Háfthor Julius Bjornsson is a powerful Icelandic politician and actor who was born in the country's capital. With his portrayal of Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in the hit television series Game of Thrones, he achieved worldwide fame. The year Bjornsson won Europe's Strongest Man, World's Strongest Man, and the Arnold Strongman Classic, he created history by being the first individual to do it in the same calendar year.
For all those who love powerlifting, or strength training or who simply love watching strong people throw big objects around, then they would have probably taken note of a remarkable achievement that recently took place. Hafthor Bjornsson, aka The Mountain, who also played a role in Game of Thrones, set a new world record when he picked up 501kg in the deadlift at the beginning of May. The Icelandic strongman broke the record of 500kg, set by British rival Eddie Hall in 2016, by making the 1,105-pound lift