Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson Breaks Eddie Hall’s Deadlift World Record
Thor The Mountain breaks Eddie Hall's record.
Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson aka Mountain breaks deadlift world record with a 501 kg lift. Thor The Mountain has also surpassed Eddie Hall’s deadlift world record with this lift.
Hafthor Bjornsson breaks Eddie Hall’s Record
Iceland’s strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has been winning hearts of fans through HBO series Game of Thrones for many years. One of the world’s strongest men has done it yet again by deadlifting 501 kg or 1104 lbs (501kg to lbs) and breaking Eddie Hall record of 1102 lbs.
The 2lbs difference doesn’t seem like much but at this level, even a single unit counts. Hafthor Bjornsson has put in countless hours prior to the attempt and lifting this heavy isn’t an easy task. Eddie lost his vision for a while and suffered bleeding fro his nose, ears & eyes after his attempt in 2016. It felt like ‘I was going to die’, Hall shared later.
The road to the record-breaking feat fell prey to controversy too when Eddie Hall shared his concerns about Thor and his team. He thought that competing on home turf in Iceland is not fair.
I genuinely look forward to having my record broken & seeing what is possible. I think you [Hafthor Bjornsson] are probably the man to do it and there’s no denying that. I’ll still shake your hand afterwards and say well done, if you do it under the “appropriate conditions.”
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson however, was never affected by the controversy and said that such allegations make him stronger mentally.
Thor has scored many PRs leading up to the main event. He has been sharing his training with the world via the YouTube channel (425,000 subs). Some of his best PRs from this year are 470 kg and 480 kg.
The giant also confirmed before breaking the record that he will be pulling 520 kg if he successfully sets a new record and gains 200k followers on Twitch.