Hafthor Bjornsson - new world record of 501kg in deadlift
Live streamedes across the whole world – Hafthor Bjornsson has broken a new world record with 501kg deadlift.
Shown live on ESPN and streamed across the whole world by Rogue Fitness, Hafhtor Bjornsson broke the deadlift world record by lifting 501kg. The previous record man Eddie Hall lifted 500kg on July 9th, 2016 at the World Deadlift Championships.
Bjornsson previously tried to break the record at 501kg at the Arnold Strongman Classic 2019 but failed.. He said that his left foot slipped – causing him to fail the lift. Rogue Fitness has made an offer asking any Strongman competitor to attempt the 501kg deadlift. If this would be successful they offered $101,000 in prize money.
Hafthor Bjornsson was initially going to attempt the 501kg deadlift record at the 2020 WUS in Bahrain. This fell apart due to world pandemic and causing cancelation of the most major sporting events around the world.
Brian Shaw caused quite a stir of controversy by claiming he did not believe that at-home world record should count. Stating that this should only count within official competitions. He afterwards apologized for his comments as they went viral and hit many medias.
You can rewatch the epic new world record below the article, insane, isn’t it?