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.

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