World’s Strongest Man – level 2
Hafþór ‘Thor’ Björnsson is a 32-year-old Icelander actor and powerlifter. In 2018, he won the World’s Strongest Man competition.
This week, he has broken the world deadlift record. Björnsson lifted 1104 punds, and beat his rival, Eddie Hall, who lifted 1102 pounds in 2016. After the event, Björnsson was very happy and proud. He said that many people did not believe that he could break the record. However, he got a lot of support, too.
Björnsson, who is 6 feet and 9 inches tall, is a star of the popular TV series Game of Thrones, where he played Gregor ’The Mountain’ Clegane.
Difficult words: powerlifter (a person who competes in lifting heavy weights), deadlift (a type of a lift when a person is standing and lifts a weight off the ground), rival (a person who competes in the same activity).
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