Hafthor Bjornsson: Game of Thrones Actor Breaks 501kg Deadlift Record

Hafthor Bjornsson: Game of Thrones Actor Breaks 501kg Deadlift Record

Gregor Clegane of the famous TV show Game of Thrones, Hafthor Bjornsson, portrayed to great feats of strength in the historical fiction. From coming back from the dead and crushing peoples’ heads, Sir Gregor served and showed power from time to time.

He also happens to be a powerlifter, broke a record at his gym in his home town of Iceland. ESPN reported that he lifted the barbell for two seconds before dropping and it and roaring in delight.

Bjornsson set a new world record in the deadlift at 501 kilograms, defeating the previous record of Eddie Hall from England at 500. After the event, the 31 years old actor and lifter said that he is happy with the difference in his and Eddie’s weight.


The event by broadcasted live by ESPN and recorded for the actor’s YouTube channel for his fans. In 2018, he also won the world’s biggest man challenge as he is 2.05 tall, 6 feet 9 inches approximately. In the video he posted of YouTube, he said, “I’m extremely proud, you know. I’m extremely happy”.

He further added that there is no better feeling than proving people wrong, as many people did not believe he could do it. Hafthor further added that many close friends and family supported him, breaking the record and adding one more achievement.

His power is not just “movie magic” as he won the strongest man award in 2018 and has not placed lower than the third since 2012. Game of Thrones is a TV show based on the best-selling books by George R.R Martin and created by David Benioff.

The show is widely praised by the audiences around the world for its visual effects and perfect storytelling techniques. There were 13,250 VFX shots in the first seven seasons alone.

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