Laura Horvath is one of CrossFit's top athletes. After participating for 4 years in the Open and qualifying for the Regionals 3 times, she participated for the first time in the CrossFit Games in 2018 being the youngest athlete and placing second.
Age: March 21, 1997
Place of birth: Budapest, Hungary
Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 69 kg
Affiliate: CrossFit BBross
Programming: Krypton Athletics
Repeats as winner of the ROGUE invitational for the 2nd consecutive year.
However, Tia-Clair Toomey, who was returning to competition just 5 months after giving birth, did not make it easy for her.
Toomey was leader after the first and third day, Horvath was leader after the second day.
Both arrived with the same points to the last event which consisted of 3 rounds of 25 double unders, combined with 5 power cleans in the first round, 5 squat cleans in the second round and 5 clean and jerk in the third round.
Laura Horvath took the victory and when asked what it meant to her to win this title again, the Hungarian said:
It means a lot because after the Games everyone said I won because Tia wasn't there. And I have proven to myself and to those who doubted me that I won because I deserve to be on the podium.
CrossFit Games 2023
Laura becomes the winner of the CrossFit Games 2023. After years of coming close to this coveted award.
She was 3rd in 2022 and 2nd in 2021 and 2018.
The Hungarian won 5 events and went from strength to strength.
Muscle Up Logs
Echo Thruster Final
She was third in the European Semifinal.
ROGUE Invitational 2022
Win the ROGUE Invitational 2022 in the first edition without Tia-Clair Toomey.
She becomes the athlete with the most consecutive event wins, 4, a title previously held by Toomey with 3.
Despite her win, we saw that the parallel Handstand push ups are still her weakness. The first event of the last day, was also done in 2019, and it was in which Laura Horvath was not able to do any rep. The athlete assured that this time she would be able to do all 27. Unfortunately, she got stuck again at that same point and was able to do only 3 reps, placing second to last in the table.
CrossFit Games 2022
At her fifth consecutive CrossFit Games appearance, Horvath earned back-to-back wins on the final day of competition and finished seven events in the top five.
She was last in the ECHO PRESS event that included deficit HSPU with block. Handstand push-ups remain the Hungarian athlete's biggest weakness.
This year, Horvath placed 103rd in the Open, finished ninth in the Quarterfinal in Europe, and won the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal.
She participated in the ROGUE Invitational 2021 achieving a 4th place. She showed again her deficiencies in the handstand push-ups being last in that wod.
2nd at the CrossFit Games 2021
She recovers her best form during the CrossFit Games 2021 and achieves the second place.
She takes first place in the Lowlands Throwdown Semifinal and earned her ticket to the NOBULL CrossFit Games 2021.
Travels weeks early before the CrossFit Games to CrossFit Krypton to get with his new coach Ben Smith.
Participates in the first phase of the CrossFit Games in online format, but fails to qualify in the top 5 for the final phase at the Ranch.
Won Strength in Depth in 2020 demonstrating that the athlete is back in shape.
Laura did not perform really well at the 2019 CrossFit Games , and finishes 14th. Very far from her success in 2018.
Reappears at the 2019 ROGUE Invitational, and we see that she continues with the problems she had been showing in Dubai.
Her weakness in the paralette hand stand push up is still evident, and the athlete was not able to perform any repetitions.
2018 - 2nd in the CF Games
Laura appears in the Dubai CrossFit Championship with a surprising appearance to all the fans, the athlete had gained weight, negatively affecting her performance in the tests.
Her coach, Michelle Letendre confirmed that her offseason had taken its toll. But she wanted to allow the athlete herself to learn what was most important for her, rather than demanding a certain amount of work in the weeks after the Games.
Eventually, she dropped out due to a back injury.
Becomes rookie athlete of the 2018 CrossFit Games, despite not winning any events on the first day, Laura did a more than outstanding job and the athlete wore the leader jersey.
She won the first event of the third day and finally made many merits that earned her an outstanding second place on the podium.
That result earned her a contract with the prestigious American brand, Nike.
We saw Laura compete at the Dubai Fitness Championship, and she demonstrated that could become a thread and a great rival for CrossFit athletes during the upcoming season.
In that competition, she finished in second place, ahead of recognized athletes such as Kara Saunders or Lauren Fisher.
Participates in Regionals for the first time and finishes 7th.
I was able to meet this athlete, unknown at the time, in the athlete recovery area.
|2020||24ª||see sanctionals table||10ª|
|2016||7th (Meridian Regional)||190ª|
|Dubai CrossFit Championship||WD|
|CrossFit Strength in Depth||1ª|
|Strength in Depth||1ª|
|Movement / WOD||Stats|
|Back Squat||130 Kg|
|Clean & Jerk||-|
Laura trains under the supervision of veteran CrossFit athlete, Ben Smith. The programming is called Krypton Athletics.
Previously, she was training under the tutelage of another veteran CrossFit athlete, Michele Letendre, with whom she achieved her best results.