Weightlifting has always been seen as the game of men, and there has always been a misconception that women seeking a career in this field usually turn out to be male. If you are looking for the beautiful and sexy ladies who make the rounds in athletics, your list will never be complete without mentioning Sara Sigmundsdóttir. This amazing weightlifter has made a name for herself as a CrossFit competitor.
Iceland has produced many world-class weightlifters, and among them is Sara Sigmundsdóttir, a cult cross-fit athlete best known for her exceptional weightlifting skills. She moved into the limelight after winning the regional Meridian competition in 2015 and finishing third in the World Open that same year.
The talented athlete has tried other sports and nothing seemed to fit until she found the natural strengths that led her to compete in CrossFit competitions. Since then the amazing athlete has excelled; she has performed remarkably well at all levels of weightlifting, including the World Weightlifting Championships. In addition to weightlifting, the skillful athlete has also starred in a documentary film entitled “Fittest on Earth”: A Decade of Fitness in 2017.
In the following, let’s take a look at the biography, age, and other interesting facts about the cult weightlifter.
Sara Sigmundsdóttir Bio (Age)
Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdóttir was born on 12 September 1992 in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland. Sara was chubby, and as she grew up she tried various sports, including swimming and gymnastics, but she did not succeed, so she eventually embarked on a career in weightlifting.
She had a best friend who she was always with, but things started to go wrong when her friend got a boyfriend. She was left all alone, and this led her to go to a boot camp where she was the only woman who could do push-ups on tiptoes. Everyone applauded the high energy and morale she showed in the task, and after the camp, she was inspired to sign up for the gym where she could improve her fitness and strength.
She also attended high school in Iceland and graduated in 2012. After graduation, she got a small desk job at the gym, and her job made it hard for her to concentrate on her personal training.
At the age of 17, Sara made her CrossFit debut in 2013 when she participated in a CrossFit endurance competition organized in her hometown. After the challenge, Sara Sigmundsdóttir has placed thirty-ninth, which was a strong motivating factor for the young athlete.
Career and Rise to Fame
While working out at the gym, Sara continued to train at home following the guidelines on the CrossFit website. Later, she met a man named Hallgrimur Ingvarsson, a partner of CrossFit, who helped her train and also led her to her trainer named Jami Tikkanen. Coach Jami started to prepare Sara for the big games by intensifying her training and correcting her training mistakes and eating habits.
However, Sara Sigmundsdóttir only made her breakthrough in 2015 after making her debut at the 2015 World Open, where she finished third. She also competed in the Meridian Regional Competition 2015, where she showed an outstanding performance; Sara defeated two-time champion Annie Thorisdottir to win the title.
Subsequently, in 2016, the amazing athlete performed a stunt like in the previous competition; she finished the Meridian Open 2016 in fourth place, became Meridian Regional Champion at the Dubai Fitness Championship for the second time, and also finished third in the CrossFit Games with top-five finishes.
After her outstanding performances in weightlifting competitions, Sara Sigmundsdóttir moved to the United States where she participated in the CrossFit Challenge 2017. She won the CrossFit Open tournament and finished third in the Regional Championships. In the same year, Sara also finished fourth in the CrossFit Games.
Currently, Sara Sigmundsdóttir works as a trainer at CrossFit Sudurnes in Reykjanesbaer in Iceland.
Personal Life: Boyfriend
When it comes to her personal life, this amazing athlete loves to meet new people and hang out with friends. She also enjoys training hard and eating well. Her favorite food is pizza, and she also likes hamburgers with lots of bacon and guacamole.
However, the gorgeous athlete has not revealed any information about her love life to the media. She does not like to mix things up with her professional life. Apparently, Sara is not in any relationship at the moment and is concentrating on reaching the peak of her chosen career. We wish her the very best in her efforts.
Sara Sigmundsdóttir is also active in social media like Twitter and Instagram, where she has millions of followers.
Quick Facts about the CrossFit Athlete Sara Sigmundsdóttir
- Birth name: Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdóttir
- Nickname: Raggers
- Date of birth: September 12, 1992
- Birth City: Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
- Birth sign: Virgo
- Nationality: Iceland
- Profession: Weightlifter
- Education: N/A
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.71 m)
- Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
- Marital status: Single
- Spouse: No
- Children: No
- Net Worth: N/A