The Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson has a world weightlifting record by lifting 501kg. Mr Bjornsson, 31, set the record for deadlifting. This is weights from the floor to the chest, and then raising the weights above the head with the arms fully extended. The actor the record at his personal gym in his native Iceland. He the barbell for two seconds and then the weights. He in delight at his achievement. His feat of power and strength was by the sports broadcaster ESPN and posted on Bjornsson's YouTube channel. The record was previously by a British man called Eddie Hall. In 2016, Mr Hall the first man ever to 500kg.
Besides an actor, Hafthor Bjornsson is a powerlifter. In 2018, he the World's Strongest Man competition. He shot to fame when he Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the hit series Game of Thrones. He is 2.05m tall and 195kg, so people have him a "man mountain". Bjornsson explained how happy he was after breaking the deadlift record. He said: "I'm extremely proud, you . I'm extremely happy....There's nothing better than people wrong. So many people didn't believe in me. So many people said, '501kg is never going to up.'" He : "I'm just absolutely speechless....I'm excited, super excited. This huge for me."