“Smart Decision for Me to Step Away”: Months After Suffering a Horrifying Injury, Hafthor Bjornsson Shocks the World With a Big Decision

Published 09/21/2023, 12:39 AM EDT

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The World’s Strongest Man, Hafthor Bjornsson, has been suffering from a pectoral injury. The injury happened in April of this year while powerlifting at 550 lbs. The moment was captured in the video recording when he tore his left arm pec muscle. Since then, he has been undergoing several surgeries. He did not recover fully but still started going to the gym and training, but faced some issues with his knee. A few days ago, he updated his fans about his ongoing therapy through social media. He has been updating his life events on the internet regularly.

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However, the Mountain from Game of Thrones shared a video on his YouTube channel on September 20, where he shared a surprising future plan with his followers. Let’s find out what he has to say!

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The video started with him saying that he was going to share two news stories with the viewers. Both news were related to his competition arena. The fans were enthusiastic about him competing, but the 6 feet 9 inches strongman has a different plan from now on.

He confessed that he was not going to participate in the upcoming event. His fans have to wait a little longer for him to see an all-time poly world record with wraps in powerlifting. He said, “I decided to put that on hold.” He further added, “Because of the injury, I feel like it’s the smart decision for me to step away for a little bit.” Bjornsson described that, because of his pec injury, he is going to leave his ambition of powerlifting for a bit longer. He is insecure about lifting heavy weights currently. He will train and keep building his strength back, and when he feels ready, he will attempt again. Moreover, Hafthor mentioned that he will participate in the Strongman competition.

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Bjornsson will compete in the Strongman

Furthermore, Bjornsson said, “But I’ve decided to come back to strongman, and the main reason is just because I have so much love for the sport um I just love to be strong obvious and compete in strongman, and I believe that I’m able to do that”. He illustrated in the video that he might not be performing heavy lifting, but he will resume his Strongman journey. However, he intends to compete at his own pace. His love for this sport is evident.

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He is going to set different goals for himself and further explains that he is not going to chase somebody or try to defeat them because of his injury. But he was super excited to be back in the competitive arena after a long time. He added that he misses the feeling of strength and has struggled to move on from athletic pursuits.

What do you think of him going back to the Strongman stage again? Tell us in the comments below.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master's Degree in Mass communication. She has done her graduation in Hindi literature From Delhi University.
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