The Mountain from Game of Thrones wins World’s Strongest Man 2018

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic athlete and actor who plays Ser Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, in Game of Thrones, is now officially the World’s Strongest Man.

The 29-year-old, who has placed in the top three every year since 2012, but has never won, took the crown at the annual contest in Manila, following a gruelling series of events spaced over two days.

He beat previous winner, the US strongman Brian Shaw, into third place with Poland’s Mateusz Kieliszkowski coming second.

Björnsson, who is six-foot, nine-inches tall and weighs in at 200kg, thanked his ‘family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way’, posting a snap of the winner’s podium on Instagram.

It makes him the first athlete to win the World’s Strongest Man, the Arnold Strongman Classic, the contest created by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Europe’s Strongest Man all in the same year.

After qualifying in his group contests, he went on to win the Overhead Press and the Loading Race in the finals to grab 51.5 points, to Kieliszkowski’s 45 points.

Among the other events were the Atlas Stones, the Car Deadlift and the Truck Pull.


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