Hafthor Björnsson deadlifted 501 kilograms (1,105 pounds) at his home gym in Reykjavík, Iceland under the watchful eye of strongman referee Magnus Ver Magnusson … 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. In 2008, Magnús made an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. In 1995, Samuelsson accidentally broke the arm of Australian wrestler Nathan Jones during heats of the World's Strongest Man contest in Nassau, Bahamas. Now bring on England! He achieved a 31 podium finish making him one of the all-time most successful strongman competitors. 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? The action combined with Samuelsson's own body strength resulted in a snapped humerus. Magnusson, who was known for his old-world courtesy, is also credited with bringing Mastermind back to TV after hosting a one- off Mastermind Celebrity Special in 2002. His numerous BBC television and radio programmes would later include spells as occasional presenter of Tonight (1964-5) and Pebble Mill At One. 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. He once held the world record for a tire deadlift of 445 kg (981 lb). Samuelsson plays Gunnar Nyberg, a detective in the 2011 Swedish crime thriller series Arne Dahl. Magnús Ver Magnússon (born 23 April 1963) is an Icelandic former powerlifter and strongman competitor. Maríanna lives in Mosfellsbær and is a nurse. He decided to focus solely on strongman competition after he won the 1991 World's Strongest Man contest. It has also been aired in Germany and UK. or debate this issue live on our message boards. The Mountain has done it. Magnus won the 2002 Iceland's Strongest Man contest, his career best win. Done in the gym (according to Samuelsson himself), 6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/2NGbyg7vtBbQxw4ZfGp4stk/clapa, "Magnus Samuelsson: "Arne Dahl är som lumpen, "Att vara tuff handlar om så mycket annat", https://maxstyrka.se/2015/08/maxstyrka-radio-avsnitt-32-magnus-samuelsson, https://maxstyrka.se/2015/08/maxstyrka-radio-avsnitt-32-magnus-samuelsson/, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/2NGbyg7vtBbQxw4ZfGp4stk/clapa, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Magnus_Samuelsson&oldid=975683123, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 August 2020, at 21:02. 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. He is a four-time World's Strongest Man, having won in 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1996. In 1993, when a winning semi-finalist queried an answer, provoking a backstage row between rivals, he muttered: "It's just a bloody game.". Samuelsson plays Clapa in the BBC's The Last Kingdom.

The illness forced him to cancel a series of public appearances to promote his latest book. 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. You must be joking! In 2010 he competed in Rally Sweden, part of the World Rally Championship, finishing in 35th position out of 55. or debate this issue live on our message boards. He and his brother, Torbjörn, are both full-time farmers. 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. • John Humphrys: Why don't women ever win Mastermind? Onboard the Caribbean coronavirus cruise: Pictures show mask-wearing staff and people consigned to their... RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: The Force is with you? In 2001, Samuelsson became the overall champion of the Strongman Super Series. In addition to his four World's Strongest Man titles, Magnús was also runner-up in 1992 and 1993. 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! Samuelsson is also an automobile racing enthusiast.

By the time he retired he had asked more than 64,000 questions on more than 447 programmes. The injury occurred because Jones employed the novice technique of side twisting. Magnús competed in his first strongman contest in 1985, finishing third in the Iceland's Strongest Man competition won by Jón Páll Sigmarsson. His best lifts in competition include a 437.5 kg (964.5 lb) squat, 400 kg (882 lb) raw squat, 275 kg (605 lb) bench press with shirt and 250 kg raw bench press, 375 kg (827 lb) raw deadlift, and a raw total of 1015 kg (2238 lb). We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The former host of Mastermind, who was 77, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three months ago. [3] One of the reasons he declined was that he believed the film was going to be a B movie. 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. He is now the owner of a gym in Reykjavikand, Iceland but often returns to the strongman scene to referee or commentate. He was able to easily out deadlift the favoured O.D Wilson by 40 kg in 1991 and out squatted the world record holder in the squat, Gerrit Badenhorst, in 1995. Once again, Mr Plod has lost the plot.

In a statement last night, his family paid a moving tribute. Magnusson retired from the programme in 1997 when it was dropped by the BBC. Magnus Magnusson, master of the quizmasters, dead at 77 Last updated at 09:53 08 January 2007 Magnus Magnusson has lost his battle with cancer. 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. No comments have so far been submitted. 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. 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 Yorkshire Ripper victim who got away: Marcella Claxton, 64, who was mistaken for a prostitute when she... Free to carry out a murderous reign of terror: How police missed NINE chances to catch Peter Sutcliffe as... A softer, greener government or the end of Boris?

Mamie, his wife of 52 years and his four surviving children Sally, Anna, Margaret and Jon were with him.

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