Kristján Jón Haraldsson is the winner of the 2022 Iceland’s Strongest Man (ISM). This 12 months’s strongman competitors came about on August 6-7, 2022, in Reykjavík, Iceland. According to Strongman Archives, it’s the 24-year-old Haraldsson’s second main victory in Iceland in 2022 after profitable the Strongest Man in Iceland contest early in June. 

Here are the ultimate standings from the 2022 Iceland’s Strongest Man:

2022 Iceland’s Strongest Man Results

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 36 factors
  2. Stefán Karel Torfason — 33 factors
  3. Páll Logason — 31 factors
  4. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — 21 factors
  5. Kristján Páll Árnason — 15 factors
  6. Sigurjón Gudnason — 11 factors

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The six-athlete area competed in seven occasions all through the two-day power competitors. They had been the Truck Pull, Max Deadlift, Front Hold, Weight Toss, Super Yoke, Overhead Press, and the Natural Stones in successive order. Haraldsson had a dominant efficiency, profitable 4 of the seven occasions, edging defending champion Stefán Karel Torfason by a three-point margin.

2022 Iceland’s Strongest Man Event Rundown

Here’s an summary of the 2022 ISM’s schedule and the trail Haraldsson took to his title, per Strongman Archives.

Day One — Saturday, August 6, 2022

Truck Pull

At the time of this writing, the burden of the truck the athletes pulled is undisclosed. Nonetheless, the competitor who might pull it the farthest distance gained the occasion. 

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 9.28 meters
  2. Stefán Karel Torfason — 6.7 meters
  3. Páll Logason — not proven
  4. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — 21 factors
  5. Kristján Páll Árnason — 15 factors
  6. Sigurjón Gudnason — 11 factors


The deadlift occasion within the 2022 ISM had the athletes pull the heaviest attainable one-rep max. 

  1. Páll Logason — 370 kilograms (815.7 kilos)
  2. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 360 kilograms (793.6 kilos)
  3. Stefán Karel Torfason — 350 kilograms (771.6 kilos)
  4. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — 340 kilograms (749.7 kilos)
  5. Kristján Páll Árnason — 320 kilograms (705.5 kilos)
  6. Sigurjón Gudnason — 270 kilograms (595.2 kilos)

Front Hold

Competitors held an implement of undisclosed weight hooked up to a deal with at shoulder peak for so long as attainable. The deal with required a supinated grip.

  1. Stefán Karel Torfason — 41 seconds
  2. Páll Logason — 39 seconds
  3. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 37 seconds
  4. Kristján Páll Árnason — 36 secnods
  5. Sigurjón Gudnason — 34 seconds
  6. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — 32 seconds

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Day Two — Sunday, August 7, 2022

Weight Toss

In the Weight Toss, the respective opponents tossed implements (two kegs, two sandbags, and one weight with handles) with progressive weight (undisclosed) within the quickest time they might handle. 

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — Five in 12.64 seconds
  2. Stefán Karel Torfason — Five in 12.70 seconds
  3. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — Five in 36 seconds
  4. Kristján Páll Árnason — Three in 14 seconds
  5. Páll Logason — Three in 14.78 seconds
  6. Sigurjón Gudnason — Three in 21.80 seconds

Super Yoke

The weight of the Yoke on this occasion was 400 kilograms (881.8 kilos). The victor was who might carry it down the size of the course quicker than their friends. 

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — 47.02 seconds
  2. Páll Logason — 48 seconds
  3. Stefán Karel Torfason — 18.73 meters
  4. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — 15.56 meters
  5. Sigurjón Gudnason — 9.25 meters
  6. Kristján Páll Árnason — 5.45 meters

Overhead Press

Similar to the Weight Toss, the Overhead Press gave the athletes the target of overhead urgent 4 implements (pure stone, a heavy dumbbell, a monster dumbbell, and a log). The winner was whoever lifted probably the most efficiently (weight unclear). Speed was the tiebreaker within the occasion any opponents lifted the identical quantity of implements. 

  1. Kristján Jón Haraldsson — Three in 28.50 seconds
  2. Stefán Karel Torfason — Three in 35 seconds
  3. Páll Logason — Two in 28.65 seconds
  4. Sigurjón Gudnason — One in 12.5 seconds
  5. Kristján Páll Árnason — One in 14.8 seconds
  6. Hilmar Örn Jónsson — no elevate

Natural Stones

To conclude the competition, the opponents needed to elevate awkwardly-shaped stones (weight undisclosed) to their respective platforms in succession. The format might probably be harking back to the extra well-known Atlas Stones, the place strongmen elevate the titular stones onto podiums. 

  1. Hilmar Örn Jónsson
  2. Páll Logason
  3. Stefán Karel Torfason
  4. Kristján Jón Haraldsson
  5. Kristján Páll Árnason
  6. Sigurjón Gudnason

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A Promising Future

At simply 24, regardless of already attaining loads, like his two consecutive Icelandic strongman titles, Haraldsson appears to have a brilliant profession forward of him. Given the historical past of elite strongmen from the nation, he could be following a high quality precedent. For instance, his fellow countryman — 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Hafthor Björnsson — gained the primary of 10 consecutive ISM titles on the age of twenty-two.

At this second, Haraldsson is a far cry achievement-wise from an athlete many take into account one of many biggest strongmen of all time. However, if he continues his tempo and maybe in the future elects to compete on a global scale outdoors the famed Nordic nation — Haraldsson may grow to be a family identify. 

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