Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson sets deadlift world record


Icelandic actor and strongman Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record for the deadlift on Saturday when he lifted 1,104 pounds (501 kg) at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland.

Bjornsson, best known for his portrayal of Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”, broke the record previously held by Briton Eddie Hall who in 2016 became the first man to raise 500 kg.

The event was broadcast live on ESPN and Bjornsson, 31, lifted the dumbbell that bent and tensed under the weights, holding it for two seconds before letting go and roaring in joy.

Bjornsson, who is six feet nine inches tall, won the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2018.


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