Warwick lifter wins award after world best squat
TOM Hardy has lifted more than three times his weight to break a world record in the Global Powerlifting Committee and win a sports star monthly award.
He went to the nationals in Perth aiming to better the then world record of 332.5kg in squat in the junior 110kg division.
Hardy had lifted 320kg in training but is in a sport where they keep their best for competition. He also went to Perth with PBs of 185kg in benchpress and 270kg in deadlift.
In the lead-up to the nationals, he told the Daily News he was aiming for 333kg and kept his word.
Hardy was crowned overall winner in Perth with a combined total of 782.5kg across three different lifts.
He does four training sessions each week of an average four hours each day. The Warwick lifter works and trains at DY Gym.
His coach is Thomas Lilley from Gold Coast and they get together monthly. In between, they communicate online.
Hardy wins $100 from Warwick Credit Union.