'Game of Thrones' Actor Sets Deadlift World Record

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Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on the HBO series, lifted 1,104 pounds on Saturday.

The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world.

Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 1,104 pounds on Saturday.

Bjornsson, the 2018 World's Strongest Man, made the successful attempt at Thor's Power Gym in his native Iceland.

"I believe today I could've done more, but what's the point?" the 31-year-old Bjornsson told ESPN. "I'm happy with this."

On Instagram, the actor posted a video of the weightlifting feat along with the message, "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." He went on to thank his family friends, coaches, fans, sponsors and even his haters, "all of whom helped this lift be possible."

Eddie Hall set the previous record in 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships, with the Englishman lifting 1,102 pounds.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

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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