Marianna Tzourtzek - Urban Lifters Athlete Interview January 17, 2017 21:52
Say a big hello to our most high profile Urban Lifters CrossFit ambassador to date... five times regionals athlete Marianna Tzourtzek from Athens, Greece.
The CrossFit Athens arena box owner and national event organiser was a competitive gymnast in her youth and went on to graduate in Sports Science.
"I started CrossFit in 2008," she says.
"When i started exploring Crossfit I fell in love with Olympic weightlifting."
She has competed at The Meridian Regionals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2015 she moved to Hong Kong and competed at the Asian Region, taking 1st place at the Open.
Her best place at Regionals is 7th in 2011. She placed 31st in 2012, 10th in 2013 and 23rd in 2014.
"I have taken first places in a few other high profile competitions, like the Throwdown in French, Istanbul, Belgrade and a few others.
"My biggest achievement is at the Regionals in 2013 as that year the European competition was extremely hard. And its well known that the Europe Region is the most competitive female region in the world.
"My goal for 2017 is to perform my best at the Open and qualify again then hit a few more competitions."
Favourite benchmark WOD - Diane : @70kg 1:46
Snatch - 85kg
Clean & Jerk - 112kg
Back.squat - 150kg
Deadlift - 182kg
Fran - 2:45