2012 champion Zydrunas Savickas receives a check for $15,000 from Marcel Mostert and Ilkka Kinnunen, cofounders of SCL. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL.
“After a very great final, last week in Martinique, with Zydrunas Savickas as the winner and overall SCL World Champion, we are proud to present the final rankings after 14 stages of the 2012 SCL season,” Marcel Mostert told IronMind.
Same as we are proud that we could make this year so much high quality competitions all over the world, with the cooperation of our partners,sponsors and of course the athletes who did all a great job this year!
Some numbers for 2012:
- 60 athletes competed in SCL this year.
- 15 big international competitions we made, with China as a special championship
- China was a competition with 20 countries competing, the biggest ever we made so far.
- More than $300,000 we have paid to our athletes.
- More than 10 World records have been broken in the SCL.
- 11 Guinness World records we broke, and still we are going to do some more in China next week.
- We are now broadcasting in 89 countries.
We have made 51 Champions League competitions in the last 5 years of SCL existence and Zydrunas Savickas has won 27 of these SCL competitions and is 2 times overall SCL world champion.
We are all very proud on this. But, can we do it better? Yes we can. Our calendar for 2013 is already 90% full, and we are working on the last deals and options. Again we will have competitions in new countries, where we was never before. Next year we will have an even bigger price money for our athletes. We will gone broadcast in 100 countries! 14 SCL shows and 3 separate big international shows, will be made in 2013.
“Therefore, we welcome our champions again in the Strongman Champions League 2013: The league for champions, by champions,” said Mostert.
Official Final points after 14 Stages (top 20)
- Zydrunas Savickas (Lithuania) 275
- Ervin Katona / Serbia 130
- Misha Koklyaev / Russia 114
- Lauri Nami / Estonia 76
- Krzystof Radzikowski / Poland 75
- Terry Hollands / England 73
- Laurence Shahlaei / Iran 66
- Jarno Hams / Holland 47
- Martin Wildauer / Austria 33
- Warrick Brant / Australia 32
- Vytautas Lalas / Lithuania 30
- Konstantin Ilin / Ukraine 30
- Saulius Brusokas / Lithuania 28
- Tomi Lotta / Finland 26
- Paul Pirjol / Romania 26
- Johannes Arsjo / Sweden 26
- Rafal Kobylarz / Poland 25
- Rob Frampton / England 22
- Vidas Blekaitas / Lithuania 18
- Dainis Zageris / Latvia 16
For a lot of photos and full details, please visit the official SCL website.
With the 2012 SCL finalists providing security, we’ll bet that there were no problems on the beach in Martinique that day. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of SCL.
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2012 IronMind