Micky Yule Finishes 6th at Rio Paralympics Debut

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micky yule rio 2016Former Staff Sergeant, Micky Yule was one of the the last GB powerlifters to compete at Rio yesterday, equalling his PB to finish 6th in the 65kg weight category.

Yule stepped up confidently to complete a 180kg lift in his first attempt. This equalled his personal best at this weight class and left him in third place at the end of the first round.

He was unable to make his next lift of 184gk while Paul Kehinde from Nigeria lifted a new Paralympic record of 210kg, leaving Yule in sixth place at the end of the second round.

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Micky Yule Secures Bronze Medal With Third Place Finish at the Final IPC Power Lifting World Cup

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Micky-Yule-Dubai-World-CupAfter his 4th place finish in Dubai, Micky Yule secured a hat trick of third place finishes at the last IPC Power LIfting World Cup before the Rio 2016 qualification places are announced.

Zoe Newson took Bronze in the -45kg weight class followed by four time paralympian Natalie Blake who also finished in 3rd place with a lift of 98kg before narrowly missing her final lift of 99kg.

Yule topped off the hat trick of Bronze medals placing third in the 72kg weight category with three successful lifts, his last lift was 192kg.

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

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Micky-Yule-IPC-Para-Powerlifting-World-CupBritish 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.

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European Gold and Yet Another Personal Best for Micky Yule

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Micky-Yule-European-ChampionshipsA personal best of 190kg at the Asian Open wasn’t enough for British power lifting athlete, Micky Yule as has set yet another personal best of 193 kg to win Gold at the IPC Power Lifting European Championships in Hungary.

The Scot put in an inspired performance on the third day of the competition to see off the challenge posed by two powerful Russian athletes in the 80kg weight division, producing 3 successful lifts and a 193kg PB on his third and final lift.

This Gold medal means that Yule is now 6th in the IPC world rankings table going into a paralympic year in 2016.

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5th Place Finish and a New PB for Micky Yule at the Asian Open

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Micky-Yule-Almaty-2015After taking home the Gold medal at the Americas Open, Micky Yule lifted a new personal best of 190kg to take 5th spot in the 72gk weight category at the IPC Power Lifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The competition was won with a world record breaking lift of 225kg made by Rasool Mohsin of Iraq.

After the competion, Micky Said, “I’m very pleased to have lifted 190kg in another Rio qualifier, and that I also managed to break into the top eight in another weight group. (up to 72kg).

“I’m now looking ahead to the European Championships in Hungary in November, where I’d really like to bring home a medal.”

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Another Gold Medal For Micky Yule as He Wins the IPC Americas Open

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Micky-Yule-Americas-OpenCompeting in the mens up to 65kg category, Micky Yule lifted 177kg to win Gold at the IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships.

Despite failing to lift his third weight of 183kg, Yule still managed to finish 26kg ahead of Brazilian silver medal winner, Alexsander Whitaker.

Prior to this competition, the Scot came 4th at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and took Gold at the Invictus Games, held at the Olympic Park in London.

Micky credits Help For Heroes for a lot of his success and attended a joint training camp at the charity’s Tedworth House Recovery Centre in conjunction with British Weightlifting to prepare for the Mexico competition.

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Commonwealth Disappointment For Micky Yule as He Misses Out on a Medal

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Micky-Yule-Commonwealth-GamesMicky Yule couldn’t add to team Scotland’s record breaking medal haul today, coming agonizingly close to a spot on the podium with a 4th place finish at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

The Scotsman completed his first two lifts of 172kg and 177kg but failed to complete his third lift of 183kg. Ibrahim Abdulazeez took Gold with a lift of 224kg.

You could see the disappointment coming from Micky immediately after the competition but still, he was able to put the experience into perspective.

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Royal Boost For Micky Yule at the Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games

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Micky-Yule-with-the-RoyalsIn what can only be described as a ‘Royal Boost’, Micky Yule, who is set to compete for Commonwealth Gold this week, met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Chris Hoy and Olympic superstar, Usain Bolt.

The meeting was made even more special by the fact that Micky is an Invictus Games hopeful and will be competing at the inaugural games in September.

The Invictus Games is paralympic multi sport event created by Prince Harry for injured, wounded and sick ex-servicemen and women compete at an international level. Micky Yule’s story is an inspiring one and signifies what the Invictus Games are all about.

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Yule Sets 2 New PB’s at Asia Open

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Micky-Yule-Asian-Open-Championship-2013IPC Powerlifter Micky Yule set not one, but two new personal best lifts to round out an incredible set of performances from Team GB’s athletes at the Asian Open Championship in Malaysia.

The Scot, who currently lives in Lincoln with his wife, Jody, completed three successful lifts and ended with a lift of 186kg in the 72kg weight division of the competition in Kuala Lumpa.

As a result of Yule’s PB’s he finished in 5th place overall which is very impressive considering he has only been part of team GB since April of this year.

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