Sarah Backman

Sarah Backman

Sarah Bäckman is a Swedish real estate broker, former professional wrestler, and arm wrestler. She is a former eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion. She also competed as “Spirit” on the Swedish version of MGM Television’s Gladiators franchise. Bäckman was signed to WWE, working in their developmental territory NXT.

Bäckman is a fitness freak. She stands on a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. She weighs around 160 lbs or 73 Kg. She wears a shoe size of 7 UK.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Sarah started arm wrestling in 2006 at the age of 14. It was at her first practice where she was introduced to WAL Elite Athlete Malin Kleinsmith, and instantly fell in love with competing and the comradery with her teammates. When describing finding the sport Sarah says, “It changed my life completely, going from an overweight, bullied kid, it transformed me into a dedicated athlete in just a couple years.”

Sarah rose to the top quickly, winning 8 World titles, 8 European titles and 11 Swedish titles in an incredibly short time frame. Her success led her to be featured on the Swedish version of American Gladiators and earn her the reputation as the strongest female arm wrestler on the planet.

In 2013 Sarah decided to take a break from competing and moved to Florida to pursue a new career in WWE. When reflecting on her experience she says “WWE wasn’t really my thing, but I met my husband there…I spent time settling into my new life in a new country for a while, until I really started to miss arm wrestling again. In 2016, at age 25, I decided to get back to the sport I love so much! Now, older, smarter, and stronger, I have big plans.”

Watch out for Sarah Bäckman as she looks to reassert her dominance on the arm-wrestling world with WAL.


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She won the world arm wrestling championship 8 times, the European arm wrestling championship 8 times and won the Swedish arm wrestling championship for a record 11 times.


Model, Social Media Star , Female, Fitness Freak, Professional Armwrestler



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