Hafthor Bjornsson, the actor from Iceland who plays Gregor Clegane in “Game of Thrones” is, like the character he plays, a mountain of a man. He stands 6 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs over 400 pounds.
Recently, he broke a 1,000 year-old Viking record by carrying a 32-foot, 1,433-pound log for five steps at strongman competition in Norway.
It’s a foregone conclusion that arm-wrestling a man half his size would be a piece of Vinarterta (an Icelandic cake) for Hafthor, right?
Not if your opponent happens to be Devon Larratt, a two-time World Armwrestling League Heavyweight Champion. Larratt, a 6’-5”, 225 lb member of the Canadian Special Forces, faces Bjornsson in a friendly arm-wrestling match.
Guess who gets schooled? They arm wrestle right-handed and then left-handed. It doesn't matter - the results are the same Watch the video.
photo/video: World Armwrestling League/YouTube