Photo credit: Tia-Clair Toomey-Orr
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It’s the night before Christmas and all around the house… well, you know how it should go.
But then Tia-Clair Toomey, 29, announced she was pregnant and will miss the 2023 CrossFit Games season.
- “There have been slight changes to the events for the 2023 season,” Toomey said in an Instagram post.
- “Very excited to share. We are pregnant.”
The six-time CrossFit Games champion shared the news on Christmas Eve. The post was accompanied by a series of photos of Toomey and her husband Shane Orr holding baby shoes.
Toomey called it “the biggest surprise and a very special thing to share with family and friends while in Australia for Christmas”.
One big thing: Actually this is a big deal. As Toomey and Orr focus on starting a family this season, the doors are wide open for a new game on the female side, Her Champion.
- The 2022 campaign saw Mal O’Brien, Hayley Adams, Laura Horvath, Emma Lawson, Daniel Brandon and many others claim their place in the sport and on the leaderboards.
- With this announcement, they will all win the white leader’s jersey at the Olympics and will gobble up a little to become the first new athletes to stand on the podium since 2017.
notification: After the 2022 Games, Toomey was very cautious about whether to retire from the sport.
- Shawn Woodland announced that Toomey would win his “sixth and final” title at the end of the game, but Toomey backtracked.
- It began a “whether or not she retires” back and forth, retiring for weeks and culminating in Toomey ending the rumors in a September television interview with Newschannel5 in Nashville, Tennessee. did.
So? : Toomey told Insider that she was due in early May and that her pregnancy came as a surprise after winning the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games.
- “Starting a family with Shane was something we always wanted, but my competitive career took over,” she told an insider.
To the point: This is big news for the women’s side of the sport, and our heartfelt congratulations to Tia Claire and Shane here at Morning Chalk Up.
- Toomey didn’t share her competitive plans after getting pregnant, saying, “You never know what the future holds.
- She added that her baby and her family would come first and “we’ll see” what happens.
Will Toomey dominate the game in 2024 like Annie Solisdottir did in 2021?
- Toomey: Seventh title on hold for now