Another title for power lifter Tom

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:00 02 December 2013

Tom Baty

Tom Baty

Archant

Ely power lifter Tom Baty retained the English Special Olympic Power lifting Championship held in Bradford at the weekend.

Tom, who is 30-years-old and has Downs Syndrome, competed in the 83kg division. He had to be on top form to beat his close rival from Yorkshire. In a tense finish, Tom’s final dead lift of 160 kilos was enough to win.

Tom trains at the Paradise Centre and at the West End Gym, both in Ely. Richard Baty, Tom’s father, said: “Tom’s final lift was one of his best ever efforts, he lifted twice his body weight to win. Thanks for this must go to his coach, Paul Smith, who has helped to build up his core strength in training. We are all really proud of his success.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard