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Icelandic Women Compete in Strength

A competition on Iceland’s Strongest Woman will take place in Vetrargardurinn recreation center in the mall Smáralind in Kópavogur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, in October. A competition of this type and size has never been held in Iceland before.

“We expect around 18 contestants and the women come from different directions,” Gemma Taylor Magnússon, Britain’s former strongest woman, told Fréttabladid. She is organizing the competition with her husband, Icelandic weightlifter Benedikt Magnússon.

“I think Icelandic women have one of the best gene mixtures in the world in terms of strength and physique,” Taylor Magnússon said.

All profits from the competition will go towards the Iceland Cancer Society’s “Pink Ribbon” project to support breast cancer research.

Click here to read more about the competition.

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