Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is a professional strongman from Iceland who has won several prestigious titles while competing in strongman competitions at the international level. While growing up, he remained active in various sports and actually even started his professional career as a basketball player. Playing as a center, he showed promising attributes as a young player but a series of unfortunate injuries forced him to shorten his career and he retired in 2008. Soon after that, Thor met Icelandic strongman Magnus Ver Magnusson who encouraged him to take part in the strongman competitions. From that point on, Bjornsson has gone on to become one of the most prolific figures in the history of the sport. Over the course of his career, he has managed to win numerous titles around the world and holds the distinction of being the first-ever person to win Europe’s Strongest Man, Arnold Strongman Classic, World’s Strongest Man competitions within one calendar year.
In 2020, he also managed to deadlift 501 kilograms under strongman rules which now stands as a world record. Aside from his achievements as an athlete, he has done a few acting gigs too and is widely recognized for starring in hit TV series Game of Thrones as Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. Now coming towards his personal life, Hafthor Bjornsson is currently married to Kelsey Henson while also has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Thelma Björk Steimann.
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
- Nicknames: The Mountain, Thor
- Date of Birth: November 26, 1988
- Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
- Nationality: Icelandic
- Occupation: Professional Strongman, Actor
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Race/ Ethnicity: White
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Height Weight Body Measurements Family
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Family Details:
- Father: Bjorn Thor Reynisson
- Mother: Ragnheidur Margret Juliusdottir
- Siblings: Hafdís Lind Björnsdóttir (Sister)
- Spouse Name: Kelsey Henson (m. 2018)
- Children Name: Theresa Líf (Daughter)
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Relationships History:
- Thelma Björk Steimann
- Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir
- Kelsey Morgan Henson (2017-Present) – Former Waitress
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Career Highlights:
- Played Professional Basketball: 2004-2008
- First Arnold Strongman Classic Title: 2018
- Won World’s Strongest Man Title: 2018
- First Film: Operation Ragnarök (2017)
- First TV Show: Game of Thrones (2013)
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Distinctive Features:
- Balding Hairline
- Trimmed Beard
- Muscular Body
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Body Measurements:
Professional strongman Hafthor Julius Bjornsson height, weight, chest, waist, biceps, shoe size, and other body measurements information is listed below.
- Build: Bodybuilder
- Height in Feet: 6’ 9”
- Height in Centimeters: 206 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 205 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 451 pounds
- Chest Size: 58 inches
- Waist Size: 46 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 19 inches
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 16 (US)
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Interesting Facts:
- He suffers from Bell’s Palsy.
- In May 2020, he set a world record by deadlifting 501 kilograms.
- He has a tattoo of renowned strongman athlete Jón Páll Sigmarsson on his calf.
- Thor won three bronze and three silver medals in the World’s Strongest Man competition before finally winning the title in 2018.