Iceland's Crossfit women champions more popular than Iceland's men's national football team

Annie Mist who won the women's CrossFit Games in 2012 …

Annie Mist who won the women's CrossFit Games in 2012 might be Iceland's most famous Icelander. Screenshot / Instagram

Icelandic crossfit champions Ragn­heiður Sara Sig­munds­dótt­ir and Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir are doing fantastically in the CrossFit Games, coming in at 2 place and 4th place respectively in the women's competion.  Crossfit champion Annie Mist Þórisdóttir is now currently in 9th place. 

Interestingly, the female crossfit champions of Iceland have more followers than the members of the men's national football team who recently enjoyed so much success. The one with the most followers out of the men's football team is Gylfi Sigurðsson (@gylfisig23) with 74 thousand followers. Birkir Bjarnason (@birkirbjarnason) has 53 thousand followers and Eiður Smári Guðjóhnsen has 23 thousand. 

Annie Mist, who won the international CrossFit Games in 2012 became famous overnight in the USA and appeared in a fashion shoot for Vogue. She has 448 thousand followers on Instagram @anniethorisdottir) with Katrín Tanja close on her heels with 447 thousand followers. 

As a comparison, Icelandic band Sigur Rós have 175 thousand followers on Instagram and Icelandair, the airline, have 185 thousand followers. Björk has 431 thousand Instagram followers.

Katrín Tanja has 447.000 Instagram followers.

Katrín Tanja has 447.000 Instagram followers.

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson.

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson.

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