Game of Thrones actor sets world deadlift record


KOPAVOGUR, Iceland – The mountain is at the top of the deadlift world.

“Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, set a world deadlift record by lifting 501 kilograms (1104 pounds) on Saturday.

Bjornsson, the strongest man in the world in 2018, made the attempt at Thor’s Power Gym in his native Iceland.

“I think today I could have done more, but what good is it? Bjornsson, 31, told ESPN. “I’m happy with that. “

Eddie Hall set the previous record in 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships, with the Englishman lifting 500 kilos (1102 pounds).


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