Hafthor Bjornsson proves yet again why he’s the strongest man in the world

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo from Inquirer Sports

Hafthor Bjornsson, more known as The Mountain Clegane from “Game of Thrones” broke the world deadlift record after lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) last Sunday, May 3 at the Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. 

Bjornsson, who also won the world’s strongest man competition in 2018, broke the 500-kilogram record of British Eddie Hall in 2016. The 31-year-old Icelandic “Game of Thrones” actor lifted the heaviest barbell that was bending and straining under the weights for two seconds before letting go and screaming in delight. 

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I have no words. What an amazing day, one I will remember for the rest of my life. 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. If you want to show some extra support head over to my YouTube, hit subscribe and check out my latest video where you can see some behind the scenes! Thank you all for your support! Support a family business – hafthorbjornsson.com . @roguefitness @reignbodyfuel @revive_md @transparentlabs @sbdapparel @kindafitkindafat_apparel @freezesleeve @coresportsworld @worldsultimatestrongman @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @theverticaldiet @andrireyr @stefansolvi @runarhrodi @kelc33

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“I believe today I could’ve done more, but what’s the point?” Bjornsson said. “I’m happy with this. My family and friends, they were happy with this, and I’ve decided to call it.”

Bjornsson has been sharing his training regimen for the past three months on his YouTube channel. He also topped the 2020 Arnold Pros Strongman competition last March, earning $72,000 for his feat. 

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