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The Mountain from Game of Thrones breaks deadlift record

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Hafthor Bjornsson is ‘The Mountain’ from your favourite show, Game of Thrones, and he has set a world record by deadlifting 472 kg, or 1041 pounds. We are more proud than ever!

Hafthor broke the record at the 30th anniversary of the Arnold Sports Festival.

WHAT IS THE ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL?

The Arnold Sports Festival was established in 1989 as the ‘Arnold Classic’ and is named after the bodybuilding legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger

The festival was initially a bodybuilding challenge, however, it expanded to include other sports and events, one of which was the Arnold Strongman Classic event, introduced in late 2002

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ARNOLD STRONGMAN CLASSIC?

On the last day of the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic, the yearly record breakers event was scheduled to be held

At this event, strongman competitors are welcome to break an assortment of records for a prize of over Rs 46 lakh and an accommodation into the Guinness Book of Records

Hafthor of Iceland broke through for his first major professional strongman triumph when he won the Arnold Strongman Classic, setting a world record by deadlifting 1041 pounds (472 kg)

HAFTHOR BJORNSSON

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is better known as The Mountain from the popular TV series Game of Thrones. The bodybuilder set a new world record by vanquishing three-time winner Brian Shaw’s record of 560 pounds.

Deadlifting is a weight training exercise in which a stacked bar is lifted off the ground to the level of the hips, then again brought down to the ground.

The Icelandic bodybuilder posted about the accomplishment, acknowledging that he’s proud of himself.

There won’t be any unwinding after this one. Next up, he has Europe’s Strongest Man competition in April and finally the World’s Strongest Man on May 5, where he aims to regain the title from Englishman Eddie Hall.

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