Hafþór Björnsson, better known as the Mountain from the HBO series Game of Thrones, broke a world record and once again shown his dominance when it comes to weightlifting.
The actor deadlifted 1,104.5 pounds (501 kg) on Saturday and set the new deadlifting world record. The 31-year-old Icelander boasted about his success on social media. “I have no words. What an amazing day, one I will remember for the rest of my life,” Björnsson captioned the video he shared on Instagram.
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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
ESPN recorded the entire event, and the actor couldn’t hide the joy of breaking a major world record. “I said I was coming for it, and once I set my mind on something, I’m a dog with a bone,” he wrote on Instagram.