Game of Thrones' The Mountain Sets World Deadlift Record
Hafthor Bjornsson is currently the no. 1 in the world in deadlift.
Game of Thrones' The Mountain star Hafthor Björnsson is currently on the top of the mountain as a powerlifter. The actor switched it on when it comes to unprecedented strength on Saturday, breaking the world record in the deadlift.
Bjornsson, widely recognised for his depiction of Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on Game of Thrones, smashed the mark previously set by Briton Eddie Hall, who in 2016 became the first person to lift 500 kg.
The 31-year-old resident of Iceland set the milestone in his home nation. Bjronnson, who played The Mountain, Gregor Clegane, in the famous HBO show, has now deadlifted more than anybody in the history of the sport.
Nicknamed "Thor," the 6-foot, 9-inch, 425-pounder, smashed the previous milestone of 1,102.31 pounds set by Eddie Hall of Britain in 2016.
Upon setting the new record, Björnsson said, “I believe today I could’ve done more, but what’s the point? I’m happy with this. My family and friends, they were happy with this, and I’ve decided to call it.”
Bjornsson claimed the World's Strongest Man title in 2018 and has finished at least third for the last 8 years.
The actor took to Instagram to express his delight at setting the new record. “I have no words. What an amazing day, one I will remember for the rest of my life.”
Hafthor continued, “I said I was coming for it and once I set my mind on something I’m a dog with a bone. Want to give a huge shoutout to my family, friends, coaches, fans, sponsors and haters, all of whom helped this lift be possible.”
In the past month, the actor's been uploading his fitness routine leading up to the record-breaking performance on his YouTube page, where he also posts other workout clips.