Tia-Clair Toomey wins world CrossFit Games becoming ´the fittest woman on Earth´

A woman lifting heavy weights in a big hall with people watching on

Central Queensland athlete Tia-Clair Toomey has been crowned the fittest woman on Earth after winning the world CrossFit Games at Madison, Wisconsin, on the weekend.

The 24-year-old from Gladstone finished runner up at the international competition the last two years in a row, but refused to watch the title slip away again.

Toomey edged out fellow Australian Kara Webb by just two points after a heart-stopping finish to the final event.

"I have phenomenal athletes to compete against," she said immediately after the win.

"I'm a bit overwhelmed right now, but it's just so nice. I don't even know what I'm saying right now."
Three woman with each with their country's flag held behind them on the first, second third podium.


Regarded as one of the most humble athletes in her field, Toomey cemented that image when she heaped praise on her fellow competitors and spoke very little of herself.

She took to social media to thank her supporters.

"I am still trying to wrap my head around the last 24 hours," she said.

Toomey made her Olympic debut at the Rio Games last year, stepping onto the weightlifting podium just 10 days after competing at the 2016 CrossFit Games.

Her sporting dreams began as a young track and field athlete growing up on a cane farm on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

She now calls Gladstone home and runs a CrossFit gym with her fiance and coach Shane Orr, to whom she attributes much of her success.

Throughout the four-day CrossFit Games, Toomey demonstrated her physical prowess in various disciplines, winning two of the 13 events.

The first event was a run-swim-run where she finished first out of the women and in front of all male competitors except one.


Tia-Clair Toomey wins world CrossFit Games becoming ´the fittest woman on Earth´