Hafþór Björnsson, the Icelandic strongman who rose to fame for his role as Gregor Clegane on Game Of Thrones won the title for World’s Strongest Man on Sunday. The massive Björnsson stands at 206cm and weighs 200kg, and has finished runner-up the last two years.
The 29-year-old eased through his qualifying group before winning the Overhead Press and Loading Race in the finals. The final event was the Atlas Stones, in which the competitors pick up heavy stones and put them on pedestals as fast as they can.
Björnsson ended with 51.5 points, 6.5 more than runner-up Mateusz Kieliszkowski. Despite consistently finishing in the top three since 2012, the Icelander had found Brit Eddie Hall immovable at first place. However, Hall, who famously set a world record deadlift of 500kg in 2016, retired from World’s Strongest Man for health reasons, paving the way for Björnsson’s victory.