Twenty-Five-Year-Old Sets Icelandic Record in 400-meter Hurdle. Seven Athletes Already Qualified for the Olympics. Skip to content

Twenty-Five-Year-Old Sets Icelandic Record in 400-meter Hurdle. Seven Athletes Already Qualified for the Olympics.

Björgvin Víkingsson, a 25-year-old runner, set a new Icelandic record in 400 meter hurdles in Germany. His time was 51.7 seconds, which is 0.21 seconds faster than the old record, set before Víkingson was born. The 400-meter hurdles record was one of the oldest Icelandic records in Icelandic athletics, Morgunbladid reports. Víkingsson’s time, however, is still far from Olympic standards.

Seven Icelandic athletes have already qualified for the Olympics in Beijing this summer: two in athletics, three swimmers and one in badminton. The Icelandic men’s handball team still has a chance of qualifying for the games.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter