'Game of Thrones' star named 2018 World's Strongest Man

“The Mountain” now is also the World’s Strongest Man.

“Game of Thrones” actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson took part in the 2018 World’s Strongest Man competition in the Philippines — his seventh consecutive time participating in the event, Barbend reported.

Björnsson himself shared a photo of him standing on the podium on social media over the weekend. The 6-foot-9 and 397-pound athlete and actor is the first to win the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man and the Arnold Strongman Classic competitions in the same calendar year.

“Want to thank all of my family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way,” Björnsson wrote.


Björnsson won his qualifying group on Sunday in the competition in Manila, Philippines. He then dominated the Overhead Press and Loading Race to win the overall challenge, according to Barbend.

In the last event called the Atlas Stones, "The Mountain" placed four of the five 360-pound stones onto a platform in 41 seconds, according to the Bleacher Report. He placed fifth in that event, but it was enough to catapult him to the top.

Björnsson took the title Sunday “after winning three of the final weekend's six events.”

The 29-year-old also took time to congratulate Mateusz Kieliszkowski of Poland and American Brian Shaw, who came in second and third, respectively.

The World’s Strongest Man also posted about the news, sharing a photo of Björnsson on social media.

“Congratulations to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson - The Mountain on taking home his first WSM title,” it said in a post.

Qualifying events were slated to take place April 28 to May 1, with final events happening May 5 and May 6.

Fox News' Katherine Lam contributed to this report.