Strongman lifts 501kg in one go

Icelandic actor and strongman Hafthor Bjornsson has set a world record for the deadlift.

Bjornssonon stunned the world when he lifted 501kg at his Power Gym in Iceland.

Bjornsson, is well known as an actor in the TV series Game of Thrones.

He broke the record previously held by Briton Eddie Hall who in 2016 became the first man to lift 500 kg.

The event was streamed live on ESPN and Bjornsson, 31, lifted the barbell that was bending and straining under the weights. He held the weight for two seconds before letting go and roaring in delight.

Bjornsson, who is six feet and nine inches tall, won the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2018.

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