EFT (Elbow to Fingertips): 16 inches/ 40.6 cm
* Ratings were compiled from a committee of experts including referees, directors and retired competitors
About Erika Bengtsson
Many WAL competitors are born armwrestlers and Erika Bengtsson is no exception. Daughter to Lennart Andersson a Swedish National Champion, she competed in her first ever armwrestling tournament at the age of 7 and has been pulling competitively ever since. Erika strengthened her armwrestling pedigree even further in 2015, by marrying her longtime partner and Swedish Armwrestling Champion Glenn Bengtsson. Glenn is also a WAL competitor and together the couple have dominated the Swedish and European scene, the Bengtsson’s now have their eyes firmly set on the WAL.
Erika considers her father to be the most influential figures in her armwrestling career, ‘he started competing in 1989, and would compete against Niklas Nannestad’s father’ She says. ‘He inspired me, and I wanted to be involved and pull like him, so I started competing at the age of 7 and have never looked back!”.
Erika is one of the most intense and animated women’s pullers in the sport, her aggressive psych up routine matched with her fierce approach to the table, make her one to watch for WAL fans!
Erika and Glenn live together in Almhult Sweden and have a child.