Team Scotland is pleased to announce that Micky Yule is set to be upgraded to Commonwealth Games silver following confirmation that original gold medallist Sudhir, representing India, has been disqualified due to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Yule, the first para-sport athlete to carry the Scottish flag into a Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, had already added to that piece of history, lifting 192kg in the Para-Powerlifting Heavyweight final to take bronze, his first Commonwealth Games medal after finishing fourth at the previous two Games. He has now been promoted to silver, with Ikechukwu Obichukwu of Nigeria taking gold.
Micky, who announced his retirement from the sport earlier this year, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have confirmation of my upgraded medal from bronze to silver from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
“I have always believed in myself and my ability to perform to the highest levels, even when my competition may have been looking to take the easy route to victory.
“I believe in Clean Sport and hope this shows all athletes that staying true to yourself and your integrity pays off in the long term.”
To commemorate this significant achievement, Team Scotland is working with the Commonwealth Games Federation to find a suitable occasion to present Micky with his medal and celebrate with his friends and family.