Bilton stood out from the pack in Serbia.
Gavin Bilton is the winner of the 2023 Strongman Champions League (SCL) Serbia contest. The competitors befell on Could 20, 2023, in Zrenjanin, Serbia. In accordance with his web page on Strongman Archives, the victory is the Welsh strongman’s first since his title within the 2021 UK’s Strongest Man (UKSM) competitors. Regardless of his standing as a daily fixture in main strongman contests, this SCL Serbia win formally marks nearly two years since Bilton final stood on prime of a podium. It’s also Bilton’s first-ever victory exterior of the UK sphere.
Becoming a member of Bilton on the 2023 SCL Serbia podium was Turkey’s Fatih Karaca (second place) and the Netherlands’ Kelvin de Ruiter (third place). Per his Strongman Archives web page, this SCL Serbia runner-up result’s by far one of the best of Karaca’s younger profession on the age of 28. In the meantime, de Ruiter is a little more seasoned, having participated in 33 worldwide competitions all through his skilled strongman ventures. This contest was de Ruiter’s first podium end result since a victory within the 2022 SCL Romania.
Listed here are the ultimate standings from the 2023 SCL Serbia:
2023 Strongman Champions League Serbia | Last Standings
- Gavin Bilton — 56 factors | 2023 SCL Serbia Champion
- Fatih Karaca — 52.5 factors
- Kelvin de Ruiter — 49 factors
- Andrea Invernizzi — 46 factors
- Peter Juhasz — 44.5 factors
- Evans Aryee — 37 factors
- Nemanja Tasic — 36 factors
- Damir Stroil — 35.5 factors
- Jarkko Mehtälä — 34.5 factors
- Jonathan Cotton — 23 factors
- Hristo Muskov — 20 factors
- Andy Black — 5 factors
- Ervin Toots — One level
In a publish on his Instagram, Bilton was appreciative of the spirit of competitors and what he was finally in a position to obtain on the 2023 SCL Serbia.
“Had an excellent weekend competing out in Serbia in opposition to an superior group of athletes,” Bilton wrote. “Very pleased with the win, and what higher solution to end a troublesome present by carrying 4 folks on a Yoke. A primary time for every little thing. Perception conquers all.”
Thus far, essentially the most noteworthy accomplishments of Bilton’s strongman profession is perhaps his two back-to-back UKSM titles (2020-2021). Bilton can also be a four-time competitor (2020-2023) at the annual World’s Strongest Man (WSM) however has by no means superior to the Finals.
Bilton’s win within the 2023 SCL Serbia could possibly be thought-about a worthy breakthrough second for a prolific strongman competitor. His streak of near-victories and berths culminates with this triumph, and it nearly actually gained’t be the final for the Welshman.
Featured picture: @gavin_the_bull_bilton on Instagram