Sigfus Fossdal, part-time strongman and college student, is making his first appearance at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. He’s a working towards bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Akureyri in Akureyri, Iceland. This 36 year old strongman who is representing Iceland stands 6’2” at 397lbs. His proudest accomplishment to date is having 3 beautiful children. Strength runs in the family as his wife, Ingjbjorg Oladottir, was named 2016’s Iceland’s Strongest Woman.
May 1999 at age of almost 16, he first said out loud to another person that he
would make it to the WSM… and it took him 20 years to get there.
What are you looking forward to most at your 1st WSM?
SF: “To feel it. To give it my all, but enjoy it as well. I want to meet new people and to step onto the platform of the best of the best.”
Which competitors are your biggest threat?
SF: “Everyone in my group. If I (give my all) when I get there, that is all I can do.
There are some good dudes there.”
Do You Have Any Real-Life Experiences That Have Inspired You, Or Obstacles You Had To Overcome To Succeed?
SF: “I was not a natural talent for strength sports, so working hard and long for what I want has given me experience and resilience.”