SLIDER: ICE WARRIOR CHALLENGE
In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, Micky Yule lost both of his legs above the knee whilst part of a high-risk search team locating IEDs.
Determined not to be defeated by his disabilities – he went on to become a champion Paralympic Powerlifter winning Gold at the 2016 Invictus Games and going on to represent Britain in the Rio Paralympics later that year. Not content with his current achievements and thirsty for a huge new challenge, he’s now testing his limits in a sport that is both highly dangerous and virtually impossible for anyone with missing limbs–skeleton.
At present, double amputees can’t take part in skeleton sport, but Micky wants to prove that being an Olympian isn’t about having the perfect body, or the perfect number of limbs. It’s about the Olympic spirit–giving everything you’ve got and never giving up.
Sliding downwards at speeds of 120km an hour, Micky has set himself a massive challenge, which will culminate in a battle against reigning world skeleton champion and Olympic medal-winner, Martins Dukurs. This is the first time a double amputee has challenged an able-bodied world champion skeleton athlete, which will see them compete in a thrilling head-to-head challenge at the world’s fastest slide at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Canada.
Slider: Ice Warrior Challenge premiered on Quest Wednesday 7th February!
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