‘Game of Thrones’ star Hafthor Bjornsson sets world deadlift record

‘Game of Thrones’ star Hafthor Bjornsson breaks world deadlift record

“Game of Thrones” strongman Hafthor Björnsson is on top of the mountain as a powerlifter. The actor turned on the power Saturday, setting a world record in the deadlift, hoisting 1,104.5 pounds, ESPN reported.

The 31-year-old native of Iceland set the record in his home country. Bjronnson, who played the Mountain, Gregor Clegane, in the popular HBO series, now has deadlifted more than anyone in the sport’s history, CNN reported.

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Nicknamed “Thor,” the 6-foot, 9-inch, 425-pounder broke the previous record of 1,102.31 pounds, set in 2016 by England’s Eddie Hall, ESPN reported.

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

Bjornsson won the World’s Strongest Man title in 2018 and has finished no lower than third every year since 2012.

“I have no words. What an amazing day, one I will remember for the rest of my life,” Björnsson wrote on Instagram. He also posted a video of the record-breaking lift on YouTube.

“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.”

Hafthor Bjornsson is now No. 1 in the world in the deadlift after lifting 1,104.5 pounds on Saturday.
Hafthor Bjornsson is now No. 1 in the world in the deadlift after lifting 1,104.5 pounds on Saturday. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)