Games of Thrones star Hafthor Julius Bjornsson smashes world deadlift after lifting 501kg record at his gym in Iceland

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GAME OF THRONES star Hafthor Julius Bjornsson has broken the world deadlift record after successfully lifting an incredible 501kg (1,105 pounds).

The previous record was held by British star Eddie Hall, who became the first man to lift 500kg back in 2016.

That lift left Hall with blood coming out of his eyes, but Bjornsson made his attempt look somewhat easy.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ‘Thor’ – who played The Mountain in the hit HBO show – carried out the record at his gym in his native Iceland.

The world record attempt has been hit by controversy in recent weeks with Thor not doing the deadlift in a competition.

But the lift – that was carried out using a standard deadlift barbell – was sanctioned, with respected strongman official Magnus Ver Magnusson refereeing the attempt.

After two successful warm-up lifts of 420kg and 460kg, Thor then managed to lift 501kg – 1kg higher than Hall’s record.

To clarify just how heavy that is, the weight is heavier than a polar bear.

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