Inspirational Fenland powerlifter claims four golds in sensational Special Olympics
POWERLIFTER Tom Baty has returned to Fenland with a stunning haul of medals after blazing a golden trail at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens.
The 27-year-old, who trains at Ironworks Gym in Wisbech, fought off a sickness bug to claim an incredible four golds in what was his first international competition.
Baty, who has Down’s Syndrome, powered his way to success in four different categories, sealing a triumphant performance with a 150kg dead lift.
His father, Richard, travelled to watch him along with his mother, brother and girlfriend. He said: “We are so proud of Tom, he was magnificent and an inspiration to us all. It is an experience we will never forget.”
Members of the Ironworks Gym joined together for a fundraising powerlift last year - raising more than �1,000 to help send Baty to Athens.