At the age of 76 years Skye man David Hearn has yet again become a world beater
Already a European champion and holding three world records in power lifting, David from Hill Place in Portree travelled to Wales at the week-end (June 3,4,5) to take part in World Drug Free Power Lifting Federation’s Single Lift Championship.
There he was joined by around 400 competitors drawn from across the globe, including Americans, Russians, French, Italians and Brazilians but it was the Skye man who, at least in his age category, ruled supreme. For he grasped not just one but two world titles and narrowly missed out on a third when he took runners up spot.
David, who was part of a five strong Scottish squad, said: “All in all it was a good week-end. We were competing over three days in three separate competitions.”
In fact on day one David competed for the very first time in the squat in a single life event and walked away as World Champion in the 90 kilos M8 75-80 years bracket. He added: “In the bench press event that followed I took second place lifting 85 kilos to the winner’s 90 and the week-end finished on a high in the dead lift where I reached 150 kilos and again won the world champion’s title.”
Now, at least for the time being, its back into training for David with his next scheduled event, the UK Masters Championship, to be staged in Glasgow later this summer.