Hafthor Julius Bjornsson
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson “Thor”, Iceland, is making his 8th appearance at the 2018 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. After not being able to pursue his basketball career due breaking his right ankle twice, Hafthor Julius started lifting weights. Then Magnus ver Magnusson discovered him, “a physically big guy” and asked: “Would you like to come along and try this stuff (strongman)?”
Now Hafthor Julius is a Profession Strongman and an Actor – “Sir Gregor Clegane” / “The Mountain” in “Game of Thrones.” During his Strongman career, Hafthor Julius has placed 2nd in 2014, 2016, and 2017. This year, he hopes to become the 1st Icelandic athlete to win WSM since 1996.
In 2018, “Thor” is on a roll. He won the prestigious Arnold Strongman Classic at the end of March for the 1st time in his 8th app. On April 7th, won Europe’s Strongest Man for the 4th time, and T-1st in Log Lift Challenge there.