Micky Yule Remains on Track For Rio With a 4th Place Finish at the Dubai World Cup

By 19th February 2016News

British para powerlifter Micky Yule secured a 4th place finish at the IPC Dubai World cup and remains on track to qualify for Rio 2016.

Despite suffering from a pectoral injury which had a negative impact on his training program in the lead up to the event, the veteran from Edinburgh lifted 185kg on his first attempt. He missed his 190kg target on his final 2 attempts.

Still , he remains on target to qualify in both the -80kg and -60kg  weight classifications.

Micky was joined in Dubai by four time paralympian Natalie Blake and world champion, Ali Jawad.

Speaking about Team GB’s performance, Paralympic Performance Manager Tom Whittaker said, “Although disappointed not to medal, we are pleased with the performances from all three of our athletes, who remain on course to achieving the ultimate objective of qualifying for this summer’s Paralympic Games.

“The next couple of weeks are huge for the team, as we head into the final World Cup and Rio qualifying opportunity later this month and we will all be focused on ensuring the athletes’ training and preparation gives them the best chance of securing their place in Rio this summer.”

The final IPC Powerlifting World Cup will take place on 24th – 28th February in Kuala Lumpar where Micky will make his final bid to qualify for Rio 2016.


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