Sib­lings both scoop gold in CrossFit event

Bray People - - NEWS -

Bray sib­lings Emma Dowl­ing (32) and Ben Collins (29), smashed the CrossFit Cham­pi­onship held in CSP Gym re­cently, win­ning the scaled CrossFit event in both the fe­male and male cat­e­gories. The Collins sib­lings, who both only took an in­ter­est in fit­ness and be­gan CrossFit in the past few years, took ri­valry to a new level by com­pet­ing in strength, gym­nas­tic move­ments and car­dio fit­ness tests to take the dou­ble top podium places of the day.

Per­sonal trainer and for­mer Olympic weightlift­ing com­peti­tor, Emma is de­lighted at her suc­cess as it’s her first step back into the com- pe­t­i­tive fit­ness arena since be­com­ing a mother 15 months ago. Ben, a fully qual­i­fied psy­chol­o­gist, psy­chother­a­pist and coun­sel­lor as well as an en­gi­neer work­ing in the fam­ily busi­ness, took up CrossFit a mere three years ago. Win­ning his first ever com­pe­ti­tion was a sur­prise and de­light. In fact Ben was so in­tent on sim­ply tak­ing part, while hop­ing to beat his sis­ter, that once the fi­nal bell sounded he hadn’t re­alised he won un­til his in­di­vid­ual judge con­grat­u­lated him.

Their par­ents, Eileen and Liam Collins from Kil­lar­ney Road, were both de­lighted and amused that their chil­dren both brought home gold.

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