“I am truly ashamed, disappointed & angry by what has been going on for these past days with an organization I dedicate myself to, work hard for & so proudly represent,” the Icelandic athlete crowned “fittest woman on the planet” after winning the 2015 and 2016 titles posted Friday on Instagram.
In a follow-up tweet, Glassman said the health research institute’s coronavirus model “failed,” and he criticized it for modeling a “solution to racism.”
There was a furious response, with Reebok and other partners cutting ties with the fitness brand. Glassman apologized for causing a “rift” in the CrossFit community, but pressure continued to mount.
“What we have right now is not a change I can stand by I believe we can and should do better than this,” added Davidsdottir in her Instagram statement.
The 27-year-old Davidsdottir, a former gymnast, is one the branded fitness competitions most high-profile contenders, with 1.8 million followers on Instagram.