Powerlifting pensioner smashes records

POWERLIFTING pensioner Dessie Scott (71) continues to roll back the years by grabbing more records.

The veteran from Ballymoney Powerlifting Club put on a world class performance at the Northern Ireland Unequipped Championships.

Lifting in the 74-kilo class he broke Northern Ireland records ten times (three squat, one bench press, three dead lift and three total) and British records six times (one bench press, two dead lift and three total).

Given that each competitor is allocated three attempts in each discipline this was a remarkable feat for the British Champion.

Dessie trains at Gerry’s Gym in Coleraine and is coached by Gerry McLaughlin.