“The Mountain” from “Game of thrones” breaks a world record by lifting more than 500 pounds

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The actor and athlete icelandic Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, best known for playing the role of ‘The Mountain’ in the series ‘Game of thrones’, was established on Saturday a new world record by lifting a total of 1,104 pounds (about 501 pounds), reports The Guardian.


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Björnsson rose to fame when he starred to Be Gregor Clegane on the popular series, and this time he did by showing his incredible strength. He stayed with the record to be vouched for by an official arbiter in the Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland.

The amazing images show when the actor of 31 years to complete the survey while the bar will bend as a result of the weight on the ends. After holding the weight for a few seconds I dropped by to scream with joy and leave in evidence the uncommon strength which it has.

In this way, Björnsson exceeded by almost a kilo the previous mark of lifting dead weight, obtained by british Eddie Hall, who in 2016, became the first person to lift 500 pounds.


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“It has been a wonderful day, one I will remember for the rest of my life,” wrote the actor in his account of Instagram, thanking his family and to all the people that supported him to get the achievement. Two years ago, Björnsson had managed to win the competition of the strongest man in the world.