Thuridur Erla Helgadottir

Further Personal Information
Residence
Switzerland
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Icelandic
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Iceland: Reykjavík, ISL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She grew up training in gymnastics, football and athletics. She was introduced to CrossFit in 2010, and then got involved in weightlifting. "From 2018 I have been pursuing my dream to be an elite CrossFit athlete and a weightlifter."
Club / Team
CrossFit Zug: Switzerland
Training Regime
She trains twice a day at the CrossFit gym, spending roughly half her time on weightlifting or related exercises. "Weightlifting is a big part of CrossFit and since strength is usually my biggest weakness, a lot of my time usually is spent on strength training anyways."
General Interest
Nicknames
Thuri, Mighty Mouse (boxrox.com, 05 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies, reading, swimming, socialising with friends. (boxrox.com, 10 Nov 2018; SKE Facebook page, 12 Jul 2018)
Hero / Idol
Icelandic CrossFit athlete Annie Thorisdottir. (boxrox.com, 05 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She has undergone knee surgery during her career. (games.crossfit.com, 25 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love doing what I do. I enjoy the focus on training and competing." (SKE Facebook page, 12 Jul 2018)
Other sports
She was a national champion in athletics [800m] in Iceland, and has competed in CrossFit at international level. (boxrox.com, 05 Jul 2015; games.crossfit.com, 25 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
Her sister Lilja Lind represented Iceland in weightlifting at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2018; visir.is, 20 Feb 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
In December 2018 she moved to Switzerland to join CrossFit Zug, where she trains and coaches other athletes. (Facebook profile, 29 Aug 2019; ibelieveinyou.ch, 02 Jul 2019)

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