Larger Than Life DVD
The Story of Jón Páll Sigmarsson
(April 28, 1960 – January 16, 1993)
Champions come and go, but a Legend never dies! The documentary dvd movie “Larger Than Life” …the story of Jón Páll Sigmarsson, is a great film about the real Viking of the 20th Century, and one of the greatest sportsman ever alive. Jón Páll was a weightlifter and powerlifter from Iceland, who won the World’s Strongest Man Competition four times (1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990).
Jón Páll life was in some ways, a fairy-tale. As a local celebrity, he appeared regularly in the media. The Icelanders liked his public presence to a large extent and enjoyed his popular one-liners. Many of his remarks are still well known in Iceland, and one of those became the title of the Jón Páll documentary, “Þetta er ekkert mál fyrir Jón Pál” …The meaning would be: “This is no problem for Jón Páll” It happened live on the Icelandic television, at the time Jón Páll was setting a European record in weightlifting.
In a tragic irony, he died at the age of 32 (January 16, 1993), while exercise in the gym. He knew he had serious heart problems in his family and was aware of this weakness. He will always be remembered as peaceful, caring, nice and a loving man and one of the greatest strength athletes of his time.
Format: Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled , 5.1 surround Language: Icelandic and English Region: NTSC Number of discs: 1 Run Time: 110 minutes Available Subtitles: English