22 February 2020
Yule secures GB’s third gold in Manchester
With Tokyo 2020 fast approaching, powerlifter Micky Yule is ready to give it his all after clinching Great Britain’s third gold medal at the Manchester 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup.
Zoe Newson began Britain’s success with gold on the first day of competition, Kimberley Dean added to it before Yule got in on the act.
The 41-year-old led home a British one-two in the men’s up to 72kg with Nathaniel Wilding taking home the silver medal.
Yule lifted 182kg to seal top spot with Wilding managing 175kg for second place while Ghana’s Emmanuel Nii Tettey Oku completed the podium.
The Rio Paralympian, who finished sixth at those Games, was pleased with his performance but is focusing on his ambition to get to Tokyo and come away with a medal.
“I had to put the other guys under pressure,” said Yule. “I needed to push them to lift outside their capabilities and I felt I did that today.
“I’ve got to medal at every competition, I’ve put too much into this sport not to go and medal. I’m going to train like a beast and go and attack Tokyo as hard as ever.”
Great Britain sit top of the medal table having won three golds, two silvers and two bronzes with one day of competition remaining.
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