When it comes to power and strength, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson can scare you just the way he did while portraying The Mountain in HBO’s blockbuster franchise, ‘Game of Thrones’. He is undoubtedly the World’s Strongest Man and to give a glimpse of his supremacy, he has set another deadlift world record at the 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic.
Weighing in at 195 kg, Björnsson moves like a beast and breaks records to challenge himself all the time. The Game of Thrones star once again surprised everyone by lifting a 474- kilograms Rogue Elephant Bar at the event in Columbus, Ohio. After achieving the feat, he raised his arms in triumph and dropped the straining bar to the ground with all his anger.
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Posted by My Bodybuilding Physique on Sunday, March 3, 2019
Apart from winning the Arnold Strongman Classic championship for the second time in a row, he broke his own record of WR Elephant Bar Deadlift (471.69 kg/1039.9 lbs) which was set in 2018. He added five pounds more to the previous one which also summed up to nearly two and a half times his body weight (474 kg/1044.9lbs)
Bjornsson was awarded $US72,000 ($101,000) for his remarkable performance and to appreciate him with something even more special, the trophy was presented to him by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who felt so proud to see someone breaking records like him.
Prior to this, the 30-year old Bjornsson finished first in other two highly reputed events — the Husafell Stone Carry and the Austrian Oak. Moreover, the title of World’s Strongest Man was also given to him in May last year.
While expressing his feelings in an Instagram post, Björnsson considered it as a walk in the park.
“Pretty casual new WR Elephant Bar Deadlift 474kg/1044.9lbs, Very happy with day 1 here at The Arnold Strongman Classic even though 501 will have to wait for another day. Looking forward to day 2. I appreciate all the support guys, thank you!”
Yes, you read that right! The monstrous man is still aiming for more as he now wants to lift weights worth half a ton (which equals to the weight of an elephant in his teenage days)
That being said, Björnsson also thanked his sponsors, best friends and nutritional coach for the tremendous amount of constant support that he received in his entire journey. But most importantly, it was his wife Kelsey Henson who turned out to be his lucky charm as Björnsson believes that things completely turned around for him after his marriage.
We all cannot wait to see him doing the impossible again!