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Hafthor Björnsson’s Return to Strongman: A Comeback Journey

The famous Hafthor Björnsson is returning to Strongman. This became known to the general public in September 2023. We would like to remind you that he is a three-time Arnold Strongman Classic champion and the grand prize winner of the World’s Strongest Man 2018.

For his fans, October 14, 2023, was a momentous day when he officially announced his return to the serious sport. He will begin his travels with the Arnold Strongman Classic, which will be held in 2024 in Ohio. He will later participate in the Arnold Strongman UK, which will be held in Birmingham. His final point on the roadmap will be the Rogue Invitational 2024 event.

Hafthor Björnsson after receiving a powerlifting award

He stated this on his official social media pages. The organizers of the show have also confirmed his return to the competition.

We would like to recall that Hafthor suspended his athletic activities after tearing a pectoral muscle on April 15, 2023, at a powerlifting competition.

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The rehabilitation was successful, and he even showed results. He did not sit still and constantly developed the damaged muscle. Now Hafthor can easily bench press 290 kg, which already proves his relative recovery.

Photoset of Hafthor Bjornsson at the beginning of his boxing career

Hafthor Björnsson is a versatile athlete. In his life, he was giving up the title of Iceland’s strongest man, and then he switched to boxing. Even there, he was able to get a win over the other world’s strongest man in March 2022. Later, he broke Dan Bell’s record in powerlifting, and after such significant victories, he got injured, which significantly upset viewers around the world.

His return bodes well for the viewers, who hope to continue his title-grabbing strides.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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