Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays the role of Ser Gregor Clegane ‘The Mountain’ in the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones, has won the title of World’s Strongest Man.
The championship took place in Manila, Philippines, on 7 May. The actor took to Instagram and posted pictures from the championship and captioned it,”THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN 2018! 🥇 Want to thank all of my family, friends, and fans for supporting me along the way. Special thanks to my coach @australianstrengthcoach and my nutritionist @stanefferding.”
THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN 2018! 🥇🙏 . . Want to thank all of my family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way. . Special thanks to my coach @australianstrengthcoach and my nutritionist @stanefferding . . Also want to thank my sponsors, @kjotkompani @sbdapparel @roguefitness . . Congratulations to @kieliszkowskimateusz and @shawstrength for their second and third finishes! . #numberone
So, other than being the strongest man in Westeros in reel life, the 6-foot-9-inches tall actor, who weighs 397 pounds has become the strongest man in the world. Hafþór, who had finished runner-up in the world’s strongest man championship in 2016 and 2017, finally won the title this year. Previously, the actor broke a 1,000-year-old record, set by Orm Storolfsson at the World’s Strongest Viking competition by carrying a 33 ft, 650-kilogram log for five steps.
On the work front, Ser Clegane, who is supposed to be dead, is now working under the command of Cersei and goes by the name of Robert Strong.
The Game of Thrones seasons 8 will be aired in 2019.