Benedikt Magnússon

Benedikt Magnússon (born June 4, 1983), known by his nickname “Benni”, is a strongman and powerlifter from Iceland.

Strongman and powerlifting career

Benedikt formerly held the world record for the Hummer tyre deadlift of 500 kg (1102 lb) at the Arnold Strongman Classic, in which hummer tyres are used instead of powerlifting plates under strongman rules where lifting straps are allowed.

Benedikt finished 5th at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2006 & 2008, and was winner of Iceland’s Strongest Man in 2003[2] as well as runner up in 2004 and recently in 2010.[3]

Benedikt is the current WPO powerlifting world record holder in the deadlift. He lifted 440 kilograms (970 lb) in 2005 in Helsinki, Finland.[4]

Benedikt currently holds the Log Lift Icelandic Record standing at 180 kg (397 lb).

Benedikt Magnússon, alongside wife Gemma Magnússon, (Britain’s Strongest Woman) owned and ran heavy lifting gym in Iceland called Super Gym. Super Gym ran monthly “raw” (without the aid of suits) competitions including Log Lift Max, Deadlift Max, Rolling Thunder Max, Bench Press Max, and Squat Max.

Benedikt holds the current deadlift world record, lifting 1,015 pounds (460 kg) at the Ronnie Coleman classic, April 2, 2011.

He is the brother of another winner of Iceland’s Strongest Man, Magnús Magnússon.[1]

[edit] Personal records

Powerlifting Competition Records:

done in official powerlifting full meets

  • Squat – 837.7 lbs (380 kg) raw with wraps
  • Bench press – 485 lbs (220 kg) raw
  • Deadlift – 1015 lbs (460 kg)[5] raw
  • Total = 2298.3 lbs (837.7/485/975.5) / 1042.5 kg (380/220/442.5)[6] raw with wraps


[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b Saturday, December 17, 2005, IFSA Team World Championships: Team Europe vs. Team Scandinavia, by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.IronMind
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  5. ^ [1] Benedikt Magnusson -1015 Deadlift – Ronnie Coleman Classic – RAW

[edit] External links

Name Magnusson, Benedikt
Alternative names Benni
Short description  
Date of birth June 4, 1983
Place of birth Iceland
Date of death  
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