Power lifter Tom retains his Special Olympic title

Tom Baty at the English Special Olympics

Tom Baty at the English Special Olympics - Credit: Archant

Powerlifting Ely’s Tom Baty has retained his English Special Olympic power lifting title.

Tom, 31, who has Down’s syndrome, beat a talented field opponents at the championships, held in Bradford, last month.

His final lift, a 155kg dead lift, made him the clear winner in the 83kg class. He also excelled in the squat lift, with 140kgs, and a 95kg bench press.

Tom’s father, Richard Baty said: “Tom has trained really hard on his core strength, at the West End gym in Ely, under the excellent supervision of his coach, Paul Smith. “We are all very proud of him, he now holds the English and Scottish titles.”