Davie in action

Portree's Davie Hearn has done it again, gone and lifted another British record.

Since he took up the sport senior citizen Davie has consistently broken records at British, European and World level in the championships staged by the World Drug Free Power Lifting Association.

Now during the organisation's latest British Championships, a qualifier for the forthcoming European and World titles, he has made the record books once more.

Competing in the 75-80 years age group at the Single Lift competition Davie not only smashed another British record but took top place in all three of his events.

His record breaking attempt was a 112.5 kilo lift in the Squat competition, while he managed 80 kilos in the bench press to take first place and achieved another top spot in the deadlift, this time with 150 kilos on the bar.

In fact Davie could have had a new record in the last event but for failing on a technicalty.

He said: "I actually managed 160 kilos, the most I've done in a competition but the judges decided for technical reasons that it would not stand. That was a bit disappointing but at least now I know that I can do that kind of weight."

"There were around 170 competitors in various age categories at the event in King's Lynn the shame of it though was that more Scots weren't there."

Now following on from his success Davie has qualified for the European and World single lift competitions to be staged in Italy and the Ukraine respectively.

He added: "I've also qualified for the Full Power World Championships to be held in America so it could be quite a busy year!"