On July 22, less than a week before the start of the 2021 CrossFit Games, Brazilian athlete Larissa Cunha opened her e-mail to find that CrossFit was revoking her Games invite. The e-mail stated she had tested positive for a banned substance, Ostarine, a SARM compound. Nearly two months later, CrossFit informed Cunha she would be suspended from competing until July 14, 2023, the minimum sentence we’ve seen HQ grant athletes.
Larissa Cunha, winner of the Brazilian CrossFit Championship in 2021, has been handed a minimum competition ban from CrossFit Inc. She will not be eligible to compete for two years, ending July 14 2023, CrossFit has announced.
This suspension could have devastating impacts on the Brazilian’s career .Larissa Cunha is 30 years old and she will not be eligible to compete at the 2023 CrossFit Open, meaning she will only be eligible to fight for the title of Fittest on Earth in 2024 when she will be 33 years old.