Despite having not competed in a strongman event since 2004, Magnusson stunned the capacity crowd with a time of 101.2 seconds (1m 41.2s), whilst Kazmaier could only manage just over 18 seconds. After competing in the IFSA Strongman World Championship in 2005, he returned to compete in the 2006 World's Strongest Man but failed to make it past the qualifying rounds due to a back injury. It has also been aired in Germany and UK. No comments have so far been submitted. He competed in a one-off event at the Giants Live Strongman Championship 2019 held in Wembley against fellow strongman legend Bill Kazmaier in the Hercules Hold, with the weight being reduced by 20 kg on each side from what the professional athletes were working with. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, Considering a change of direction? He also spent two years studying Old Icelandic literature. You must be joking! In addition to his four World's Strongest Man titles, Magnús was also runner-up in 1992 and 1993. He has also won the Iceland's strongest man competition many times and the West coast Viking (Vestfjarðavíkingurinn) of Iceland nine times. Elderly motorist crashes SIX times in one minute as he spins around street smashing into three cars and... Singleton reveals how lockdown has RUINED dating because men have 'let themselves go', harass women in the... A lack of energy, low mood and weakened immunity! We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Why a career in adult social care could be the... Fury as MPs blow £10,000 on sketch of Elizabeth Tower covered in scaffolding to commemorate bungled... John Humphrys: Why don't women ever win Mastermind? His journalistic career began at the Scottish Daily Express and then The Scotsman. Magnús lives in Kópavogur with his wife, Maggý Mýrdal, who owns a design store called Fonts. Born in Iceland, Magnusson came to Scotland, where his father was Icelandic Consul, when he was a year old and later worked as a journalist, writer and broadcaster. Missing from 1995’s competition was Manfred who was nearly killed in a car crash. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied English. He is a four-time World's Strongest Man, having won in 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996. He carried Jón Páll's formula of being athletic for the dynamic tests of strength and having tremendous static strength to out lift some of the best Powerlifters. The former host of Mastermind, who was 77, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three months ago. Magnus Samuelsson (born December 21, 1969), is a Swedish actor, former strongman and winner of the 1998 World's Strongest Man contest in Morocco.The son of a former Swedish arm wrestling champion, he has also been ranked among the best arm wrestlers in the world and was a European Arm Wrestling champion prior to becoming a professional strongman. [1] He also appeared in a Coors Light commercial as the "World's Strongest Man" which aired in the U.S. Magnús frequently judges international powerlifting and strongman competitions. Magnús began powerlifting in 1984. A year later, Samuelsson reached the 2007 finals, eventually finishing in 5th place. He once held the world record for a tire deadlift of 445 kg (981 lb). PPE is STILL being denied to some NHS workers despite huge stockpiles as emails reveal safety watchdog faced... Black NHS nurses are 'petrified' of being sent back to the Covid front line without proper PPE - as survey... Manchester University students BARRICADE themselves into their accommodation block in protest at being asked... Kate Garraway says husband Derek has had a 'tough old week' and admits she has been 'blown away' by... 'YOU'RE to blame': Rush to pub before Lockdown 2.0 may have fuelled record rise in Covid cases, experts say... Aeroflot's boss in London is arrested in Moscow and accused of 'high treason' and spying for Britain. He decided to focus solely on strongman competition after he won the 1991 World's Strongest Man contest. Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, said: "For millions of viewers Magnus Magnusson was one of the defining faces and voices 1973. of the BBC. Magnus Samuelsson (born December 21, 1969), is a Swedish actor, former strongman and winner of the 1998 World's Strongest Man contest in Morocco. He achieved a 31 podium finish making him one of the all-time most successful strongman competitors. He is considered to be one of the first modern strongman competitors and is regarded by many to be one of the best strongmen of all time. Along with Mariusz , Jon Pall and Kazmaier ; Magnus is … Our guide to the surprising ways winter can affect our... 'My credit card provider sorted out the £1,871 a fraudster spent on Apple - but then locked me out of the... At least 74 migrants including children drown after their overloaded boat capsizes off the coast of Libya. By the time he retired he had asked more than 64,000 questions on more than 447 programmes. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Maríanna lives in Mosfellsbær and is a nurse. Presenting Mastermind gave him some of his best years, he said. Samuelsson plays Gunnar Nyberg, a detective in the 2011 Swedish crime thriller series Arne Dahl. In 2008, Magnús made an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. His strongman victories include the 1989 Pure Strength contest in Scotland, the 1991 and 1993 International Power Challenge, the 1992 Scandinavian Strongest Man (Finland), the 1992 Nordic Strongest Man (Denmark), the 1994 Europe's Strongest Man, the 1995 World Muscle Power Championship, and the 1995 and 1997 Viking Challenge. After Magnus squatted 437.5 kg, Badenhorst commented that he had previously underestimated Magnus' pure strength and that Magnus' squat was the greatest squat he had ever seen from someone of his bodyweight. He has also achieved a podium place in WSM on five separate occasions. Magnús competed in his first strongman contest in 1985, finishing third in the Iceland's Strongest Man competition won by Jón Páll Sigmarsson. He later joined the BBC where he was responsible for programmes such as Chronicle, which ran on BBC2 for 14 years, and BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands. Out in Nassau, Bahamas, Gerrit Badenhorst proved the main obstacle for the champion but he got injured early on and lost his way. In 1993, when a winning semi-finalist queried an answer, provoking a backstage row between rivals, he muttered: "It's just a bloody game.". Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message,,ús_Ver_Magnússon&oldid=986007905, BLP articles lacking sources from October 2012, Articles lacking in-text citations from October 2012, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Squat - 437.5 kg (964.5 lbs) (World's Strongest Man 1995), This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 07:45. Samuelsson plays Clapa in the BBC's The Last Kingdom. In a statement last night, his family paid a moving tribute. Torbjörn Samuelsson (Samuelsson' brother) also competed in strongman competitions between 1996–2002, winning Sweden's Strongest Man twice and competing at the World's Strongest Man 2000–2002.


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