Kick-Ass Dottirs: 7 Lesser Known Icelandic Female Athletes

Iceland is renowned for the incredible athletic abilities of her native ‘Dottirs’. Everyone knows Annie, Sara and Katrin, but we want to showcase the exceptional talents of her other homegrown Crossfitters and lifters that deserve to be seen by the world.


Taking 10th place in the Open 2016, this 24-year old athlete has a good explanation for the Icelandic success in international competitions: their natural competitiveness. She has a background in track and field (400m) and trains with Hjordis Oskarsdottir at CrossFit Sport. She has competed as an individual at the CrossFit Games and twice on a team.

Thuridur Erla Helgadottir weightlifter clean and jerk

Thuridur Erla Helgadottir performing a Clean and Jerk during competition

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