Tony Ford (weightlifter)

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Michael Anthony ("Tony") Ford (born 19 May 1939) is a former English weightlifter who was a gold medalist at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, in the light heavyweight class. He represented Great Britain at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the same division, placing 13th. He also represented England/Great Britain in 42 international matches. Ford achieved all this after a serious road accident when he was 13 years of age that did damage to his right arm and leg.

Ford was the fitness coach at Hereford United F.C. for several years, specialising in weight training but joined Shrewsbury Town in June 2010 after Graham Turner was appointed manager.


Tony Ford became one of Britain's best ever weightlifters at middle and light heavy weight breaking the longest ever record that was Jim Haliday's Snatch record of 260 lbs which stood for twenty one years Tony Ford Snatched 264 lbs.