Sarah Bäckman

8X World Arm Wrestling Champion

Meet Sarah in the Progear Apparel Booth #449

Sarah Bäckman began arm wrestling at age 14. She arm wrestles for Team Sweden and was a fan favorite collecting world tiles as a teenager. She is one of the most decorated women’s arm wrestlers in the world. An eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion, eight-time European Arm Wrestling Champion and 11-time Swedish Arm Wrestling Champion. She retired from arm wrestling to pursue a wrestling career in May 2013 when she decided to sign with WWE.

Bäckman portrays Gladiator “Spirit” on the Swedish version of Gladiators (or Gladiatorerna as the show, which airs on TV4, is referred to in Sweden). Bäckman replaced “Stinger”, who was portrayed by Cajsa Nilsson. In an article for a Swedish newspaper (Aftonbladet), Bäckman referred to being a Gladiator as “a childhood dream” of hers.

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