Micky Gets Gold at Invictus 2016

By Zoe Conville on May 11th, 2016 - comments

Britain’s first gold medal at this year’s Invictus Games has been won by a veteran who lives in Lincolnshire.

Micky Yule, from Nocton, powered his way to a win after dominating the Men’s Lightweight Powerlifting competition in Florida.

Not only did Micky win the Men’s Lightweight Powerlifting competition, he also set a personal best.

The crowd were cheering for him right the way through, and even Prince Harry could be heard yelling: “Come on Micky!” from the stands.

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style event where wounded, injured or sick armed forces personnel and veterans take part in a wide range of sports. The Invictus Games was set up by Prince Harry in 2014.

Ex-Army Staff Sergeant Micky, who is originally from Scotland, lost both his legs above the knee when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan back in 2010.

He commended Prince Harry’s work on the Invictus Games, saying: “He’s such a supporter and I think that, without Prince Harry’s input into the games, I’m sure it wouldn’t be what it is.

“He puts himself out, he’s around everybody. You see him in the back helping everybody.

“He’s a top lad and he knows where we’re coming from.”

Micky also won gold in the 2014 Invictus Games and he’s has previously competed at the Commonwealth Games in his homeland of Scotland where he finished fourth.

Micky will now compete for Great Britain at the Rio Paralympics this summer.

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk