WALLYFORD'S para-powerlifting sensation Micky Yule has today (Wednesday) become the fourth athlete from East Lothian selected for the Commonwealth Games in Australia. 

Yule will compete in his second Commonwealth Games, after being part of Team Scotland in Glasgow four years ago, where he narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth.

That saw Yule become the first Scot to compete in para-powerlifting in the history of the Commonwealth Games, which this year takes place on Australia's Gold Coast in April. 

The 39-year-old (pictured below by Roger Keller/Help for Heroes) is a former army staff sergeant lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan in 2010 after he stood on an improvised explosive device.

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He took up powerlifting as part of his recovery, and has not looked back since, and represented Team GB at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

And the Wallyford-born star, who now lives in Lincoln with wife Jodie and son Charlie, was delighted to have been named in the squad. 

He has endured a bad run of injuries in recent months, but posted this message on Twitter. . .

And Yule said: “I am proud to be selected for my second Commonwealth Games.

"I finished fourth in Glasgow last time out and felt how close it was to miss out on those medals."

And he has set himself high standards Down Under - saying he goes with "one mission" - to return with a medal. 

He added: "Nothing else will do."

Yule joins para-sprinter Maria Lyle, from Dunbar and bowlers Alex Marshall and Derek Oliver in the Team Scotland squad.

Also included are Guy Learmonth, who has connections to the county through Dunbar Running Club, and boxer Mitchell Barton, who trains at Bronx Boxing Gym in Tranent.