Ricky Garard (Banned Athlete) Claims he would Have Finished 5th on CrossFit Games Leaderboard After Completing all Events

Ricky Garard (Australian Athlete) was stripped of his 3rd place podium finish at The 2017 CrossFit Games after testing positive for PEDs. He was banned from CrossFit competitions for 4 years. Below you will find his post message about finishing in 5th place and a video post challenging Mathew Fraser.

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Firstly, I want to thank & respect @thedavecastro @crossfitgames for defying the odds & finding a way to run this years CFG during these crazy times. Obviously all of my attempts are unofficial. I didn’t have a professional judge fly out, I didn’t get the proper athlete briefing, I had the upper hand of knowing other athletes scores in advance, I chose to do the workouts over Saturday/Sunday (because that’s when I wasn’t working & the gym was available). I did do my absolute best to simulate the same competition environment, standards & time constraints over 2 consecutive days. A big congratulations to all the athletes that competed in CFG 2020 & especially the offical Top 5 that are heading to the Ranch to determine this years Fittest. Here are my unofficial times, placings & points for each event: Day 1: Friendly Fran: 4:05, 9th/72pt 1RM Front Squat: 367lbs, 28th/7pts Damn Diane: 5:00, 19th/34pts 1km Row: 2:56, 9th/68pts TOTAL: 181points/17th Place Day 2: Nasty Nancy: 17:43, 1st/100pts Handstand Hold: 1:22, 6th/80pts Awful Annie: 9:28, 6th/80pts TOTAL: 441 points/5th Place I was very grateful for this unique opportunity to simulate this competition, after all I did this to get feedback on exactly what I needed to work on over the next 12 months. I am honestly stoked to stack up in the top 5 after the emotional roller coaster I have been on over the last 3 years. I still have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to dial things in 100%. Thank you to everyone that reached out to me showing your support this weekend, it means a lot. Shout out to the loyal @bentongym community for always having my back & bringing out the best in me. 🙏🏻 #DeterminationConquersAll

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