Hafthor Bjornsson’s bitter rivalry with fellow former World’s Strongest Man planet champion Eddie Corridor is at boiling level just after revelations the Sport of Thrones star was busted in the course of the well known 2017 Finals.
Bjornsson, who performed The Mountain in the hit HBO software, has for 3 yrs claimed he was “robbed” when Corridor and referee “Colin Bryce” labored jointly to “cheat” him out of the title.
Now mystery footage has captured the minute Bjornsson was penalised a level in the course of the 2017 Viking elevate — a level that authorized Corridor to win the function and go on to win the title in Botswana.
A furious Bjornsson has been captured in at the rear of the scenes footage introduced this week threatening to go away in the center of the level of competition if the referees did not overturn their determination.
It culminated in a heated minute in the course of the trophy presentation wherever Corridor was named planet champion right before his handshake give to Bjornsson was famously snubbed.
Their rivalry escalated before this thirty day period when the potent man from Iceland toppled Hall’s deadlift history by 1kg as he set a new history with a 501kg elevate right before difficult Corridor to a boxing combat.
It was a menace that Corridor has accepted — and both equally gentlemen have been filmed training inside of the boxing ring as they reportedly search toward sanctioned combat later on this yr.
Corridor has made use of the renewed rivalry to re-stop by the best controversy in the background of the World’s Strongest Man contest — professing to have footage that proves Bjornsson “should be ashamed” for professing he was robbed.
Corridor is now demanding an apology just after professing Bjornsson’s claims smeared his planet title win.
“At the finish of the working day, he bought his a*** handed to him in a strongman level of competition and the little p**** cat simply cannot get it. That’s it,” he claimed not long ago.
The 32-yr-previous took to YouTube this week to move on mystery footage from at the rear of the scenes at the 2017 function, which he suggests proves Bjornsson was beaten truthful and sq..
The footage, which is element of a documentary by filmmaker Andrew Quinn, exhibits Bjornsson in the course of his viking elevate — the function wherever he completed second to Corridor with fourteen reps in the one particular-minute authorized.
It exhibits the 205kg monster lifting 13 reps, disregarding judges’ warnings that he was not holding the bar for long more than enough at the major of just about every rep higher than his head.
He is also warned about breaking the guidelines of the elevate which calls for only one particular thrust though the lifter’s legs are bent. The guidelines state the legs need to be locked straight when the elevate is staying accomplished.
Below the guidelines, a second illegal thrust from the human body with bent legs final results in the rep staying disqualified.
The eyesight exhibits Bjornsson lifting the ultimate two reps with a apparent second thrust with bent legs. Referee Bryce claimed at the time he took the second one particular off Bjornsson just after providing him a sequence of warnings.
It left Bjornsson furious.
Quinn claimed the footage suggests the man known as “Thor” has a incorrect see of background.
“Perhaps it was Eddie who was cheated out of the World’s Strongest Man glory he normally dreamt of,” he claimed.
Corridor claimed in the YouTube clip it is time for Bjornsson to admit he was incorrect.
“Before I even bought house to my good friends and loved ones, one particular man took terrible sportsmanship to a entire new degree and it was plastered all around the world’s media,” Corridor suggests.
“Hafthor Bjornsson and his entourage have been smearing my title and the referee Colin Bryce’s standing for the final 3 yrs. And because he was the mountain from Sport of Thrones and he was a big Tv set star folks listened and folks considered him.”
He suggests he is likely to knock Bjornsson out when they settle their variations in the boxing ring.
He suggests the movie speaks for by itself.
“I have to say this movie stopped me in my tracks – how determined a man can be when factors don’t go his way,” he claimed of Bjornsson’s have-on at the rear of the scenes.
“This movie exposes the uncooked reality and it exhibits you what definitely took place at the rear of the scenes at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. It is time for the reality to be told.
“Hafthor Bjornsson, you and your indeed gentlemen need to be ashamed of yourselves. Phrases are inexpensive and I’m unwell and fatigued of hearing the lies coming out of your mouths. You made use of to be a excellent man and think it or not, I made use of to classify you a excellent close friend. But you’ve been poisoned by your indeed gentlemen.”