The last 3 women of the 100’s were eliminated

  • Netflix’s viral survival show “Physical: 100” pits its competitors against each other, regardless of gender.
  • The show started with 23 female contestants.
  • Coaches assess the types of challenges where women are likely to outperform men.

Warning: Major spoilers below if you haven’t seen “Physical: 100”.

In the quarterfinals of the Netflix survival show “Physical: 100”, three women made it into the top 20.

The show topped Netflix’s Global Non-English Top 10 chart on Wednesday and kicked off with 23 female contestants all eliminated in the semi-finals.

But reaching the semi-finals is no easy feat as it meant beating 80 other highly trained competitors in various physically demanding challenges that required immense strength and bodily endurance.

Shin Bomire, a 28-year-old boxer, is among the three who survived the grueling rounds. In the semi-finals, Shin was eliminated after unintentionally bumping into another competitor and dropping the large boulder she had to hold in the “Atlas Punishment” round.

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Competitors struggle to keep the large boulder off the ground in the “Punishment of Atlas” challenge.

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The other two women were eliminated next. In the “Wings of Icarus” round, the contestants had to continuously climb onto a rope that was continuously lowered. Stunt actor Kim Da-young and bodybuilder Song A-reum failed to overcome their opponent Kim Min-Cheol, who is a mountain savior and ice climber.

The missions are designed to test various physical abilities, including muscle strength, balance, endurance, agility and strong willpower, Netflix told Insider.

According to producer Jang Ho-gi, who created the show, the goal of “Physical: 100” is to find the best physique in the world, regardless of gender. Both men and women were pitted against each other in the same challenges, despite any biological differences that might tip the playing field.

Still, contestants on the show often acknowledge that many of the games are undeniably biased against women, particularly in challenges where a larger physique serves as a significant advantage.

So, do women still have a chance? A few trainers shared the types of challenges they think women can overcome men.

Certified personal trainer Javier Tan tells Insider that women can have an advantage in challenges that rely heavily on endurance or a lighter body weight. Tan added that in games such as the “hanging challenge” in the first episode, he felt that the female competitors could hold onto the bar better as they were lighter and had a higher pain tolerance.

Particularly in challenges that test strength proportional to body weight, female athletes tend to perform better, personal trainer and swim coach Shao Wei tells Insider. Many other trainers that Insider reached out to also noted that there are significant advantages to women being more agile and flexible in general.

“Brute strength is nothing compared to the ability to combine other fine physical skills such as agility, flexibility and the psychological ability to think critically under pressure,” suggests Zaafarani Chomaat, a health and performance coach from Singapore who is also pursuing her bachelor’s degree. in Sport and Exercise Science.

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Shim Eu-ddeum’s tenacity in the consolation round stuns his competitors.

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These insights may explain why Shim Eu-ddeum, one of the competitors eliminated in the quarter-finals, effortlessly beat several of her male counterparts in the consolation round, where they had to hold on by holding a rope connected to a model of her torso. . . The ceramic torso weighed 40% of each contestant’s body weight.

The final episode will be available on Netflix on February 21st, where eager viewers will find out who walks away with the $234,000 cash prize.

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