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Thor deadlifts 1035 lbs during Twitch livestream ahead of world record

Published: 20/Apr/2020 17:01 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 20:32

by Andy Williams

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Game of Thrones star Hafthor ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson pulled 1,035 lbs / 470 kg during a Twitch livestream, ahead of his 501 kg world record attempt on May 2.

In terms of feats of strength, the deadlift is arguably the most technical, while simultaneously being the most physically taxing lift to perform.

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That’s why when Eddie Hall famously become the first man to pull 1,102 lbs / 500 kg from the floor on a conventional barbell back in 2016, it was deemed one of most iconic moments in the history of sport.

Eddie Hall deadlifting 500 kg during Europe's Strongest Man in 2016.
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Eddie Hall famously pulled 500 kg during 2016’s Europe’s Strongest Man competition.

Game of Thrones’ Hafthor Bjornsson has been gunning for that title ever since. Although things haven’t been as straightforward as he’d perhaps hoped for in the build-up to his world record attempt.

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Prior to the current global health situation, Bjornsson was originally meant to attempt a world record at the World’s Ultimate Strongman on April 11, in a standard competition setting. However, this has since been moved to May 2 and will take place inside Hafthor’s own gym due to the current restrictions in place.

This is where plenty of controversy has surrounded the lift already, as big names in the realm of Strongman such as Robert Oberst and Brian Shaw have stated that record should not count — claims which have of course been backed up by the current record holder, Eddie Hall.

Both Eddie and Hafthor have been toing and froing over social media amid the upcoming 501 kg deadlift, which has perhaps spurred The Mountain on and fueled his monstrous 470 kg pull during his April 20 livestream.

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With the 501 kg pull less than two weeks away from the time of writing, Hafthor looks primed and ready to take the world record title out of Eddie Hall’s hands and back to Iceland.

In fact, before lifting the monstrous weight – which is merely 10 kg less than Bjornnson’s 480 kg Elephant Bar unofficial world record – The Mountain pledged to break the world record with ease in front of 10,000 fans watching on.

The 31-year-old went on to claim that he could “easily pull 501 kg” straight after his insane 470 kg deadlift — although he will, of course, be saving that until the official date. Heck, 470 kg might even be the second heaviest conventional deadlift of all-time by itself!

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Will Bjornsson become the first man ever to pull 501 kg from the ground on a conventional barbell? The lift is scheduled to be livestreamed by ESPN on May 2.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.