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'The Mountain' Just Deadlifted More Than Anyone Ever Has

Hafthor Bjornsson lifts 1,104 pounds, breaks world record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 5, 2020 12:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world. Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 1,104 pounds on Saturday, the AP reports. 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.” Eddie Hall set the previous record in 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships, with the Englishman lifting 1,102 pounds. (Read more world record stories.)

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