IPC 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.
Paralympic Performance Manager for British Weight Lifting, Tom Whittaker said, “Micky’s performance is testament to all the work which his coach Neil Crosbie and the Scottish Institute of Sport have put in with him.”
“They’ve done fantastically well, and shown great progress since he joined the World Class Programme in April. Not only did he finish with a personal best, but he executed the lift very well and showed that he has plenty more in the tank.”
Ashley Metcalfe, Cheif Executive of British Weight Lifting said, “The results in Malaysia have been really encouraging and highlights that our High Performance programme is working. Credit must go to all the lifters and also to Tom Whittaker and his team of coaches and support staff.”
Micky is on track to qualify for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014.