Star Thor Bjornsson who made an appearance as “The Mountain” in the Game of Thrones franchise has broken a world deadlifting record when succeeding in lifting up to 501kg. Four years ago, in 2016, strongman Eddie Hall broke the world record of 500kg and as such, Thor lifted 01kg more than Eddie.

Hafthor Bjornsson Challenges Eddie Hall
Thor Bjornsson has become the new world deadlift champion.

On May 02, Bjornsson planned to break his previous record at an official competition. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to implement his plan in the gym. According to reports, he tried to lift 420kg for the first time and 440kg for the second attempt before conquering the main challenge. Bjornsson took 15 minutes for each lift.

While watching the movements of the 31-year-old strongman from Iceland, many believed that he could get much more success. Bjornsson also agreed with it but he said he felt happy with the current result.

After conquering the unbelievable deadlift, “The Mountain” of the Game of Thrones series revealed that he was ready to have real matches in the ring. It was obvious that he was aiming at Eddie Hall, the former deadlift champion.

Bjornsson challenged Eddie as follows:

“Eddie, I know I just knocked out your record. Now I’m ready to knock you out in the ring. Time to put your fists where your big mouth is and sign the Core Sports contract.”

Thor Bjornsson
Bjornsson wants to challenge the former deadlift champion on boxing matches.

Before that, Eddie had made a post on Instagram saying that he looked forward to someone breaking his record. He also believed that Bjornsson could do it and Eddie was willing to shake Game of Thrones star’s hand afterward.

At the moment, Eddie Hall hasn’t given any response to Bjornsson’s suggestion.

Thorn Bjornsson is 6 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs up to 205 kg. He is also known as the World’s Strongest Man and Europe’s Strongest Man in 2018.