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Hulda Sigurjonsdottir



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 with the Sudri Club in Iceland.
Why this sport?
"It was the best for my body strength and shape."
Club / Team
Armann: Reykjavík, ISL

International debut

Competing for
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Photography, spending time with animals and nature, weightlifting, yoga. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019; Instagram profile, 01 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing the 2012 European Championships in Stadskanaal, Netherlands. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Icelandic sprinter Fjola Signy Hannesdottir. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
New Zealander shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in weightlifting for people with an impairment at national level in Iceland. (, 08 Aug 2014)
Other information
She has a close friendship with her training partner and Icelandic Para sprinter and long jumper Bergrun Osk Adalsteinsdottir. The pair began training together in 2019. "Bergrun is a great competitor. She's a fun character, a little laid back. But I think she is just waking up, she is not as shy as when I met her. It was hard to get a word out of her. She whispered a little bit and you had to get her to speak louder to hear. Then all of a sudden you started to see her come out of her shell. Although she is young and I am a little older, we get along really well. I think I'm sharing my experience with her and want to do everything for her to help her succeed. She can really go very far in her class." (, 08 Mar 2020)

She felt that her increased stress levels had been affecting her performances, so she took up yoga in January 2020 and began to see an improvement in her form and wellbeing. "With everything and a lot on my back, I felt like I had stones in my pockets. I went to a course called 'I Am Yoga Nutra', and it helped me tremendously. I went to yoga in January [2020] to help me to be my best self. Others have also seen a difference in me." (Instagram profile, 01 Mar 2020)