The fans of the famous television series ‘Game of Thrones’ know Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the man who gives life to the character known as ‘The Mountain’, and this time the 29-year-old has just realized one of his big dreams off the screen: he won the title of the discipline The World’s Strongest Man, which credits him as the strongest man in the world.
The star of TV, who had already won several similar wrestling and power contests since 2011 in his country, Iceland, and who in the series had won triumphs in the land of Westeros, now adds one more achievement to his career, that had been elusive.
Gregor Clegane or ‘The Mountain’, announced on their social networks that he pocketed the first place in the World’s Strongest Man world competition last Sunday, and stressed that although in previous editions he had occupied the second and third place, it is important not to never lose faith in yourself.
“Never let anyone tell you can’t do something. You have a dream, you have to protect it,” said the athlete, in his Instagram account. “When people can’t do something for themselves, they’re going to tell you, you can’t do it. You want something, go find it. Period”.
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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
Björnsson, who has a height of six feet and nine inches and weighs more than 400 pounds, was ahead of current champion Brian Shaw, of the United States, who finished second and the Polish Mateusz Kieliszkowski, who was third, in the event, held in the Philippines.
The actor, who was also a basketball player, also has triumphs such as Arnold Strongman’s classic and Strongest Man from Europe, and recently he moved a heavy vehicle with only his strength, which we will see again in the return to ‘Game of Thrones’ when it reaches the last season in 2019.