More power-lifting glory for Ely ace Tom Baty

PUBLISHED: 09:55 03 December 2012

Tom Baty special olympics gold medal weightlifter - picture taken August 2009, selected for World Special Olympic Games, Athens 2011

Tom Baty special olympics gold medal weightlifter - picture taken August 2009, selected for World Special Olympic Games, Athens 2011

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ELY'S Tom Baty won the English Special Olympics Power Lifting Championship, held in Bradford.

Ely-based Tom, who is 29 and has Down’s Syndrome, also broke the British bench press record for his weight division with a 100kg lift.

His winning total at the event, held on November 26, was 380 kilos and included a 130kg squat and 150kg dead lift.

Tom’s father and coach, Richard Baty, said that the win was down to dedicated training at the West End Gym, in Ely, and the support and encouragement of the Ely Power Lifting Club.

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