Weightlifting has always been regarded as the game of men and there has always been a misconception that the ladies who seek a career in this field usually turn out to be manly. If you are looking for the beautiful and sexy ladies who are making the rounds in the field of athletics then your list will never be complete without mentioning Sara Sigmundsdóttir. The amazing weightlifter has distinguished herself as a Crossfit competitor.
Iceland has produced many world-class weightlifters and amongst them is Sara Sigmundsdóttir who is an iconic Crossfit athlete, best known for her extraordinary weightlifting abilities. She came into the limelight after she won the 2015 Regional Meridian competition and also came third in the worldwide open in the same year.
The talented athlete has tried other sports and nothing seemed to fit until she found her natural strengths which led her to partake in Crossfit competitions and since then, the amazing athlete has been outstanding; putting up remarkable performance at all levels of weightlifting including World Weightlifting Championships. Aside from weightlifting, the skillful athlete has featured in a documentary titled Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness in 2017.
Let’s take a look at the iconic weightlifter’s biography, age, and other interesting facts below.
Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdóttir was born in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland on September 12, 1992. Sara was chubby and while she was growing up, she tried several sports including swimming and gymnastics which didn’t work out for her and she eventually picked up a career in weightlifting.
She had a best friend who she was always with but things started going awry when her friend got a boyfriend, she was left all alone and this made her attend a boot camp where she was the only female that was able to do push-ups on her toes. Everyone applauded the high energy and morale she showed in the task and after the camp, she was inspired to register at the gym where she could enhance her fitness and strength.
She also attended high school in Iceland and graduated in 2012. After her graduation, she got a little desk job at the gym and her job made it difficult for her to concentrate on her personal training.
When she was 17 years old, Sara made her Crossfit debut in 2013 when she participated in a CrossFit endurance competition organized in her hometown. After the challenge, Sara Sigmundsdóttir was placed at the thirty-ninth position and this was a strong motivating factor for the young athlete.
Career and Rise to Fame
While working at the gym, Sara continued to train at home following the guide on CrossFit website and later on, she was able to meet a man named Hallgrimur Ingvarsson, an affiliate owner of CrossFit who helped her in the training and also led her to her coach named Jami Tikkanen. Coach Jami started preparing Sara for the big games by intensifying her training, correcting her training flaws and eating habits.
However, Sara Sigmundsdóttir got her breakthrough in 2015, after she made her debut appearance at the 2015 World Open where she finished at the third position. She also competed in the 2015 Meridian Regional where she put up an outstanding performance; Sara defeated the two-time champion named Annie Thorisdottir to win the title.
Subsequently, in 2016, the amazing athlete pulled a stunt like she did in the previous competition; she ended the 2016 Open at a fourth position, she became the Meridian Regional champion for the second time at the Dubai Fitness Championship and also came third at the CrossFit games with top-five finishes.
Following her excellent performances in the weightlifting competitions, Sara Sigmundsdóttir moved to the United States where she participated in the CrossFit Challenge in 2017. She won the CrossFit Open Tournament and came third in the Regional Championships. Sara also finished fourth at the CrossFit games the same year.
Currently, Sara Sigmundsdóttir is working as a trainer at CrossFit Sudurnes in Reykjanesbaer located in Iceland.
Personal Life: Boyfriend
Talking about her personal life, the amazing athlete loves meeting new people and hanging out with friends. She also likes training hard and eating a good meal. Her favourite food is pizza and she also takes hamburger with lots of bacon and guacamole.
However, the gorgeous athlete has not disclosed any information regarding her love life to the media. She doesn’t like mixing things up with her professional life. Apparently, Sara is not in any relationship at the moment and is focused on getting to the peak of her chosen career. We wish her the very best in her endeavours.
Quick Facts about the CrossFit Athlete Sara Sigmundsdóttir
Birth name: Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdóttir
Date of birth: September 12, 1992
Birth City: Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
Birth sign: Virgo
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.71 m)
Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
Marital status: Single
Net Worth: N/A