Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor Clegane, better known as The Mountain, in “Game of Thrones”, has a deadlift world record. He lifted 1,104 pounds (501 kilograms) at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland on Saturday while broadcasting the historic occasion live.
The previous deadlift record was set by compatriot Eddie Hall in 2016 for lifting 500 kilograms (1102 pounds), becoming the first man to do so.
Bjornsson, who is 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 452 pounds, posted a deadlift video on his Instagram, letting out a roar after losing weight and finishing. He won the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2018 and has won third place or more every year since 2012.
The Mountain was played by two actors, Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte, in the first appearances on “Game of Thrones”, then Bjornsson took over the role in season 4 until the final.
On Instagram, he said, “I have no words. What an incredible day, which I will remember for the rest of my life. I said I was coming for this, and once I have decided on something, I am a dog with a bone. I want to thank my family, my friends, my coaches, my fans, my sponsors and my enemies, who all contributed to making this climb possible. “