Game of Thrones has had a lot of iconic characters over the years, but if we’re speaking in terms of physical strength, The Mountain wins without a doubt. Snapping back to the real world, the actor who plays The Mountain, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, is a strongman himself. We know about his dedication, and how he competes in strongman challenges, and he has now finally pulled off a major win for himself. Hafþór has just been crowned the World’s Strongest Man for the year 2018. Read on!
Björnsson won the 2018 World’s Strongest Man by beating competition in three of the six final events, at the competition held at Manila, Philippines. The results were announced later on the The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page. Check it out:
Congratulations to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – The Mountain on taking home his first WSM title.…2018 Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino WSM#itsmorefuninthephilippines
Björnsson had been placing second at this challenge every year for the past three years, but he finally managed to clench the win this time around, finishing 6.5 points ahead of the runner up. The win also marks the seventh consecutive podium finish at the World’s Strongest Man for Björnsson. As you might remember, we had recently reported about him winning the Europe’s Strongest Man and the Arnold Strongman Classic challenges, and with his latest win, Björnsson becomes the first strongman to have clenched all three titles in the same calendar year.
@ThorBjornsson_ finally wins @WorldsStrongest
As well as being @europestrongest and @ArnoldSports winner…
History is made
What a beast @StefanSolvi @StanEfferding @eddiehallWSM #WorldsStrongestMan pic.twitter.com/h2dIqXtimm
— Stephen Griffin (@Thestephengriff) May 6, 2018
This win has been in the works for a long time for Björnsson, and is nothing short of well deserved. So, congratulations, Mr. Hafþór! Let’s see if his on-screen counterpart is able to win the fight against his brother in the nasty brawl we will remember as Cleganebowl, which we have incidentally been waiting for, for seven years, as well.
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