Magnus Samuelsson

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Magnus Samuelsson
BornMagnus Samuelsson
(1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 42)
Sweden Kisa, Sweden
OccupationStrongman, Armwrestling
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight344 pounds (156 kg)
SpouseKristin Samuelsson
ChildrenDavid Samuelsson
Website
http://www.magnus-samuelsson.net/en
 
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Magnus Samuelsson
BornMagnus Samuelsson
(1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 42)
Sweden Kisa, Sweden
OccupationStrongman, Armwrestling
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight344 pounds (156 kg)
SpouseKristin Samuelsson
ChildrenDavid Samuelsson
Website
http://www.magnus-samuelsson.net/en
Competition record
Strongman
Competitor for  Sweden
World's Strongest Man
10th1995 World's Strongest Man
Qualified1996 World's Strongest Man
3rd1997 World's Strongest Man
1st1998 World's Strongest Man
5th1999 World's Strongest Man
3rd2000 World's Strongest Man
2nd2001 World's Strongest Man
10th2002 World's Strongest Man
4th2003 World's Strongest Man
3rd2004 World's Strongest Man
Qualified2006 World's Strongest Man
5th2007 World's Strongest Man
Qualified2008 World's Strongest Man
Strongman Super Series
2nd2001 Holland Grand Prix
3rd2001 Czech Grand Prix
1st2001 Sweden Grand Prix
1st2001 Overall Champion
1st2004 Sweden Grand Prix
3rd2004/05 Overall
1st2008 Sweden Super Series
Arnold Strongman Classic
10th2005 Arnold Strongman Classic
World Muscle Power Championships
3rd2001
2nd1996
Europe's Strongest Man
2nd2000
3rd2001
Sweden's Strongest Man
1st1995
1st1996
1st1997
1st1999
1st2000
1st2001
1st2003
1st2004
1st2005
World Strongman Challenge
1st1998
2nd1999
1st2001
European Hercules
1st1997
European Open[disambiguation needed]
3rd1997
Helsinki Grand Prix
2nd1998
2nd2000

Magnus Samuelsson (born on December 21, 1969), is a Swedish strongman and winner of the 1998 World's Strongest Man contest in Morocco. The son of a former Swedish female arm wrestling champion, he has also been ranked among the best arm wrestlers in the world and was a European Armwrestling champion prior to his strongman career.

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Strongman career

Magnus has achieved a podium place in WSM on 5 separate occasions. Magnus holds the record for reaching the World's Strongest Man finals 10 times, a feat which he achieved over a 13 year span from 1995-2007. He was the first man to ever win the Strongman Super Series overall title in 2001. He is also one of only 5 men in the world to have successfully closed the No. 4 Captains of Crush hand-gripper under official conditions. Magnus has achieved a podium finish in 31 total contests, making him one of the most successful strongman competitors of all time.

Magnus' brother, Torbjorn Samuelsson also competes in strongman, winning Sweden's Strongest Man 2 times and competing at the World's Strongest Man contest from 2000-2002.

During the heats for the 1995 World's Strongest Man contest, Magnus broke the arm of Nathan Jones. In his "World's Strongest Arms" DVD Magnus explains the fundamentals of arm-wrestling. Magnus never intended for Jones to become injured, but Jones was using the novice technique of side twisting. Overall body strength cannot be used in such a position, it is a very dangerous movement frequently resulting in a broken humerus bone.

Magnus is supported at every competition by his wife Kristin, a former two-time winner of Sweden's strongest woman.

Magnus returned to World's Strongest Man in the 2006, but failed to make it out of the qualifying rounds due to a back injury. In 2007 Magnus was able to qualify for the finals, and finished in 5th place.

Retirement/other interests

At the 2008 World's Strongest Man contest after failing to make the finals, he announced his retirement from competition after 14 years competing in the sport. “You should never say ‘never,’” Magnus Samuelsson said, commenting on his announced retirement from the World’s Strongest Man contest.

Magnus was a European Armwrestling champion prior to his strongman career.

Magnus was the winner of Swedish version of the television series Dancing with the Stars in 2009, beating Laila Bagge in the final.

Magnus is a full time farmer, along with his brother Torbjorn Samuelsson.

Samuelsson is also an automobile racing enthusiast, and in 2010 he competed on the Swedish round of the World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden, finishing in 35th position out of 55.

On his official website Magnus states, "My ambition was to see how strong I could get, and I am totally clean, which proves that success is possible without drugs."

Personal Records

Stats

Contest History

References


External links

World's Strongest Man
Preceded by:
Jouko Ahola
First (1998)Succeeded by:
Jouko Ahola
Let's Dance
Preceded by:
Tina Nordström & Tobias Karlsson
Winner
Season 4 (2009 with Annika Sjöö)
Succeeded by:
TBA