The guy who plays The Mountain on ‘Game of Thrones’ can deadlift 994 pounds


(Macall B. Polay/Courtesy of HBO)

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is 6 feet 9 and weighs 420 pounds, so he was an apt choice to play Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, on “Game of Thrones” this season. His trial-by-combat battle with Oberyn Martell during Sunday’s episode was the latest highlight on a show that produces them on a near-weekly basis.

[Related: "The Mountain and the Viper," reviewed by The Post's Alyssa Rosenberg, who has read the books, and David Malitz, who has not.]

Anyway, Bjornsson is a former professional basketball player in Iceland, per his Wikipedia page, and also is a regular Strongman competitor. Here’s a video of him deadlifting 994 pounds.

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