Fans are comparing Eddie Hall after lifting 500kg to The Mountain after lifting 501kg

  • Alex Batt

Despite sport essentially being cancelled all across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there was some sporting content on Saturday thanks to The Mountain from Game of Thrones.

Hafþrr Bjornsson took centre stage as he attempted to break a world record, and he did so in emphatic fashion.

The world record in question? The heaviest deadlift in history.

Before Bjornsson took to the stage, it was Eddie Hall's 500kg deadlift that was the record, but going just one kilogram heavier meant that the Icelandic monster became the new world record holder.

It truly was a remarkable feat from the Game of Thrones star and the World's Strongest Man competition, but it was quickly rubbished and disputed by his long-term rival Hall.

Speaking on the True Geordie podcast, Hall was quick to question a few things that happened during the lift, including the fact it wasn't in a competition and it was in his own personal gym.

Hall also questioned the legitimacy considering it was his own father weighing the weights, and he was overall just a bit fishy of the entire thing.

Since the world record was beaten, both Hall and Bjornsson have confirmed that they will fight in a boxing ring in the near future.

Of course, due to coronavirus, this fight isn't going to happen anytime soon, but it will happen, that is a fact.

Also ever since the 501kg deadlift, fans on Twitter have been quick to rub in the difference between the pair after they had finished their record attempt.

As can be seen in the above images, Hall was on the floor and needing help after his 500kg lift, whilst The Mountain was standing tall, arms stretched out and celebrating his mammoth achievement.

Of course, both achievements are simply staggering. To be able to deadlift 500kg is simply remarkable, but it's clear fans of The Mountain have been quick to rub in how their man was standing tall after his lift, whilst Hall was on the floor needing help.

Time will tell who will be the man on the floor needing help once their fight is over, but it's certainly going to be a heavyweight classic.

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