- Nationality: Icelandic
- Height: 2.06m
- Weight: 200kg
An icelandic powerhouse, Bjornsson has laid claim to the past two national strongman competitions in his homeland. Although the favourite for any truck pulling event, he was often perceived as too weak in other events to challenge for the podium at international competitions. Hafthor proved his critics majorly wrong with an excellent performance at the World’s Strongest Man 2012, finishing in third place behind the Lithuanian duo Big Z and Lalas.
With his basketball roots, Bjornsson certainly meets the height requirements of modern strongman, standing at a monumental 2.06m (closing in on 7ft!). Although a knee injury led to the end of his basketball career we predict big things for this Icelandic warrior.