Athlete Bio
Jón Páll Sigmarsson

Years Active: 1982-1992
Born: 1960-04-28
Height: 1.9 m (6' 3")
Weight: 133 kg (293 lbs)

Competition Totals:
TypeContestsWins
International3112
WSM Totals:
AppearancesFinalsWins
774
Date Contest Contest Type Division Location Placing
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Joensuu, Finland 1 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Mora, Sweden 1 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Christchurch, New Zealand 2 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Cascais, Portugal 2 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Nice, France 1 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open Budapest, Hungary 1 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalWorld's Strongest Man Open San Sebastián, Spain 3 of 8
1987 1987 Pure StrengthPure Strength Open Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 of 3
1992 1992 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Open South Africa 5 of 9
1988 1988 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Open Finland 2 of 3
1987-03-26 1987 World Strongman ChallengeWorld Strongman Challenge Open Tokyo, Japan 2 of 7
1989-10-01 1989 KrafturKraftur Open Reykjavík, Iceland 1 of 6
1992 1992 World Mighty ManWorld Mighty Man Open Johannesburg, South Africa 8 of 9
1992 1992 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Open Denmark 4 of 10
1990 1990 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Open Denmark 4 of 10
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man Open Arnhem, Netherlands 3 of 8
1987-10-16 1987 Défi Mark Ten InternationalDéfi Mark Ten International Open Montréal, Canada 5 of 10
1986-09-12 1986 Défi Mark Ten InternationalDéfi Mark Ten International Open Montréal, Canada 2 of 10
1991 1991 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open Fergus, Canada 1 of 6
1990 1990 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open Glasgow, Scotland 1 of 15
1989 1989 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open East Kilbride, Scotland 1 of 5
1988 1988 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open East Kilbride, Scotland 3 of 6
1987-06-07 1987 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open East Kilbride, Scotland 2 of 10
1986-06-01 1986 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open East Kilbride, Scotland 1 of 6
1985-06-02 1985 World Muscle Power ClassicWorld Muscle Power Classic Open East Kilbride, Scotland 1 of 2
1986-07-29 1986 Commonwealth GamesCommonwealth Games Open Edinburgh, Scotland 1 of 6
1990-08-26 1990 Battle of the GiantsBattle of the Giants Open Bournemouth, England 2 of 6
1985-09-13 1985 Défi Mark Ten InternationalDéfi Mark Ten International Open Montréal, Canada 3 of 3
1992 1992 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Open Oulu, Finland 6 of 11
1991-07-14 1991 European HerculesEuropean Hercules Open Oulu, Finland 3 of 10
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Nordic Strongest Man Open Vänersborg, Sweden 2 of 11
Date Contest Event Result Placing
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalBack Load Carry 50.00 s 1 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalLoading Race 5 in 31.00 s 2 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalFront Hold 4 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalRock Press 120 kg 2 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalMedley 84.00 s 1 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalBack Lift 850 kg 3 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalTruck Pull 30.90 s 3 of 8
1990-08-18 1990 WSM FinalArm Over Arm Pull 57.70 s 6 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalLoading Race 6 in 44.00 s 2 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalTruck Pull 3 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalCart Carry 45 m 6 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalCrucifix Hold 36.00 s 6 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalStone to Shoulder 6 reps 1 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 76 m 2 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalMax Log Lift 140 kg 3 of 8
1989-08-20 1989 WSM FinalCar Flip 2 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalMcGlashen Stones 5 implements 1 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalWeight Throw 5.05 m 1 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalCarry & Drag 2 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalFront Hold 46.00 s 3 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalMax Log Lift 150 kg 3 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalTruck Pull 1 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalMax Deadlift
(Partial deadlift)
460 kg 4 of 8
1988 1988 WSM FinalLoading Race 1 of 8
1987 1987 Défi Mark Ten InternationalBack Load Carry 47.87 s 6 of 10
1987 1987 Défi Mark Ten InternationalWheelbarrow Carry
(One drop allowed)
1315 kg 3 of 10
1987 1987 Défi Mark Ten InternationalBack Lift
(Partial lift)
5 of 10
1987 1987 Défi Mark Ten InternationalWeight Throw
(25 kg rock, for distance)
7.81 m 2 of 10
1987 1987 Pure StrengthMedley 2 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthMax Deadlift 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthWheelbarrow Carry 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthMax Log Lift 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthVertical Lift 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthWeight Throw
(For height)
2 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthCaber Toss 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthArm Over Arm Pull 1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthManhood Stones
(100 to 120 kg, 32-metre carry)
1 of 3
1987 1987 Pure StrengthSword Hold 1 of 3
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalLoading Race 1 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalMax Deadlift 1 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalTug of War 2 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalCrucifix Hold
(12.5 kg / hand)
2 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalCar Flip 3 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalMcGlashen Stones
(70 to 150 kg)
1 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalCarry & Drag 1 of 8
1986-11-21 1986 WSM FinalArm Over Arm Pull 2 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalLoading Race 1 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalSwingletree 3 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalBarrel Lift 1 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalCrucifix Hold 3 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalArm Over Arm Pull 2 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalMedley 2 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalMax Deadlift 2 of 8
1985-11-15 1985 WSM FinalTruck Pull 6 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalArm Wrestling 2 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalFloor Press 3 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalLoading Race 2 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalSled Push 2 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalFront Hold 2 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalRock Press 1 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalCaber Toss 1 of 8
1985-01-24 1984 WSM FinalTruck Pull 1 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalLoading Race 1 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalVertical Lift 1 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalWeight Throw 3 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalRock Press 2 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalTruck Pull 8 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalMax Deadlift
(18-inch deadlift)
525 kg 2 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalBar Bend 5 of 8
1983-11-27 1983 WSM FinalFarmer's Walk 1 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManTug of War 5 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManMax Log Lift 130 kg 2 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManLoading Race
(10 flour sacks, 75 kg each)
10 in 137.50 s 4 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManBar Bend 3 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManCrucifix Hold 3 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManCar Flip
(1st car on flat ground, 2nd car on an
incline)
1 in 8.20 s 3 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManDeadlift
(Milk cart deadlift)
4 of 8
1983 1983 Europe's Strongest ManBoat Pull 42.10 s 3 of 8
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Back Lift 900 kg 8 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Vertical Lift 142.5 kg 1 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Bicep Curl 75 kg 3 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82One-Arm Deadlift 210 kg 1 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Max Deadlift 367.5 kg 1 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Bench Press 230 kg 1 of 11
1982-05-02 1982 Viking 82Max Squat 355 kg 3 of 11
Jón Páll passed away on Jan. 16th, 1993 after an aortic rupture while deadlifting.
He was inducted into the World's Strongest Man Hall of Fame in 2012.
# Event PR Contest
1 Max. Deadlift 367.5 kg (810 lbs) 1982 Viking 82
2 Max. 18-inch Deadlift 525 kg (1157 lbs) 1983 WSM Final
3 Max. Log Lift 150 kg (331 lbs) 1988 WSM Final
4 Max. Squat 355 kg (783 lbs) 1982 Viking 82