CrossFit – Friday, August 9th, 2019

Legally Blind, Sweden’s Mantyla Finishes 45th in Games Debut

Simon Mantyla had his best season yet in 2019. After taking 20th worldwide in the Open and second in Sweden, Mantyla made his individual Games debut last week in Madison.

Legally half-blind, Mantyla tried every sport growing up until he found one that worked for him: CrossFit.

Mantyla always wanted to be an athlete, but being blind in his right eye made gauging distance and depth near impossible for sports like basketball, baseball, and any sport in which a small object could potentially come at him without him noticing.

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