Tia-Clair Toomey broadcasts being pregnant with first little one and can miss 2023 CrossFit season

The champion will have a new title – mother.

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, six-time CrossFit Games Women’s Champion Tia-Clair Toomey announced that she and husband Shane Orr are expecting their first child together. As a result, she will not compete in the 2023 competitive season.

“We are so excited to announce WE ARE PREGNANT! This was the biggest surprise and extra special to share with family and friends while being home in Australia for Christmas,” Toomey wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “This will definitely be a Christmas to remember for all of us.”

As well as posting on social media, the parents-to-be also shared a video of the announcement on their YouTube channel, which you can see below.

As Toomey focuses on her growing family, it means the CrossFit Games podium will be an unfamiliar place in 2023. Toomey had made it onto the podium every year she competed in since 2015, starting with two second-place finishes in 2015 and 2016. Then she accumulated her incredible streak of six straight championships from 2017 to 2022. She will Considered by many in the CrossFit community to be the greatest singles competitor of all time. She could also be considered one of the most popular female athletes in all of strength sports.

The 2023 Games podium will be the first Toomey hasn’t stood on since 2014. This year’s winner was Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, followed by Annie Thorisdottir and Julie Foucher in second and third place respectively. Since the Games began in 2007, only nine women have won the Fittest on Earth title. These champions are listed below.

2007: Jolie Gentry

2008: Caity matter

2009: Wagner asked

2010: Kristan Clever

2011-2012: Annie Thorisdottir

2013: Samantha Briggs

2014: Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

2015-2016: Katrin Davidsdottir

2017-2022: Tia Clair Toomey

If Thorisdottir and Davidsdottir participate in the 2023 Games, they could potentially become the first singles champions to reclaim the title after losing. If it doesn’t and Toomey decides to return to competition in 2024 or later, she could potentially be the first to reclaim the title, adding to her already incredible track record in esports.

Among those who could be considered top contenders for the title in 2023 after Toomey is eliminated from the field are former two-time Games runner-up (2018, 2121) Laura Horvath, who finished third in 2022 and 2022 second-place finisher, Mallory O’Brien.

Featured image: @tiaclair1 / Instagram

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