Known as “The Mountain,” Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, from Game of Thrones must have thought he had a chance against World Armwrestling League Heavyweight Champion Devon Larratt.
As reported by ESPN, The Mountain, standing at six-feet, nine-inches and weighing 419 pounds, tried to overcome the WAL champion in a series of arm-wrestling matches. Although Larratt is almost half the weight of the Game of Thrones star, The Mountain crumbled in defeat.
See the surprising outcome as The Mountain tries to win first with his right arm, then his left without success.
It’s a good thing for Björnsson that there is no arm-wrestling in Game of Thrones.
Björnsson is Europe’s strongest man and is known for training essentially every day while consuming a whopping 8,000 to 10,000 calories to keep up his build. He came into the limelight as Ser Gregor “The Mountain That Rides” Clegane on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones in season 4 and returned once again in season 5.
Hopefully the GOT warrior will do better this weekend at the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival held in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor reports, Björnsson will be a competitor in the Heavy Scottish Athletics this year, which will include deadlift and one-arm lift competitions.
The competition is sure to bring a large crowd of spectators in hopes of seeing the Game of Thrones star.
Björnsson explained his passion for these competitions.
“I love how the crowd goes into it. I love how supportive people are.”
The Game of Thrones actor is known for breaking records as well. Earlier this year, as reported by the Inquisitr, Björnsson broke a world record at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival by throwing a 56-pound Kettlebell 19 feet and three inches into the air using only one arm. He also broke a 1,000 year old Icelandic test of strength record by carrying a 650kg log on his back which made him the World’s Strongest Viking.
Every year, Björnsson competes in the World’s Strongest Man competition, however he has yet to win. He is close, though. He took third place in 2012 and 2013, and second in 2014. Additionally, he has taken Europe’s Strongest Man title for the past two years in a row.
Björnsson has confirmed his character will be returning to GOT in season 6, but he is keeping a stiff upper lip about the details.
In the series, the Game of Thrones giant crushes skulls with his bare hands and stomps enemies into the ground. In real life, however, Björnsson may not be able to win an arm-wrestling match, but he is pretty impressive in his own right, without the skull crushing, of course.
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