Who is Sólveig Sigurðardóttir (Sola)?

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Solveig Sigurdardottir is an Icelandic CrossFit Athlete that joined The Progrm in 2021.

Stats

Year of Birth: 1995
Nationality: Icelandic
Height: 170cm
Weight: 68kg
Profession: Student
CrossFit Affiliate: CrossFit Reykjavík
Instagram: @SolaSigurdardottir

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Max Clean and Jerk: 110kg
Max Snatch: 88kg
Max unbroken RMU: 13
Quickest 5km Run or Row: 22 min Run

Career Highlights

3x CrossFit Games athlete (2016, 2017, 2022)
2023 National Champion of Iceland
24th 2023 Europe Semifinal
16th 2023 Quarterfinals (Europe)
4th 2022 CrossFit Strength in Depth
8th 2022 Quarterfinals (Europe)
3x Regionals athlete (2016, 2017, 2018)

2023

The Open & The Europe Regional

Sigurdardottir finished the Open ranking 27th Worldwide. She was also Fittest in Iceland.

2022

The Open and leading up to Sanctionals

Sola finished the Open 172nd Worldwide and 55th in Europe. She advanced to complete the individual Quarterfinal where she ranked 8th in Europe and 18th Worldwide. Through this she was able to move onto the next stage of competition.

CrossFit Strength in Depth

She competed in CrossFit Strength in Depth, one of several competitions that awards top-placing athletes a spot to compete at the CrossFit Games. After 1 event win and 3 top-3 event finishes, Sola finished 4th Overall.

2021

The Open & The Sanctionals

Sola finished the Open 172nd Worldwide and 55th in Europe. She advanced to complete the individual Quarterfinal where she ranked 8th in Europe and 18th Worldwide.

CrossFit Strength in Depth

She competed in CrossFit Strength in Depth, one of several competitions that awards top-placing athletes a spot to compete at the CrossFit Games. After 1 event win and 3 top-3 event finishes, Sola finished 4th Overall.

2020

The Open

Sola finished the Open in 669th place worldwide.

2019

The Open

Sola finished the Open in 16368th place worldwide, and 71st Iceland.

2018

The Open & The Europe Regional

Sigurdardottir was the 5th Fittest Woman in Iceland following The Open. This was also the first year that she qualified for Regionals as an individual athlete.

At the Europe Regional Sola finished 34th overall.

2017

The Open, Regionals & The CrossFit Games

In the 2017 Open Sola placed 134th worldwide and was the 3rd Fittest Woman in Iceland. She competed on her affiliate's team, CrossFit XY, for the second consecutive year. The team took 5th at the Meridian Regional advancing to the CrossFit Games in Carson, California. After 9 events, Team CrossFit XY withdrew from the competition.

2016

The Open, Regionals & The CrossFit Games

In 2016 Sola participated in the Open placing 158th in Europe. She went on to make up part of the team roster for CrossFit XY, competing in the Meridian regional. After claiming 4th place, the team advanced to compete at the 2016 CrossFit Games. This was Sola's first Games appearance and the team placed 34th overall.

Q&A

Hardest workout you have ever done: Triple Three at European Regionals 2018

Choose/Design 1 workout to beat anyone in the World:

10RFT
1 Clean 90kg
2 Parallette HSPU
3 Muscle Ups

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Who do you wish was watching you perform at every competition?

My parents

If you could bring item to a dessert island what would it be?

The sensible thing would probably be to bring matches, but that’s not really a spicy answer, is it?

Who is your favourite sports hero?

Serena Williams

How does being an athlete make you a better person?

It just makes me more of an A person which helps in all aspects of life!

Best moment in your CrossFit career:

Winning the Madrid CF Championships 2021

How do you celebrate after a competition:

Dinner with friends as we are all too tired to do anything else haha. But the parties after Regionals were always wild, bring those back, please!

Tips for someone who wants to become a professional CrossFit Athlete:

The sooner you start doing CF the better, and don’t neglect the basics as it will just make thing harder for you in the long run.

What do you tell yourself on days when you feel unmotivated/tired?

That I know I’ll only feel worse if I don’t do the things I’m supposed to do. But there is a fine line between just being unmotivated/a little lazy and actually needing to rest. Listen to your body as well.

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Favourite song or playlist:

Icelandic Rap and Dakke day

What goes through your head before entering the competition floor?

Stay calm and don’t analyse people when they are warming up as that can easily stress you out. Everyone looks amazing when warming up.

What are your goals in the close future (6 months – 1 year)?

This year I want to pass all my exams and move on to year 3 in Chiropractic. That is my no 1 goal as a setback there can cost me a lot of time and money. The other goal I have is to do extremely well at Semifinals.

And distant future (5+ years)?

I’ll be working as a chiropractor somewhere with good financial stability and in a kick ass shape. Hopefully I’ll be happy, however that happiness appears.