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Hafthor Bjornsson - WR Deadlift Attempt Today at 5pm

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I thought this was worth a thread given there’s literally nothing else going on in the world of Sport.

 

Thor, aka The Mountain from GOT is attempting a 501kg deadlift today, trying to beat Eddie Hall’s record of 500kg set in 2016.

 

It’s been controversial because although he was due to try at a proper Strongman event, due to Corona he set it up in his own gym and lots of people said this was unfair. So they’ve found somewhere else to do it, although it’s still not in a competition.


Chief amongst the critics is Eddie Hall who has been a real man child about the whole thing, saying it doesn’t count, that he “doesn’t trust the Icelandics” not to cheat and generally whining like a massively butthurt individual. Most recently, he’s come out and said he could have lifted 550kg, despite the fact that when he did 500kg he collapsed and apparently couldn’t see for 48 hours.

 

You can watch it free here: https://coresports.world/

 

In terms of how realistic this is - Thor is the strongest deadlifter on the planet right now, bar none. He’ll get 501kg done and is saying he’ll try for 520kg if he gets 501kg. :omg:

 

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Pictured: Eddie Hall being crushed by the Mountain.

 

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I've got a lot of respect for what Eddie Hall has achieved in his chosen sport, but he does generally come across as a right tit.

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420kg warmup lift, as you do.

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Yeah, he made 470kg look easy a week or two ago. Insane. 
 

And yeah, Eddie has been fun to watch compete but he comes across as a scumbag. There’s a Daily Star article doing the rounds in which he proudly states he’s “a bit of a racist” when recounting a fight with some Asian blokes. 
 

Hope Thor smashes his record into the ground. 
 

300K watching on YouTube. I wonder how many on ESPN and twitch?

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Holy shit!  He made that look easy!

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He's got to go for more while he can. Not today i mean in the near future.

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59 minutes ago, HarryBizzle said:

300K watching on YouTube. I wonder how many on ESPN and twitch?

 

It's inspirational stuff! :D

 

 

 

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"I could have done more, but what's the point?" :lol:

 

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He's calling it a day. Shame, but a tremendous effort.

 

I wish he'd lift the 520kg out of spite.

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Thor was also an arse a couple of years ago when he complained about an event result at WSM. He is more likable than Hall, I agree, but he definitely isn't a saint.

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Yeah, he moaned no end about WSM 2017. Still does. He’s not carrying himself as well as I’d like in this whole vs Eddie thing, either. I still think he’s a million times better than Hall. 
 

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When it comes to strongest men, Brian Shaw is the MVP. Seems so much more down-to-earth than the others (Hall, in particular, comes across as an imbecile)

 

Amazing lift by Thor today though, an almost incomprehensible weight if you’ve ever done a deadlift.

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15 hours ago, glb said:

When it comes to strongest men, Brian Shaw is the MVP.

 

Zydrunas Sevickas is probably my favourite. Now that he seems to be unofficially retired he’s lost a lot of weight and actually looks much healthier than he used to!

 

 

 

 

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Savickas is definitely my favourite strong man since I've been watching various things. Brian Shaw won most WSM but I think Savickas is accepted on the scene as being the strongest, rather than all round performer like Shaw is/was.

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I never like picking a fave as just being the WSM infers a whole level of coolness on them all, especially as they did it for only a few quid and it was hard to make a living out of it til recently.

 

I go back as far as JP Sigmasson, Geoff Capes, Jamie Reeve, Bill Kaz, Magnus Sam, Ahola and the all natural grass fed Pudz - all great in their own ways

 

Eddie Hall is both capable of being a dick and coming across well, 2 recent TV shows he's in are both good. Eddie Eats America is just Man v Food with him rocking up and terrifying restaurant owners. History had some show 'strongest man in history' or something like that, where several of them go round performing legendary historical strongman feats - its pretty entertaining. 

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The change in Sevickas! That’s incredible. Yeah, he looks so much healthier, good to see.

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2 hours ago, Adrock said:

Savickas is definitely my favourite strong man since I've been watching various things. Brian Shaw won most WSM but I think Savickas is accepted on the scene as being the strongest, rather than all round performer like Shaw is/was.

 

Shaw and Big Z are equal on WSM titles - 4 each, one behind Pudzianowski. But Savickas didn't compete in the competition from 2005 to 2008 after a string of 2nd place finishes, so he could well have lifted a title in that time. And he's won every title there is, which nobody else can claim.

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Hope the Stoltman brothers can get into WSM and maybe win a title. Theyre from the same miniscule town north of Inverness as me. They absolutely kill the Atlas stones and more functional/loading type events but are weak on the high-weight lifting events from what ive seen which aint loads admittedly.

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They both qualified for the final last year, Tom came 5th. He looks like he could really push for it too if he can improve his weaker events.

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It was Giants Live i watched a few of iirc which was cool. The stuff these guys do, especially the oversized-dumbell things are crazy.

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I subscribe to Eddie Hall's YT channel and he does put out some interesting stuff that is often quite funny, but he does come across as an arrogant twat at times as well, although I suppose his arrogance is justifiable to a degree and it's no different from the bollocks you see boxers spouting. I reckon a lot of it is just for show and comes with the territory; Arnie was a right wanker when he was at competition standard.

 

Thor, however, I've never really found very personable at all. I think I went off him when I saw him in a film sincerely saying that he would eat shit if he thought it would make him stronger. :huh:

 

My favourite strong man is Alan Thrall :wub:

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Does anyone else watch the Strongman Champions League? It's basically a second tier competition these days, and usually airs in the new year - like WSM, months and months after the actual events. Last year it was on 5, but this year landed on Freesports. Some faces from previous WSM typically compete, like Aivars Smaukstelis, Krzysztof Radzikowsi and even Mateusz Kieliszkowski (runner up in WSM the last two years). 

 

It's a nice extra boost of strongman fun if you're not burnt out, even though it lacks the biggest names. Plus the host Marcel Mostert is great fun to watch in interviews, often taking the mick out of the athlete right there in the interview if they've not done enough.

 

The only other one I've seen is the Ultimate Strongman stuff run by Glenn Ross, which conveniently has a competition in Belfast. Last year's event was a over-40s competition, but Big Z only decided to referee it. Mark Felix was there, of course, because he always will be. Hunter from Gladiators competed and surprisingly didn't finish last. I chuckled when he tried to lift an axle during a warmup and muttered "fucking hell" to himself on realising it was indeed heavy.

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Felix is a beeaaast. Even at the age of 85 he's setting world records. 

Brian Shaw is my fave though. He's so polite and humble and with a smooth Colorado accent. 

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I've had the chance to meet Brian Shaw at the Olympia expo in 2016 and most recently Thor in Gold's Gym in CA in 2018. The meetings were very brief but Shaw was super polite and genuinely seemed happy to just ask us questions - where have we come from? What do we train for specifically etc. Just a cool dude. 

 

Thor was kinda busy doing a vid with Mike O'Hearn. But I did get a pic with the pair - A Sean sandwich! 

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PIX OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN 

 

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Eddie Hall is a different beast on his YouTube channel. His pound for pound challenge against the Strongest Woman (from local Preston) sees him taking getting absolutely humbled really well. As does his speed eating defeats against another woman. But him and Tjor brings out the worst in both of them. I thought it was all performance until the recent boxing match stuff where it feels like genuine dislike. That 2017 cheat accusation from Thor has festered into some real nemesis shit. 

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lots of drama kicking off in strongman - apparently Thor has had a longstanding row with Hall going back to when Hall won WSM - looks like the sport has now released a video nailing Thor and he's retired with immediate effect.

 

on top of that they are both in training to fight each other in Vegas ! can't see their stamina lasting long in that one but both should have murderous KO power.

 

 

 

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