Downhill champion, Kerry Wilson, beats the rebooted Gladiators on primetime Saturday night TV!


Former Scottish elite downhill champion Kerry Wilson makes the quarter finals in Gladiators reboot

Is thrashing the superhuman stars of the Gladiators TV present a part of your 2024 coaching plans? Effectively, it was for Scottish downhill and enduro racer Kerry Wilson, who this weekend made it via to the quarter finals of the rebooted present. Wilson, who can be a canine walker, beat fellow ‘regular individual’ Natasha Lawrence in a sequence of bodily competitions towards one another and the so-called Gladiators to make it via to the subsequent stage of the competitors.

Contenders prepared! Gladiators prepared!

Followers of the unique 90s present will recognise traditional challenges, though the Gladiators themselves are all new – most likely for the very best given it’s been 30 years… If getting fitter and being extra assured on the bike is one thing you’re all for, nonetheless, be sure you learn our article on getting match for mountain biking and racing in 12 weeks.

When you’re unlikely to seek out your self beating somebody with a giant stick while balancing on a go online the path, if you happen to extract the muscle tissue and power wanted to do nicely you would possibly discover it much like holding your individual in your mountain bike. Or, it is likely to be that I’m looking for a tenuous hyperlink between Kerry Wilson’s bodily prowess in a recreation present and her capability on the bike. You say tomato I say tomato.

So who’s Kerry Wilson?

Wilson solely began using in 2018 and within the years since has made a giant mark on the downhill and enduro neighborhood in Scotland and additional afield. She’s received the Elite Downhill Scottish championships twice, in 2021 and 2022 respectively. And has since begun to journey enduro races, successful at Tweed Valley final yr within the eMTB competitors. Presently she rides for Hunt/Privateer bikes, and you could find some epic photographs and movies on her Instagram profile.

The subsequent spherical of the present might be proven on Saturday on BBC One.