Hafthor Bjornsson – the Icelandic weightlifter who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones – broke the deadlift world record on Saturday. He lifted 501 kilograms (1,104.52 pounds), breaking the previous world record by a kilogram. The record dated back to 2016.

His Game of Thrones character died and was resurrected as a tough named “Robert Strong.” In real life, Bjornsson is one of the best weightlifters on the planet. The six foot nine (2.05m), 425-pound (192kg) Bjornsson won the “World’s Strongest Man” title in 2018.

“I believe today I could’ve done more, but what’s the point?” he said on Saturday after breaking the record in Iceland.

Hafthor Bjornsson poses during a promotional event in 2016. Photo: EPA

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