Jelle Hoste's 419 points.

Top Performers:​

  1. Lazar Đukić — 437 points
  2. Jelle Hoste — 419 points
  3. Henrik Haapalainen — 377 points
  4. Luka Đukić — 355 points
  5. Harry Lightfoot — 353 points

Women's Division​

Laura Horvath showcased her dominance in the women's division, delivering stellar performances throughout the competition. Despite facing tough competition from Gabriela Migala, Laura secured the top spot with an impressive 570 points.

Top Performers:​

  1. Laura Horvath — 570 points
  2. Gabriela Migala — 540 points
  3. Emma Tall — 522 points
  4. Karin Freyova — 504 points
  5. Aimee Cringle — 495 points


The team competition witnessed fierce battles as well, with CrossFit Prestanda Kriger emerging as the standout performers, clinching the top spot with 448 points.

Top Teams:​

  1. CrossFit Prestanda Kriger — 448 points
  2. CrossFit Walleye Orka — 400 points
  3. CrossFit Oslo Kriger PSL — 377 points

Event Highlights​

The 2024 CrossFit Europe Semifinal featured a series of challenging workouts that pushed athletes to their limits. Here's a glimpse of some of the most thrilling events:

Workout One: Endurance Test​

Athletes tackled a grueling five-round workout involving an 800-meter run and 10 clean and jerks. Uldis Upenieks dominated the men's division with a time of 20:20.47, while Gabriela Migala led the women with a time of 21:11.00.

Workout Two: Double-Under Challenge​

This workout tested athletes' agility and core strength with five rounds of double-unders, toes-to-bars, and front squats. Laura Horvath showcased her prowess, finishing first among women with a time of 11:24.19.

Workout Three: Cardio and Skill​

A combination of calorie-burning exercises and rope climbs pushed athletes to maintain intensity over seven rounds. Jelle Hoste claimed victory in the men's division, while Emma Tall dominated the women's field.

Workout Four: Balance and Coordination​

Athletes tackled rowing and handstand walks in a test of balance and coordination. Victor Hoffer and Laura Horvath emerged victorious in their respective divisions.

Workout Five: Strength Challenge​

The final workout tested athletes' strength with squat snatches at escalating weights. Bronislaw Olenkowicz and Elisa Fuliano showcased exceptional strength and technique to claim victory.

Workout Six: Sprint to the Finish​

Athletes raced against the clock in a high-intensity workout involving calorie-burning exercises and muscle-ups. Henrik Haapalainen and Emma Tall demonstrated remarkable speed and agility, securing the top spots.


The 2024 CrossFit Europe Semifinal was a showcase of athleticism, determination, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Lazar Đukić, Laura Horvath, and all the athletes who competed with unparalleled grit and determination. As the CrossFit community eagerly anticipates the upcoming semifinal competitions, the stage is set for more awe-inspiring performances and unforgettable moments.

For more updates and insights on strength sports, stay tuned!

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