GAME OF THRONES actor Hafthor Bjornsson confirmed he properly and really is a beast after breaking the world deadlift record at a staggering 1,041lbs.
The 29-yr-previous, who performs 'The Mountain' on the hit TV present, claimed prime spot while competing within the 2018 Arnold Strongman Basic.
Bjornsson collected forty five.5 factors out of his 5 occasions, as he went one higher than final yr after ending because the runner-up.
While he additionally managed to pip rival and 4-time World's Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw who needed to accept second place.
The previous Icelandic youth basketball worldwide raced into an early lead after the bag over the bar check, as he managed to launch a 43kg bag over the 15ft bar.
This was swiftly adopted up by a powerful show within the stone shoulder occasion, the place a competitor should raise an enormous, awkwardly-formed stone as much as their shoulder and maintain it in place as many occasions as you possibly can inside the time-frame.
Mateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland gained that stage with 4 reps, however Bjornsson prolonged his general lead after the third occasion within the timber carry, the place the person should carry a picket equipment to the highest of the incline.
Bjornsson completed third in that stage with a time of eleven.eight seconds, earlier than he wrote himself into the record books with a sheer breathtaking feat of brute power.
The 6ft 9in competitor had the audacity to nod his head while holding 472kg (seventy four.three stone) on the bar, earlier than letting out a roar to the followers after making historical past.
He then got here fifth within the Apollon Wheel occasion, to tear away the title from defending champion Shaw.
It wasn't simply Bjornsson who hit the headlines at the Arnold Strongman Basic this week, with Mikhail Shivlyakov left bleeding from his nostril when trying a 426kg deadlift.
Blood streamed down the 37-yr-previous's mouth because it poured out from his nostrils, with the pressure clearly having an impact on the Russian.
However he one way or the other managed to finish the carry, earlier than mopping the blood away from his face with a towel.
Shivlyakov completed in third place general – 15.5 factors behind Bjornsson at the highest of the standings.
GAME OF THRONES actor Hafthor Bjornsson confirmed he nicely and really is a beast after breaking the world deadlift record at a staggering 1,041lbs.