Micky Yule Retires from Para-powerlifting

January 19, 2023

Micky Yule has announced his retirement from Para-powerlifting.

The 44-year-old led Team Scotland as Flagbearer at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony alongside Kirsty Gilmour, before going on to win a bronze medal.

Micky attended his third Commonwealth Games at Birmingham 2022, having become the first Scottish athlete to compete in Para-Sport Powerlifting at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, where he finished 4th. He returned for Gold Coast 2018, just missing out on a medal again, coming 4th for his second consecutive Games.

Having finishing sixth on his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, he put in a fabulous performance to win bronze at Tokyo 2020 with a lift of 182kg. His other achievements include gold at both the Invictus Games and 2015 European Championships.

A member of the British Army, Micky was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2010, an injury that required more than 40 operations and left him a double amputee. Having competed in Power-lifting competitions for the Army since 2007, he took a year to recover before getting back into the gym in 2011 and competing for Great Britain in Para-Sport Powerlifting competitions.

Everyone at Team Scotland wishes Micky a happy retirement!

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