Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mountain Is Europe's Strongest Man


I could have told you that. Yep, it seems the strongest man in Westeros is now also the strongest man in Europe. Hafþór "Thor" Björnsson—who plays Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on Game of Thrones—lifted more heavy things than his opponents at a competition in Leeds, England earlier this month to claim the title of Europe's Strongest Man 2014.


If you have seen the show, then you probably think this all makes a lot of sense.

Yep, probably pretty strong.

Bjornsson has previously already been named the strongest man in his home country of Iceland.  He is also the second strongest man in the world.  At the most recent Euro competition he came first in three events: deadlifting for reps, the Atlas stones (lifting huge stone orbs), and the forward hold, where the object being held was appropriately called "Thor's Hammer."  Since, you know, he is pretty much a Viking.

Thor celebrated his new title by ripping off his shirt and bellowing that he's "the future of strength" and "King of the Stones."




Everybody should have known, after what happened to the last guy who challenged him.


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