CrossFit: The most versatile workout in the world meets all-round performance

Volkswagen R now has a brand ambassador: world-class athlete Sara Sigmundsdottir represents the sporty brand of Volkswagen worldwide. The Icelandic CrossFit star embodies values ​​such as performance and all-round skills in a very authentic way.

Sara Sigmundsdottir and the T-Roc R. – (photo by VW)

Sara Sigmundsdottir is one of the most successful CrossFit athletes in the world. The CrossFit Open, the second most important competition of this sport, won it in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. There were also victories at renowned regional competitions in Europe and Dubai. At the CrossFit Games, which are considered World Championships in CrossFit, she won the bronze medal in 2015 and 2016. CrossFit is a sport in which exercises from different disciplines are performed in competition. For example, gymnastics, power lifting, Olympic weight lifting, endurance running and rowing.

“As an athlete who challenges herself in various disciplines and strives for best performance in all areas, Sara Sigmundsdottir is an ideal brand ambassador. Her ambition combined with her impressive sporty performance are a reflection of what makes Volkswagen R stand out,” said Jost Capito, Head of Volkswagen R, welcoming the Icelandic woman to Volkswagen R.

Sigmundsdottir’s enthusiasm for this sport finally seized her competitive debut in 2013. But the Icelander had already started intensive strength and athletic training before. In addition to training and participating in competitions, the 28-year-old studies psychology. The degree not only secures Sigmundsdottir professionally for the time after her sports career, it is also an excellent balance to the demanding training sessions and competitions. She lives in her Icelandic hometown Njardvik. There she prepares for championships all over the world in her own training area.

“I am extremely proud to be able to work with Volkswagen R together. Volkswagen R embodies so much of what I really believe in,” says Sigmundsdottir. “When I got into the T-Roc R the first time , I realized that this was exactly my car. With the combination of strength and finesse, I can all identify as an athlete. I look forward to working with you and hope that a long-lasting relationship between Volkswagen R and me will thrive.”

Author: Nabeel K

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