Weightlifting - Yule determined to get best out of Britain's weightlifters

Tommy Yule has vowed to help Britain's weightlifters realise their potential after being appointed as the nation's new performance director.

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The 37-year-old enjoyed a more than 20-year competitive career in the sport which saw him attend the Sydney 2000 Olympics and win multiple Commonwealth Games medals.

Yule still holds the British senior snatch record in the 105kg category and has ten years experience in strength and conditioning support in high-performance sport.

He has worked with organisations such as British Athletics and the English Institute of Sport and will now become performance director at British Weight Lifting.

Britain fielded a team of five at the London 2012 Olympics last summer with Jack Oliver producing the best finish of the quintet by placing tenth in the men's 77kg category.

And Yule, who will also lead the Paralympic powerlifting programme, is determined to get the best out of the nation's athletes.

"Having competed in the sport for over 20 years, it is an honour to be appointed to lead the high performance programme for Olympic weightlifting and IPC Powerlifting," said Yule.

"There is a lot of potential in both disciplines; to continue to build a programme that supports the lifters and their coaches to realise that potential and succeed on the international stage is an exciting challenge for me."

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