Game of Thrones actor breaks deadlift record


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The previous record was damaged in 2016

Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson set a world deadlift record by lifting 501 kg (1,104 pounds).

Bjornsson, a powerlifter who played Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO sequence, broke the record at his gymnasium in his native Iceland.

He raised the bar for 2 seconds, sooner than dropping the weights and roaring in pleasure.

The opportunity was broadcast by sports broadcaster ESPN and filmed for the Bjornsson YouTube channel.

Bjornsson, who is 2.05 m tall (6 feet 9 inches), previously received the strongest competitors in the world in 2018.

Speaking in a behind-the-scenes video posted on YouTube, Bjornsson said, “I’m extremely proud, you know. I am extremely happy.

“It’s good – there is nothing more than proving that people are not right. So many people did not imagine in me, so many people who said that “501 kg will rarely increase” … But I also had a lot of help. “

He added, “I feel really healthy, I feel really good. I am simply speechless, although I speak so much now. But I’m excited, enormously excited – it’s huge for me. “

The record was previously held by Eddie Hall, a Briton who in 2016 became the first man to lift 500 kg.

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