Newry’s strongest man Tom Gaskin has been revealed to be Columbian football superstar Carlos Valderrama’s long lost twin brother it has emerged today.
Tom who has raised thousands of pounds for local charities and who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘The quickest picker upper when it comes to beer kegs, who in 1996 managed to lift a 137-pound keg over his head 902 times in only six hours.’
Valderrama who is one of Columbia’s best known football stars and was at one point in time the best defender on the planet told Newry Spud:
“I always knew I had a twin somewhere in Ireland, it’s only now that I have the time that I searched for him. I knew as soon as I seen Tom that yes, he was my long lost twin brother, the similarities are striking and I am so happy to have found him.”
We tried contacting Tom for comment but he was too busy lifting random shit up over his head for the craic.