Jon Pall Sigmarsson Biography
(One of the Greatest Strongmen of All Time)
Birthday: April 28, 1960 (Taurus)
Born In: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Jon Pall Sigmarsson was an Icelandic powerlifter, strongman, and bodybuilder. He was the first man to win the title of the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ four times. Born in a village in Iceland, he was very active during his childhood. During his early days, he worked as a farmhand, and played football, karate, and swimming. Sigmarsson started his weightlifting training at a young age. In power lifting, he attained commendable feats in all three categories - bench press, deadlift, and squat. In his first year at the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ event, he won the runner-up title. In the following year, he bounced back to win the ‘World’s Strongest Man’ title. Sigmarsson won this title for four years, and became the first man to achieve this feat. He won several other championships, such as ‘World Muscle Power Championship’ and ‘IPF World Powerlifting Championship.’ He was second runner-up (3rd position) in the IPF World Powerlifting Championship. When he was at the peak of his career, He suffered an aortic rupture while deadlifting in his gym. He died on the spot. He is remembered as one of the greatest strongmen.