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The Mountain From 'Game Of Thrones' Wins World’s Strongest Man 2018

Rebecca Shepherd

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 The Mountain From 'Game Of Thrones' Wins World’s Strongest Man 2018

Thing you're pretty strong? Well, that could be about to change - if you don't want to feel like the puniest LAD on the globe all of a sudden, it's advised that you don't read on because this guy is just something else.

Icelander Hafþór Júlíus 'Thor' Björnsson has really lived up to his titles today as he's been crowned the World's Strongest Man and his efforts look pretty unbelievable.

He may already be an international star for his role as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, but now the 29 year-old has really taken things a step further.



The annual competition was held in Manila , the capital of the Philippines, where former basketball player Björnsson finally claimed the title in his seventh consecutive trip to the WSM podium. What a LAD.

According to BarBend, he has competed in the competition every year since 2011 so his win has been a long time coming.

After topping his qualifying group, Bjornsson dominated in the finals, winning the Overhead Press and Loading Race on his way to securing first overall.

Oh, he also came second in a casual bus pull. That's a Sunday morning workout for us, honest.

Credit: Instagram/thorbjornsson
Credit: Instagram/thorbjornsson

Bjornsson won the comp with 51.5 points followed by Poland's Mateusz Kieliszkowski (45 points) and on his heels was Brian Shaw from the United States (44 points). So the Icelander seemed to have a comfortable lead in the end.

'Thor' took to Instagram following the victory. He wrote: "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 @kieliszkowskimateuszand @shawstrength for their second and third finishes!"


It's almost like an Oscar speech, isn't it? What a gent to give credit to his fellow strongmen.

British Eddie Hall - the 2017 World's Strongest Man Champion - sat out of this year's competition, and though he's hinted at retiring from the sport, and it's unclear if and when he'll return to the WSM stage.


According to The Sun, Hall will call it quits after the Giants Live promoted event at Sheffield's FlyDSA Arena in January 2019.

The former World's Strongest Man congratulated Bjornsson on social media:


It looks pretty easy, all that pulling busses. Give us a double-decker, we'll piss it.

Featured Image Credit: PA/HBO/Game of Thrones

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, Eddie Hall, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, The Mountain, Game of Thrones

Rebecca Shepherd
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