Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson has broken yet another world record, this time at the Arnold Classic, which is held annually in Columbus, Ohio.
Bjornsson has appeared as Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s much loved drama. In the show, he has gained a reputation as one of the fiercest and most destructive characters in television history.
But in real life, he has also showcased that he possesses almost super-human strength, too. And just a month after he broke a 1,000 year-old world record, Bjornsson has now achieved another historic feat with a world-record throw at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival, which is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and has been run since 1989.
Bjornsson somehow managed to throw a 56-pound kettlebell 19 feet and three inches up into the air just with one arm.
Bjornsson added to the clip with the description, “I had ups & downs at the Arnold Strongman Classic this past weekend. I did an awful mistake in the deadlift which cost me alot of points! Yesterday made me feel a bit better though. I did a weight for height event on the main stage. I went over 19’3 with a 56lbs weight and that is a New World Record!!”
Last month, Bjornsson, who has previously been named as Europe’s strongest man, carried the 650-kg log, which was 10 m long, further than any man has been able to for 1,000 years.
Bjornsson carried the log five steps, which is made even more remarkable because it took 50 other human beings to lift it up and place it onto his back.
After his achievement, Bjornsson declared, via Iron Mind, “Well, today my friends, I made history. As well as winning the title of The World’s Strongest Viking for the second time in a row, I carried this Monster Log 5 steps! My back held up fine!”
Bjornsson also made it clear that his next goal is to win the World’s Strongest Man event, which will be held in April in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Bjornsson made his debut as Gregor Clegane, otherwise known as The Mountain, in Game of Thrones last season when he took part in one of the most brutal, bloody, and gory scenes in television history as he took on Oberyn “The Viper” Martell in battle, and crushed his skull with his bare hands. Something, it would appear, Bjornsson could easily do if he so pleased.
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