Hafthor Bjornsson will receive the honor after his legendary career in Strongman.
Hafthor Bjornsson is being recognized for his incredible career as a Strongman and in professional sports. He will be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2023.
Bjornsson burst onto the scene in Strongman back in 2010. Because of his insane size and strength, the Iceland native saw great success. He has been part of 73 competitors and won 38 of them. Bjornsson is a former World’s Strongest Man champion and three-time winner of the Arnold Strongman Classic.
Along with his victories in competition, Bjornsson currently holds the world record deadlift at 501kg. He returned to Strongman briefly to break the weight over bar world record and hinted about a possible return.
Hafthor Bjornsson Part Of Class Of 2023
Hafthor Bjornsson will be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame at the event where he saw great success. The inauguration will take place at the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic on March 3-4 in Columbus, OH.
“This phenomenal class of inductees joins a select group of champions of sport that have motivated and inspired millions of people around the world. They’re induction is not only for their athletic prowess but, also for what they have done to give back through their numerous charitable endeavors after their athletic careers.”
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Hafthor Bjornsson will be part of a class that includes NFL Hall of Fame Ronnie Lott, two-time Olympic Judo Gold medalist Kayla Harrison, six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee, and Richard Sorin, who is the founder of Sorinex Exercise Equipment.