The Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson has [let / set] a world weightlifting record [by / at] lifting 501kg. Mr Bjornsson, 31, set the record for deadlifting. This is [pulling / pushing] weights from the floor to the chest, and then [raising / rising] the weights above the head with the arms [full / fully] extended. The actor broke the record at his personal gym in his [nativity / native] Iceland. He lifted the barbell for two seconds and then dropped the weights. He roared in [delightful / delight] at his achievement. His [feet / feat] of power and strength was [streamed / streamline] by the sports broadcaster ESPN and posted on Bjornsson's YouTube channel. The record was [previously / previous] held by a British man called Eddie Hall. In 2016, Mr Hall became the first man ever to lift 500 kg.
[Besides / Insides] being an actor, Hafthor Bjornsson is a powerlifter. In 2018, he won the World's Strongest Man [competing / competition] . He [shot / fired] to fame when he portrayed Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the hit [series / serial] Game of Thrones. He is 2.05m tall and weighs 195kg, so people have [dubbed / daubed] him a "man mountain". Bjornsson explained how happy he was after breaking the deadlift record. He said: "I'm extremely [pride / proud] , you know. I'm [extremely / extreme] happy....There's nothing better than [proven / proving] people wrong. So many people didn't believe in me. So many people said, '501kg is never going to go up.'" He added: "I'm just absolutely [speech / speechless] ....I'm excited, super excited. This is [huge / hugs] for me."