Powerlifter Tom wins award

Tom Baty, who won four gold medals at the Special Olympics in Athens.
Tom Baty, who won four gold medals at the Special Olympics in Athens.
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FORMER Wisbech sportsman Tom Baty has been recognised in a special Sports Awards ceremony yesterday (Thursday) at St Ives.

Powerlifter Tom (28) was presented with The Anglia Ruskin University Disabled Sports Performer of the Year award.

Tom, who now lives in Ely, won four gold medals representing Great Britain at the Special Olympics in Athens earlier this year and beat serial Award finalist Charlotte Cox and swimmer Lauren Steadman to the prize.

Ex-Footballer turned racehorse trainer Micky Quinn presented the evening of Awards organised by LIVING SPORT.

A record number of nominations were received for the ten awards, covering an array of sports, making competition the toughest yet.

All winners now go on to represent the county and themselves at the BBC East Region awards later this month.

Rebecca Gilbertson, LIVING SPORT Events Coordinator, said: “This year we received a record number of nominations and the strength in all categories was tremendous. All the winners and runners up fought off stiff competition; showing that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have some great sporting people we can be really proud of.”