GoT’s ‘The Mountain’ reclaims Europe's Strongest Man title | Inquirer Entertainment

GoT’s ‘The Mountain’ reclaims Europe’s Strongest Man title

/ 01:04 PM April 03, 2017

I’m very excited and proud to inform you that I reclaimed my title of Europe’s Strongest Man earlier tonight! Huge respect to The Beast @eddie_hall_strong who has improved immensely from last year and really pushed me hard this evening. @terryhollands79 also did a great job securing a 3rd place finish. Shame @biglozwsm had to pull out as he’s been ill the last few days. Great event put together by Giant’s Live! I would like to thank my sponsors, friends, family and fans for their support! @roguefitness @sbdapparel @gymgrossisten @getnewage @australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @stefansolvi @andrireyr

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The hulking mass of man named Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, or more popularly known as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones”, has won the title of Europe’s Strongest Man for the third time.

The 28-year-old Icelandic strength athlete completed the Herculean feat over the weekend, besting several other equally massive competitors in the 2017 Europe’s Strongest Man competition at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.


The 6-foot-9 400-pound Björnsson proudly posted his accomplishment on Instagram, along with a video of his defining moment.


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Björnsson’s win, meanwhile, comes a day after he revealed to have been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, which left the right side of his face temporarily paralyzed. To be able to win the contest, let alone compete despite his condition, was quite a remarkable feat.

To all my dear strongman fans, I have a small announcement. Last Sunday I got very sick. On Tuesday morning I woke up and the right side of my face felt kind of numb. It got worse over the course of the day and then it got completely paralysed. My friends insisted sending me to the ER to get things checked out as they were seriously worried I was having a stroke. I spent a good amount of time at the hospital as doctors ran some tests on me. Luckily I was informed there was nothing to worry about. That I have caught some virus called Bells Palsy which causes half of my face getting paralysed. It can last from a week to a few months apparently. So please keep that in mind if you come to Europe’s Strongest Man tomorrow and get pictures with me that I’m not in a bad mood I just can’t really smile for pictures haha! Other than that I feel good and look forward to battling it out with the guys for the Title of Europe’s Strongest Man 2017 and putting on a great show for all you guys! Bring it on!

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He won the title in 2014 and 2015, before losing last year to English Strongman Laurence Shahlaei. Björnsson will return to television for the highly anticipated seventh season of “Game of Thrones”, set to premiere on July 16. Khristian Ibarrola/JB


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