Saturday afternoon, Rogue Fitness athlete Thor Björnsson set the deadlifting world record. The man who portrayed The Mountain in Game of Thrones stepped up to the platform and lifted 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds). He also did so without shoes on his feet.
Björnsson originally became a household name due to appearing on the popular HBO series, but he is someone that has been a prominent figure in the world of athletics. He played basketball from 2004-2008 but was forced to retire due to an ankle injury. He then switched to Strongman, where he became one of the sport's biggest names. Björnsson has secured the bronze four times, silver another three and has won the World's Strongest Man once.
While there are no doubts among the fans that Björnsson is an extremely strong human being, this was confirmed with his deadlift on Saturday. Fans were stunned to hear that he had set a new world record and struggled to comprehend lifting that much weight without issue. Although many others proclaimed that they knew he would achieve this feat. There was no doubt in their minds.
He has more, that looked easy. Unreal.— Tommy (@T_ommy_R_oth) May 2, 2020
Makes me wanna break into my gym just too get a deadlift fixed after seeing this— nathan (@madeinbrasil70) May 2, 2020
Incredible! He's got more in the tank as well. Would like to see how heavy he can really go— A A (@ActiveAA) May 2, 2020
My free Testosterone went up 10% from this video.— 5rd Base (@5rdBase) May 2, 2020
The only important thing you should’ve done today is watch The Mountain break Eddie Halls deadlift record #deadlifttillimdead— Your Favorite Electrician (@ihateyourface) May 2, 2020
Absolutely incredible. Eddie Hall's 500kg (1,102 lbs) deadlift has held since 2016. The Mountain tried this same exact lift one year ago and couldn't get past the knee. This year he made 501 look easy. I hope Eddie Hall comes back and goes for 510. https://t.co/6gVR8zo03S— Mike Lawson (@Mike_sonof_Law) May 2, 2020
Anyone else watch The Mountain deadlift 501kg and set a world record?!? What an animal!— Adam Eichelberger (@thelifeofadam) May 2, 2020
The Mountain broke the WR on Deadlift and he seems to do much more than just 501 kg after that lift 😮 bruh— #RELEASEILOILO42 #OUSTDUTERTE (@JLMnopst) May 2, 2020
Fun fact: The Mountain is a former Globo Gym member. I personally taught him how to properly deadlift. https://t.co/b0wPWbvIqR— White Goodman (@White_Goodman_) May 2, 2020
Wonderful to see The Mountain and I are connected by a 500 deadlift PR.
The difference being mine is in lbs and his is in kgs 😆🤣😜. pic.twitter.com/UyXZwnZUVf— Chase Edwards (@StetsonCEdwards) May 2, 2020
The Mountain just broke the deadlift world record by liftin 1,104 pounds. Why has Marvel not given him a role yet?— KICKBACKNEXTDOOR (@ImNotAStatistic) May 2, 2020
@ThorBjornsson_ congratulations!What a phenomenal lift, 501kg is crazy! Even more impressive is the condition u were in after! Eddie nearly died lifting 500kg, The Mountain just walks about having a chat. Plenty more in the tank, the sky is the limit! #501kg #deadlift— KINGEIGHTYONE 🦁 (@KingEightyOne) May 2, 2020