MICKY Yule is to have his Commonwealth Games bronze medal upgraded to silver – 13 months after the international event in Birmingham.

Gold medal winner Sudhir, who represented India at the prestigious event, has been disqualified due to an anti-doping rule violation.

Yule, 44, had finished third in the men’s heavyweight class behind Ikechukwu Obichukwu, who has now been promoted to gold.

The Wallyford athlete, 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.

East Lothian Courier: Micky Yule's bronze at last year's Commonwealth Games has been upgraded to silver. Picture: Team ScotlandMicky Yule's bronze at last year's Commonwealth Games has been upgraded to silver. Picture: Team Scotland

“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.”

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.

Now, Team Scotland is working with the Commonwealth Games Federation to find a suitable occasion to present Yule with his medal and celebrate with his friends and family.

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In 2010, he lost both of his legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving in Afghanistan.

It was in Birmingham where he began a gruelling journey towards recovery and, fittingly, sporting success in the same city last year.

Speaking to Courier Sport earlier this year, he told how he planned to move into a career in investment banking and felt lifting in front of a home crowd was the perfect way to bring the curtain down on his powerlifting career.