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Hafthor Bjornsson

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman and actor. He is the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe's Strongest Man and World's Strongest Man in the same calendar year. He played Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones for five seasons. He also is a former professional basketball player. Born in Reykjavík, Hafþór began his basketball career in 2004 with Division I team Breiðablik, moving to FSu in 2005. He transferred to Premier League side KR in 2006 before returning to FSu in 2007. He helped FSu to promotion from Division I to the Premier League but his career was cut short in 2008 due to a recurrent ankle injury. He subsequently began his strongman career. Hafþór won the Strongest Man in Iceland event in 2010, and Iceland's Strongest Man in 2011. He won Europe's Strongest Man in 2014, a feat he repeated in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He won gold at the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2018, 2019 and 2020.


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Game of Thrones actor breaks deadlift world record

Icelander actor and powerlifter, Hafthor Bjornsson, has set a new world record by deadlifting a hefty 501kg (1,104lb). Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor...

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'The Mountain' Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg to set world record

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Hafthor Bjornsson, the Icelandic strongmen who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s “Game...

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'Game of Thrones' actor Hafthor Bjornsson sets world deadlift record of 1,104 pounds

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Bjornsson sets record with 1,104-pound deadlift

Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record in the deadlift on Saturday, hoisting 1,104.52 pounds (501 kilograms).

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"Game Of Thrones" Actor Hafthor Bjornsson Sets Deadlift World Record

The actor who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones" sets a world record for weight-lifting. Actor ...

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