Game Of Thrones’ The Mountain Challenges Armwrestling Champion To Match

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UNILAD mountain28 Game Of Thrones The Mountain Challenges Armwrestling Champion To Match

He’s Game of Thrones’ The Mountain, The World’s Strongest Viking and all round general bad-ass, but Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is apparently not so hot on the old arm wrestling.

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Icelandic born Björnsson, 26, challenged world champion armwrestler Devon Larratt to a battle of the biceps, assuredly mistaking Larratt for a small child. With Björnsson weighing in at 412lbs (29 stone) and 6’9″ to Larratt’s 225lbs (16 stone) and 6’5″, you’d expect The Mountain to romp home with a victory any day of the week.

Only Devon Larratt apparently has biceps crafted from pure granite.

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Larratt, who has won the accolade of World Armwrestling League Heavyweight Champion twice, made short work of the tall man while hardly breaking a sweat, and beat Björnsson three times in a row. Despite the loss, Björnsson took the defeat in his massive stride and graciously congratulated Larratt.

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Mind you, the loss doesn’t mean that Björnsson hasn’t earned his status of Europe’s Strongest Man. He recently broke a 1000-year-old record by carrying a 9.8 metre long log on his shoulders for 5 steps. I can barely drag my own bodyweight 5 steps to the fridge, so fair play to the guy.

 


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