Hulda B. Benediktsdóttir Waage is ranked 1st female powerlifter in Iceland and is placed 11th world wide in her weight category -84kg as today (09-07-2018). She was voted Great Vegan Athlete of the Year 2017.
She started experimenting with vegetarianism and veganism during her teenage years and became fully vegan 4 years ago having watched earthlings. She changed her ways immediately.
She started lifting weights for health benefits at the end of 2010 but found herself competing in powerlifting couple of months later. Against all odds November 2011, little less then a year after starting lifting, she won her first meet against great contenders.
She has been lifting ever since, although taking a break while carrying a her younger daughter (born 2014).
She competes nationally and internationally. She has four national records and is the national champion in powerlifting.
Hulda will appear at Dublin Vegfest on both days Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018.