Tom produces his best to retain Scottish crown

Tom Baty

Tom Baty - Credit: Archant

Powerlifting Tom Baty was crowned champion at the Scottish Powerlifting Championships for people with learning disabilities held in Dundee.

Tom, who has Down’s syndrome and lives in Ely, produced some of his best ever lifting to retain the title.

He completed three perfect squat lifts, finishing with an impressive 150kg effort.

His 85kg bench press was a little below his best, however, he more than made up for this with a mighty 165kg deadlift, for an overall total of 400kgs to retain his title as Scottish champion.

Tom has trained hard at the West End gym, in Ely, with his coach Paul Smith and is considering whether to make himself available as part of the British team for a Commonwealth level event in Vancouver in the winter.

Tom’s father, Richard, said: “He was praised for his excellent technique and I am very proud of him.”